Wageningen University

Moths prefer to reproduce in the dark

Night-time is no longer dark by definition in our country. 'Light pollution' is increasing by around 6% each year, while the ecological consequences are still largely unknown. 'Cloaked in darkness,' as Koert van Geffen puts ...

dateApr 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Stop fruit flies by removing rotten fruit

Three years after they were first detected, the number of spotted-wing drosophila fruit flies in the Netherlands has exploded. "There are still ways to combat the harmful Drosophila suzukii in soft fruit," says Herman Helsen, ...

dateApr 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Projects for sustainable fishing not effective enough

Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold in European and North American shops may be less sustainably caught than ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Ecology
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