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Beware of Hungry Bears

Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
07-18-2014

Tiny Plants Ride on the Coattails of Migratory Birds

Since the days of Darwin, biologists have questioned why certain plants occur in widely separated places, the farthest reaches of North American and the Southern tip of South America but nowhere in between. How did they get there? An international…[more]

PeerJ


06-12-2014

Habitat Loss on Breeding Grounds Cause of Monarch Decline

Habitat loss on breeding grounds in the United States – not on wintering grounds in Mexico – is the main cause of recent and projected population declines of migratory monarch butterflies in eastern North America, according to new research from…[more]

University of Guelph


06-05-2014

Amber Discovery Indicates Lyme Disease Is Older Than Human Race

Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years…[more]

Oregon State University


05-30-2014

Wondering About the State of the Environment? Just Eavesdrop on the Bees

Researchers have devised a simple way to monitor wide swaths of the landscape without breaking a sweat: by listening in on the “conversations” honeybees have with each other. The scientists’ analyses of honeybee waggle dances suggest that costly measures to…[more]

Cell Press


05-23-2014

Environmental Conditions May Impact Bird Migration

Wind conditions during spring migration may be a predictor of apparent annual survival and the timing of breeding in yellow warblers, according to results published journal PLOS ONE by Anna Drake from Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Migratory birds play…[more]

PLOS ONE


05-15-2014

Dangerous to Be Young

There’s a reason why there is less singing outside your window. Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines.

Scientists have spent years researching potential causes for these population declines, focusing on the birds when they…[more]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
05-09-2014

Emerald Ash Borers in U.S. Long Before First Detection

New research at Michigan State University shows that the uber-destructive emerald ash borer arrived at least 10 years before it was first identified in North America.

The study, published in the current issue of journal Diversity and Distributions, shows that…[more]

Michigan State University


05-09-2014

New Salamander Species Discovered in Arkansas

Researchers from the University of Tulsa and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced today the discovery of a new and unique species of aquatic salamander found at Lake Catherine State Park, near Hot Springs. A scientific paper describing the…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish
04-17-2014

Two Rehabilitated Eagles Take Wing on Little Red River

After serious injury, surgery and months of rehabilitation, two adult bald eagles were released Saturday, March 29, near the Little Red River just downstream from Greers Ferry Dam. Their recovery and release was the result of work by Rodney Paul,…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish
04-04-2014
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