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Fruit pest's favorite aromas turned against it

A blend of odors that attracts spotted wing drosophila (SWD) flies has been developed into a new lure product for improved monitoring and control of these tree-fruit and berry pests.

Oct 20, 2014
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To save the birds, look to the fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to ...

Oct 17, 2014
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Climate change alters cast of winter birds

Over the past two decades, the resident communities of birds that attend eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have quietly been remade, most likely as a result of a warming climate.

Oct 17, 2014
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New data about marsh harrier distribution in Europe

The use of ringing recoveries —a conventional method used to study bird migration— in combination with more modern techniques such as species distribution modelling and stable isotope analysis helps to ...

Oct 17, 2014
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Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

Butterflies in Canadian mountain meadows rebounded after a severe population crash. Why? It's all about connections, found a study by the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Western University ...

Study proves biodiversity buffers disease

When a community is biodiverse with many different species, the risk of disease decreases, according to a new study that uses experiments to understand the mechanisms for this pattern, called the "dilution ...

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Are there enough fish to go around?

Scientists from the University of York have released a report highlighting the gap between declining wild fish supplies and healthy eating advice recommending more seafood.

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains—not phones

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