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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This is the first study to link human activity with a change in whale sharks’ life stages.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~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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In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant
Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~9 min
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The curator at UC Merced describes the evacuation and shows a selection of photographs from the 110-year history of the park.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Wildlife tourism is big business – until a pandemic halts international travel.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 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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To understand the barriers endangered species face when trying to traverse their habitat, it helps to think of their environment like an electrical circuit board.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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