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Keeping hungry jumbos at bay

Until now electric fences and trenches have proved to be the most effective way of protecting farms and villages from night time raids by hungry elephants. But researchers think they may have come up with ...

date11 hours ago in Ecology
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Zoologists tap into GPS to track badger movements

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences are using GPS tracking technology to keep a 'Big Brother' eye on badgers in County Wicklow. By better understanding the badgers' movements and the reasons ...

date16 hours ago in Ecology
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Climate change costing soybean farmers

Even during a good year, soybean farmers nationwide are, in essence, taking a loss. That's because changes in weather patterns have been eating into their profits and taking quite a bite: $11 billion over ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Equatorial fish babies in hot water

Scientists have discovered that rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fisheries in the tropics.

dateMar 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Italian olive tree disease stumps EU

EU member states are divided on how to stop the spread of a disease affecting olive trees in Italy that could result in around a million being cut down, officials said Friday.

dateMar 27, 2015 in Ecology
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China starts relocating endangered porpoises: Xinhua

Chinese authorities on Friday began relocating the country's rare finless porpoise population in a bid to revive a species threatened by pollution, overfishing and heavy traffic in their Yangtze River habitat, ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in Ecology
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