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Why are bats such vectors for diseases?

As the new coronavirus rapidly spreads throughout China and around the world, scientists are indicating that the virus likely originated in bats. Specifically, they suggest, it probably game from the Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus).

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Wolverine listing delay leading to lawsuit

Ten environmental organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity, intend to suethe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compel the agency to list wolverines (Gulo gulo)under the Endangered Species Act. The latest

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Dead animals play key role in ecosystems

Dead animals imbue ecosystems with fresh nutrients long after scavengers have picked their bones clean, according to new research. Scientists observed the effect that red deer (Cervus elaphus) carcasses had on the surrounding ecosystem in