Posts in: ecology

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The original ant farms

The original ant farms

The remarkable leafcutter ant is spurring some wild ideas about agriculture, medicine and the nature of ecosystems

By | Posted July 6, 2016

Natural gas versus natural beauty

Natural gas versus natural beauty

An Appalachian battle rages over a pipeline route through sensitive salamander habitats

By | Posted May 2, 2016

How does ecological succession work?

How does ecological succession work?

Juniper trees can change an entire landscape

By | Posted April 25, 2016

Protecting wildlife in the thick of it

Protecting wildlife in the thick of it

$100 million refuge proposed to shelter iconic rabbits and other thicket species

By | Posted April 18, 2016

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

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