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December 8, 2020

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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 ...

How Plants Compete for Underground Real Estate Affects Climate Change and Food Production

How do plant roots store carbon? Researchers found that the energy a plant devotes to its roots depends on proximity to other plants: when close ...

Flightless Bird Species at Risk of Extinction

Bird species that have lost the ability to fly through evolution have become extinct more often than birds that have retained their ability to fly, according to new ...

Amphibian Die-Offs Worsened Malaria Outbreaks in Central America

The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The ...
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Area Burned by Severe Fire Increased 8-Fold in Western US Over Past Four Decades

The number of wildfires and the amount of land they consume in the western US has substantially increased since the 1980s, a trend often attributed to ongoing climate change. Now, new research finds ...

Warbler Coloration Shaped by Evolution Via Distinct Paths

Two genes that are important for the diverse colors and patterns of warbler plumage have evolved through two very different processes, according to a new study. These evolutionary processes could ...

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 ...

Guam's Most Endangered Tree Species Reveals Universal Biological Concept

Newly published research has used a critically endangered species to show how trees modify leaf function to best exploit prevailing light conditions. The findings revealed numerous leaf traits that ...

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 ...

Study of Threatened Desert Tortoises Offers New Conservation Strategy

A new study supports a new conservation strategy. Climate change increasingly makes relocating threatened species necessary, despite the frequently low success rate. The study found tortoises with ...

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Protect Species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to researchers. Efforts to shift ...

Satellite Images Confirm Uneven Impact of Climate Change

Researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is ...

Community Conservation Reserves Protect Fish Diversity in Tropical Rivers

Small, community-based reserves in Thailand's Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of ...

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 ...

A New Species of Rare Phylum Loricifera Discovered in the Deep-Sea Surrounding Japan

The Loricifera is a microscopic, sediment-dwelling marine invertebrate, with a head covered in over 200 spines and an abdomen with a protective shell - known as a lorica. Since it was first ...

Clean Air Act Saved 1.5 Billion birds

US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program ...

Researchers Go Underwater to Study How Sponge Species Vanished

Researchers embarked on an underwater journey to solve a mystery: Why did sponges of the Agelas oroides species, which used to be common in the shallow waters along the Mediterranean coast of Israel, ...

Researchers Reveal Switch Used in Plant Defense Against Animal Attack

Researchers have identified the first key biological switch that sounds an alarm in plants when plant-eating animals attack. The mechanism will help unlock a trove of new strategies for improved ...

Nature Is Widely Adapted to Current Climate -- Making It Harder to Adjust to a New One

To do the right thing at the right time, organisms need to glean cues from their environment. With ongoing climate change, the timing of these cues, like the accumulation of warm days, is rapidly ...

Big Cats and Small Dogs: Solving the Mystery of Canine Distemper in Wild Tigers

Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like the Amur tiger. It is often assumed that domestic dogs are ...

Global Warming Likely to Increase Disease Risk for Animals Worldwide

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease risk in animals, researchers found -- with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans, they ...

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 ...

Siberian Primrose Has Not Had Time to Adapt to Climate Change

Global warming already affects Siberian primrose, a plant species that is threatened in Finland and Norway. According to a recently completed study, individuals of Siberian primrose originating in ...

Identical Evolution of Isolated Organisms

Palaeontologists have provided new proof of parallel evolution: conodonts, early vertebrates from the Permian period, adapted to new habitats in almost identical ways despite living in different ...

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