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Contaminants also a threat to polar bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Preventing Australia's biodiversity from collapsing

Preventing Australia's biodiversity from collapsing needs long-term science-based programs that are more complex than just culling cats and foxes, says leading environmental scientist Professor David Lindenmayer.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Ecology
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Why marine fish don't go into the deeper blue

(Phys.org) —Fish appear to be absent from the ocean's greatest depths, the trenches from 8,400 to 11,000 m. A team told Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about this in a study titled "Marin ...

dateMar 05, 2014 in Ecology report
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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Amazon's canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt

In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil in order to synthesize a wide variety of products. Carnegie scientists ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Ecology
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