News tagged with aquatic insects

Water conditions affected by insect extinction

Because of the large effects that humanity has on nature, species are already becoming extinct at rates never seen before due to increased farming, urbanization, and industrialization. Even protected natural ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Environment
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Sushi for peccaries?

It turns out the white-lipped peccary—a piglike animal from Central and South America—will settle for fish when fruits (its main food) are no longer on the menu, according to the Wildlife Conservation ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Ecology
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River regulation influences land-living animals

Forest-living insects and spiders become less abundant and birds are adversely affected along regulated rivers. Three different studies by ecologists at Umeå University show that river regulation has a negative effect also ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Gold rush hurts aquatic life

Gold prospectors chasing $1,600-an-ounce flecks in river bottoms east of Charlotte also might be sucking life out of the streams, experts say.

dateNov 06, 2011 in Environment
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Rare alpine insect may disappear with glaciers

Loss of glaciers and snowpack due to climate warming in alpine regions is putting pressure on a rare aquatic insect, the meltwater stonefly, according to a study recently released in Climatic Change Letters.

dateApr 05, 2011 in Environment
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