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World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

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Exotic invasions can drive native species extinct

Latest research from the University of Southampton has revealed the impact of exotic species upon native wildlife, which could potentially lead to native plant species extinctions within their ...

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Nature turning nocturnal in response to human activity

In our relatively short time at the top of the food chain, humans have left an impression that will literally last until the Sun swallows the Earth a few billion years from now. But ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland

Research, led by the University of Sussex and the University of Kent, indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

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British mammals' fight for survival

Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by the Mammal ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

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Why Is This Tree Covered in a Ghostly Web?

No, a spider didn't build this web — hundreds or thousands of tiny caterpillars did.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Livescience

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Original habitat is best, but restoration still makes a big difference

A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents some of the best evidence to date that restoration efforts in Missouri's Ozark Highlands make a difference for nesting songbirds ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

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Putting animals in their best light—Researchers find some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife

A new generation of outdoor lights spreading across landscapes require greater scrutiny to reduce harm to wildlife, says a USC-led research group that developed a new tool to help fix the problem.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from

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Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species

A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians in India.

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Seeking new relationships with invasive species

With summer nearly here in North America, we often hear about invasive plants popping up in undesirable locations, "colonizing" different areas. But what if we shifted how "non-native" species ...

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