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The Beaver Balancing Act: Are these ecosystem engineers saviors or pests?

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June 12, 2024

Wild Cam: Grizzlies tolerate tourists when salmon are scarce

Researchers examined how bear viewing affected activity patterns

June 12, 2024

Giant pangolins rediscovered in Senegal after quarter century

The species was believed to be extirpated from Niokolo-Koba National Park

June 11, 2024

Parasitic worms are killing western moose

The roundworms are carried by mule deer

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September 9, 2016

Patchy shade helps lizards survive the heat

Lizards may be in even worse trouble than ecologists thought. The small, cold-blooded animals are highly sensitive to climate change, and researchers have predicted that around 20 percent of species...

September 8, 2016

Native bees struggle to compete in drought-stricken California

Introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera) may be hogging the flowers on California’s central coast, outcompeting native pollinators. When researchers surveyed bees in undisturbed meadows over 13 years, they saw alarming...

September 2, 2016

Kids document diseased amphibians in California

Young citizen scientists aged 4 to 16 have discovered that many frogs and toads on California’s northern coast are infected with the deadly chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). Seventeen percent of...

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August 30, 2016

New radar visualization shows the flow of bird migrations

A new visualization tool for radar data is revealing bird migrations as they have never been seen before. With the new tool, birds’ nocturnal journeys appear as blue streaks that...

August 29, 2016

Climate change, not land use, is driving deer north

The northward spread of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) may be unstoppable, according to new research. Deer have been creeping north for decades, invading Canada’s boreal forests and creating problems for...

August 26, 2016

WSB study: Citizen scientists dart cougars for population study

Hunters armed with biopsy darts may be the key to assessing cougar populations, according to a new study. Cougars (Puma concolor) live solitary lives in widely dispersed territories, and it’s...

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August 23, 2016

Plover chicks survive harrowing adventures to fledge on new beaches

From New Jersey to Manitoba, young piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) are learning to fly on beaches that haven’t seen plover nests in years. The birds’ expansion to new beaches is...

August 18, 2016

Cardinals may protect Atlanta residents from West Nile virus

In Atlanta, Georgia, West Nile virus (WNV) is rampant — but only in birds. Humans in the area are relatively free of the mosquito-borne illness, and they may have cardinals...

August 15, 2016

Massive biodiversity database reveals the value of protected areas

After more than a century of setting aside protected areas such as wildlife refuges, conservationists can finally be confident that the approach helps wildlife. In the largest-ever analysis of biodiversity...