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Hydropeaking extirpates river insects

Hydropower produces 19% of the world's electricity—far more than all other renewable sources combined. In the face of mounting climate-change effects, the rush to this profuse energy source is expected to continue. However, ...

dateMay 02, 2016 in Environment Ecology
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Overfishing devastates spawning aggregations

Globally declining fish populations are a frequently cited ecological and commercial calamity, but relatively little attention has been paid to the specific threats faced by fish that gather and spawn in large groups, says ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Ecology
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Nitrogen is a neglected threat to biodiversity

Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Environment
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Winners selected in 2015 Faces of Biology Photo Contest

"Photography is an effective tool for capturing the attention of general audiences," said Robert Gropp, Interim Co-Executive Director of AIBS. "It's important that we endeavor to help people understand how scientific research ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Other
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