Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
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As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~9 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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Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Honey bees can't practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.
July 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Japanese researchers succeed in fertilising pears using pollen carried on a soap bubble.
June 17, 2020 • ~4 min