Removing tree canopy to create breeding areas for timber rattlesnakes also brings in predators like hawks and bobcats, research finds.
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Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
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Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
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"...if we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth's land in a relatively intact state."
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"What we do to deal with the current extinction crisis in the next two decades will define the fate of millions of species."
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Environmental non-governmental organizations are moving beyond conservation and getting into politics to advocate for climate action, a study shows.
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Before fur traders decimated sea otters, ancestors of at least one Alaskan indigenous group hunted them for their pelts, not food, researchers say.
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Oyster aquaculture has little impact on shorebirds, such as the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile every year.
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COVID-19 threatens to derail conservation efforts and research for a year, which could be a huge blow to the field. Here, a biologist explains the threat.
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