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Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:30:27 EST ~ The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to the first genetic study of the green turtle's reintroduction program in this area of the Atlantic ocean. Find out more...

Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:08:35 EST ~ Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts say. Find out more...

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:08:11 EST ~ Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. Find out more...

Right green for crop, environment, wallet

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:06:47 EST ~ Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being green. Find out more...

Poisons or medicines? Cyanobacteria toxins protect tiny lake dwellers from parasites

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:00:32 EST ~ The cyanobacteria blooms that plague western Lake Erie each summer are both an unsightly nuisance and a potential public health hazard, producing liver toxins that can be harmful to humans and their pets. Find out more...

Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:11:03 EST ~ Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. Find out more...

Central Texas salamanders, including newly identified species, at risk of extinction

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:11:28 EST ~ Biologists have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also determined that an already known salamander species near Georgetown is much more endangered than previously thought. They warn that more severe droughts caused by climate change and increasing water use in Central Texas have left groundwater salamanders 'highly vulnerable to extinction.' Find out more...

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:17:53 EST ~ Termites are commonly regarded as one of the most destructive insect pests, yet its unknown side was recently revealed by a major new study. Researchers have discovered that termites actually help mitigate against the effects of drought in tropical rainforests. Find out more...

Fish farmers of the Caribbean

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:17:12 EST ~ There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet's growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce. Find out more...

Solving the ancient mysteries of Easter Island

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:17:07 EST ~ The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers. Find out more...