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Turtle extinction event bodes ill for our waterways

A number of distressed and dead turtles were found by canoeists in the Bellinger River on the north coast of New South Wales on Wednesday February 18 this year. At that time, it was reported by NSW Natio ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Ecology
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Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US

It's believed that wolves once roamed the southeastern United States before they were eliminated by overhunting and habitat loss. Now the region has a new top dog, the coyote, which may fill the role once ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU

Brussels called for "complete vigilance" Monday to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in southern Italy, the European Union's second biggest producer of olive oil.

dateMar 23, 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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Mercury pollution danger for arctic ivory gulls

A paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today says that mercury levels in arctic ivory gulls have risen almost 50 fold over the last 130 years. Scientists think this increase in mercury pollutants could ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Ecology
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