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Newswise: Climate is Changing Faster Than Animal Adaptation

Article ID: 717705

Climate is Changing Faster Than Animal Adaptation

Cornell University

An international team of scientists reviewed more than 10,000 published climate change studies and has reached a sobering conclusion. Birds and other animals cannot adapt fast enough to keep pace with climate change, throwing species survival in doubt.

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20-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717294

Green Turtles Eat Plastic That Looks Like Their Food

University of Exeter

Green turtles are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of sea grass, new research suggests.

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9-Aug-2019 3:35 PM EDT
Newswise: Male black widows piggyback on work of rivals in a desperate attempt to find a mate

Article ID: 717046

Male black widows piggyback on work of rivals in a desperate attempt to find a mate

University of Toronto

Study finds males will follow silk road left by their rivals in search of a mate.

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6-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Newswise: Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations

Article ID: 717044

Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations

SUNY Buffalo State

Lichens are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine” when it comes to looking at the damaging effects of pollution in a given area. However, urban areas can be viable habitats, as the lichens in Western New York show.

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6-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Research Uncovers Possible Trigger for Beginnings of Life on Earth as We Know It

Article ID: 716572

Research Uncovers Possible Trigger for Beginnings of Life on Earth as We Know It

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Approximately 2.4 billion years ago, the Great Oxidation Event, which dramatically increased the oxygen content in Earth’s atmosphere, paved the way for the rise of all lifeforms that use oxygen to break down nutrients for energy. While scientists agree about when the event happened, they are less certain about exactly how it occurred. Now, however, researchers at Missouri S&T say they’ve discovered a possible trigger for the Great Oxidation Event and the arrival of plants and animals on Earth.

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29-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: PNG roadbuilding spree threatens environment, communities and economy
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Article ID: 716338

PNG roadbuilding spree threatens environment, communities and economy

James Cook University

A huge roadbuilding scheme in Papua New Guinea could imperil some of the largest, biologically richest and culturally most diverse forests on the planet, says an international research team led by James Cook University in Australia.

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24-Jul-2019 2:40 PM EDT
Newswise: How to consider nature's impact on mental health in city plans

Article ID: 716343

How to consider nature's impact on mental health in city plans

University of Washington

An international team created a framework for how city planners and municipalities around the world can start to measure the mental health benefits of nature and incorporate those into plans and policies for cities and their residents.

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24-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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