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Wednesday
Aug102011

Invasive plant impacts persist even after removal

As scientists struggle with the challenge of controlling invasive species, the question of why some species are so successful continually arises. New research sheds some light on this complex question...

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Monday
Aug082011

Wildlife facial recognition software helping species conservation

With the aim of better protecting endangered species, game wardens are studying the behavior of surviving great apes in the wild. A new software system will make things easier by analyzing the animals’ faces for individual identification...

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Monday
Aug082011

North Sea wind farm has positive net impact on fauna, study finds

A North-Sea wind farm has little negative effect on fauna according to the results of new study. A few bird species avoid the site. However, the wind farm also provides a new natural habitat for organisms living on the sea bed thereby contributing to increased biodiversity...

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Thursday
Aug042011

Displaced raptors impact neighboring habitats

When a species is forced from its habitat, it has to go somewhere — and that has an effect on neighboring environments...

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Monday
Aug012011

Urban stream restoration failing to find success

A new study raises doubts about the ability of stream restoration projects in urbanized watersheds to mitigate against human impacts and improve ecological conditions.

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Monday
Aug012011

The impact of the debt ceiling deal on the environment

In the wake of the debt ceiling crisis that has held our economy hostage over the past few weeks, the outlook for environmental conservation looks increasingly grim.

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Tuesday
Jul262011

Animal species large and small follow same rule for how common they are in ecosystems

Animal species all follow the same rule for how common they are in an ecosystem, scientists have discovered. And the rule is simple. Everything from birds to fishes, crabs to snails to worms, and the parasitic animals that live inside or on them, follows it...

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Wednesday
Jul202011

US-Mexico border fence putting wildlife at risk of extinction

Researchers conduct the first ever transcontinental assessment of the risks that the U.S. border fence poses to wildlife species...

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Tuesday
Jul192011

How songbird brains respond to new songs

Whenever it hears an unfamiliar song from a male of the same species, the zebra finch stops chirping, hopping and grooming. It listens attentively for minutes at a time, occasionally cocking its head but otherwise immobile...

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Monday
Jul182011

Conservation Maven: Phase II

Recently, I've decided to relaunch my efforts with Conservation Maven. My main objective is to help conservation practitioners and researchers stay better connected to new information...

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