News tagged with animal population

How pesticides change the environment

The number of humans on the planet has almost doubled in the past 50 years ‒ and so has global food production. As a result, the use of pesticides and their effect on humans, animals and plants have become ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Ecology
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N.C.'s Southern Cricket Frog populations declining

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation's amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing "at an alarming and rapid rate." A biologist at the University of North ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Tropical vagrants bigger, stronger survivors

(Phys.org) —Sydney marine researchers are one step further in solving the mystery of how tropical fishes, in response to rising sea temperatures and the impact of climate change, are shifting, and potentially ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Ecology
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RoboBees get smart in pollen pursuit

(Phys.org) —When a scout honeybee returns to the hive, she performs a "waggle dance," looping and shaking her rear end in particular patterns to direct her comrades toward the jackpot of nectar and pollen ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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