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December 14, 2020

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Toxic Pollutants Can Impact Wildlife Disease Spread

Exposure to toxic pollutants associated with human activities may be influencing the spread of infectious diseases in wildlife, according to a new ...

Low Oxygen Levels in Lakes and Reservoirs May Accelerate Global Change

Ultimately, this study is crucial for how researchers, and the general public, think about how freshwater ecosystems produce greenhouse gases in the future. With low oxygen concentrations increasing ...

Symbiotic Relationship Between California Oaks and Mutualist Fungi as a Buffer for Climate Change

'Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' So goes the first line of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina.' Little did ...

Marine Ecosystems: No Refuge from the Heat

Over the past several decades, marine protected areas (MPAs) have emerged as a favored conservation tool. By protecting marine species and safeguarding habitat, these reserves help buffer ecosystems ...
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Incredible Vision in Ancient Marine Creatures Drove an Evolutionary Arms Race

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new ...

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

Planting trees and preventing deforestation are considered key climate change mitigation strategies, but a new analysis finds the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit certain global emissions ...

Plastic Contaminants Harm Sea Urchins

Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research ...

Caribbean Coral Reefs Under Siege from Aggressive Algae

Human activity endangers coral health around the world. A new algal threat is taking advantage of coral's already precarious situation in the Caribbean and making it even harder for reef ...

Jaguars Robust to Climate Extremes but Lack of Food Threatens Species

Researchers lead a world-first investigation into the chances of wild jaguars surviving climate extremes with six scenarios modelling the behavior, mating, births of cubs, competition, illegal ...

Mine Ponds Amplify Mercury Risks in Peru's Amazon

The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru's Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. ...

It's Not Too Late to Save 102 Species at Risk of Extinction

The Fraser River estuary in British Columbia is home to 102 species at risk of extinction. A new study says it's not too late to save these species if action is taken ...

In Fire-Prone West, Plants Need Their Pollinators -- And Vice Versa

A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at how fire affects plants, or ...

Changes in Fire Activity Are Threatening More Than 4,400 Species Globally

More than 4,400 species across the globe are at risk from extinction because of changes in fire activity says a new ...

Some Amazon Rainforest Regions More Resistant to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A new observational study demonstrates that increasing air dryness does not reduce photosynthesis in certain very wet regions of the Amazon rainforest, contradicting Earth System Models that show the ...

Giant Aquatic Bacterium Is a Master of Adaptation

The largest freshwater bacterium, Achromatium oxaliferum, is highly flexible in its requirements, as researchers have now discovered: It lives in places that differ extremely in environmental ...

In the Amazon's 'Sand Forests,' Birds Play by Different Evolutionary Rules

The Amazon isn't just rainforest -- patches of habitat grow on white sands. Scientists are starting to turn their attention to these 'sand forests' and the animals that live there. In ...

Researchers Quantify Carbon Changes in Sierra Nevada Meadow Soils

Meadows in the Sierra Nevada mountains are critical components of watersheds. In addition to supplying water to over 25 million people in California and Nevada, meadows contain large quantities of ...

What Does the Fox Say to a Puma?

Researchers have found that in the Chilean Andes, two predator species -- the puma and the culpeo fox -- can successfully share a landscape and hunt for food over the same nighttime hours because ...

Applying Environmental Genomics to Coral Conservation

Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to temperature, making them particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. But some corals seem able to adapt. Researchers studied a reef in New ...

COVID-Delayed Arctic Research Cruise Yields Late-Season Data

Researchers studying the Bering and Chukchi seas for three weeks in October found no ice and a surprisingly active ecosystem as they added another year's data to a key climate change ...

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Arctic researchers have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about the biological diversity of the watery world under the sea ice. This ...

Researchers Develop DNA Approach to Forecast Ecosystem Changes

The rapid, low-cost technique is the first to analyze DNA left behind in animals' feces to map out complex networks of species interactions in a terrestrial system. It could help redefine ...

New Study Uses Satellites and Field Studies to Improve Coral Reef Restoration

A recent study found evidence that particulate organic carbon levels are one of the most important factors in determining coral outplant ...

The Ecology of Crop Pests

Ecological theory provides insights on pesticide use in ...

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