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Theory suggests root efficiency, independence drove global spread of flora

A new theory of plant evolution suggests that the 400 million-year drive of flora across the globe may not have been propelled by the above-ground traits we can see easily, but by underground ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Demographic compensation' may not save plants facing changing climate

An in-depth look at how plants respond to climate change shows mixed results for the phenomenon of "demographic compensation" as a way for plants to avoid severe population declines.

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Are flamingos returning to Florida?

Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings of American Flamingos in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. However, whether they're truly native to the U.S. or only arrive ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study of mollusk epidemic could help save endangered sea snail

Abalone, large single-shelled mollusks, are an unusual sight these days off the coast of Washington, California, and Oregon. Of seven species of abalone on the west coast, two are endangered ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades'

New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of "extinction cascades", where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.

Mon 19 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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New study sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins

Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins - one of the world's most endangered animals - out of Central Africa, a new study has found.

Sun 18 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.

Sat 17 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Incredible footage shows Red Handfish using hand to walk

Stunning clips show the Red Handfish sitting on the seabed using its hands like flippers to walk along it. Tasmanian scientists discovered a second population of the incredibly rare fish last ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity

It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by WCS, Princeton University, ...

Fri 16 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species

Carefully managed fires generate the maximum diversity of birds and mammals in savannas, new research from the University of York suggests.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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