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'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Meadow spittlebugs declining rapidly along the California coastline

Meadow spittlebugs, once very abundant on plants along the California coastline, are declining rapidly or vanishing from their previous habitats, according to ecologists Richard Karban and Mikaela ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Logging site slash removal may be boon for wild bees in managed forests

New research suggests the removal of timber harvest residue during harvesting may be a boon for wild bees, an important step toward better understanding the planet's top group of pollinators.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bird communities dwindle on New Mexico's Pajarito Plateau

Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in recent ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study shows forest conservation is a powerful tool to improve nutrition in developing nations

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Wood density of European trees decreasing continuously since 1870

Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This may sound like good news—after all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood, and hence ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Wildfire temperatures key to better understanding air quality

When wildfires burn, they don't only damage land, homes, and businesses. Wildfire emissions, which can be transported over long distances, can be toxic and contribute to the formation of secondary ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Saving an endangered fish in the hottest place on Earth - CNET

Devils Hole in Death Valley National Park is home to an endangered fish species. Scientists are trying to save them -- with tech.

Wed 15 Aug 18 from CNET

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Apathy towards poachers widespread in world's marine protected areas

A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past year and most of them did nothing about it.

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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