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Extinctions during human era worse than thought

It's hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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Team defines new biodiversity metric

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today's patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana ...

dateAug 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Kangaroos win when Aborigines hunt with fire

Australia's Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all

Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the ...

dateAug 01, 2014 in Ecology
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Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.

dateJul 26, 2014 in Ecology
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