Conservation News

Less biodiversity means more bird extinction

Conservationists often focus on protecting individual species to help maintain biodiversity. But researchers found that protecting biodiversity may be a good way to prevent extinction. Brian Weeks, an assistant professor in the School for Environment

Conservation News

American bumblebee declines in Canada

When the once common rusty-patched (Bombus affinis) bumblebee disappeared from Canada by the early 2000s, researchers became worried. What would this mean for less common bumblebee species? “This raised the first red flags for bumblebees

Julia John

Ravens turn evolution on its head

Two lineages of the common raven (Corvus corax) in western North America have been fusing for thousands of years, researchers found, in what they say is one of the first and broadest instances of “speciation