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New USGS plan focuses on wildfire

With recent wildfire seasons being particularly damaging, the U.S. Geological Survey has developed a new five-year science strategy designed to help minimize fire’s detrimental impacts while allowing for its benefits. The agency’s first-ever Wildland Fire

Conservation News

Foxes encourage boreal forest growth

During years that trees don’t grow so many cones, foxes may help increase spruce forest productivity.  White spruce, like many coniferous trees, often alternate between productive and non-productive years when it comes to cone production.

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Zebra mussels found in aquarium supplies

Invasive zebra mussels have been discovered in moss balls sold in pet supply stores in North Dakota, prompting state agencies to institute a quarantine on the aquarium supplies. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) have had catastrophic

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Watch: Texas freeze was tough on bats

The deep freeze in Texas affected a lot of species, including bats. Across the state, residents, biologists and park employees have discovered dead bats under bridges and live bats suffering from dehydration, starvation and low