Posts in: ecology

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Mountains, prairies ... and oil wells

Mountains, prairies … and oil wells

Environmentalists worry new rules on oil and gas wells in parks still aren’t tough enough

By | Posted January 23, 2016

Allele vs. Predator

Allele vs. Predator

Minor gene changes have major consequences for an ecosystem

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A new paradigm for renewable energy

A new paradigm for renewable energy

Scotland and Ireland commit to a clean energy future together

By | Posted January 17, 2016

Don't believe your ears

Don’t believe your ears

For howler monkeys, an evolutionary surprise: Males with fiercer calls have smaller testicles

By | Posted January 7, 2016

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

Scientists expect greenhouse gases to cause a historic dry period in the Great Plains this century

By | Posted December 29, 2015

Two rare bees pass first hurdle for federal protection

Two rare bees pass first hurdle for federal protection

Bee-lovers race against population declines and bureaucracy

By | Posted December 23, 2015

Need a Tannenbaum? Ask Mandelbaum

Need a Tannenbaum? Ask Mandelbaum

Climate and soil explain the country’s varying tree preferences

By | Posted December 13, 2015

VIDEO: What the platypus?

VIDEO: What the platypus?

What sweats milk, navigates with electricity, and poisons romantic rivals?

By | Posted June 22, 2015

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem

By | Posted February 9, 2015

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

It’s tempting to view natural history dioramas as pure representations of fact — but these displays may be shaped by cultural assumptions and theatrical urges

By | Posted December 3, 2014

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