World map of bees could help keep them buzzing

Scientists have created the first world map of bees, which are crucial to ecosystems and crops around the world.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genes

Preserving wildlife corridors between protected areas could help maintain genetic connections between African elephant populations, researchers report.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Some fish are likely to get caught and recaught

New research identifies four species of ocean fish that tend to get caught more than once. Here's what that means for sustainable fisheries.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Animal poop DNA could transform conservation

DNA in animal feces could help researchers get a picture of an entire ecosystem and the secondary effects of extinction or invasive species.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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In just 100 years, humans cut lions’ genetic diversity

In just 100 years, humans have had a significant impact on the genetic diversity of lions. "I was surprised... and disappointed," says James Derr.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Free food lures wildlife to suburban backyards

Free food—and to a lesser extent free shelter—may be why wild animals often hang out in suburban backyards, a new study shows.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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How affordable health care can fight climate change

Affordable health care could be a key tool in the fight against climate change, research from Indonesia finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

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‘Nearly invisible’ leopards rebound in China

Though most leopards are endangered, there's good news about the big cats. Their population numbers are on the rise in China.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Light pollution may skew mule deer and cougar dynamic

Light pollution in what is home to some of the darkest night skies in the continental US may change the dynamics between mule deer and cougars.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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Monarchs lay more eggs where milkweed isn’t alone

Milkweed is key to monarch butterflies' life cycle. But adding other flowering plants may help monarchs more than milkweed alone.

U. Florida • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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