Food farmed in tropical and Mediterranean climates comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere.
yesterday • ~7 min
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Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~5 min
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"The time is now to prevent a potential devastation to the region's waters and the livelihoods and health of millions of people..."
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Two newly discovered species of fungi infect flies and then get them to rain down spores to infect others before they die, researchers have found.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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Basking sharks travel in extended families with their own 'gourmet maps' of feeding spots, genetic tagging reveals
The latest research reveals basking sharks are not lone predators but rather family-minded creatures with a fancy for fine dining with their own folk.
Dec. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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