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Eating like a bird helps forests grow

Lions, tigers and bears top the ecological pyramid -- the diagram of the food chain that every school child knows. They eat smaller animals, feeding on energy that flows up from the base where plants convert ...

Apr 05, 2010 4.6 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Climate change already affecting UK wildlife

UK wildlife is already feeling the effects of climate change, scientists say. According to a report out on Thursday, with input from many of the UK's top environmental scientists, many species are now found ...

May 09, 2013 3.9 / 5 (8) 0

Global warming may reroute evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University ...

Feb 16, 2011 3.2 / 5 (9) 14 | with audio podcast

Bugs are food of the future, UN says

Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement the diets of billions of people globally and help feed livestock, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Monday, calling for more investment i ...

May 13, 2013 3.7 / 5 (6) 0

Why Female Moths are Big and Beautiful

(PhysOrg.com) -- In most animal species, males and females show obvious differences in body size. But how can this be, given that both sexes share the same genes governing their growth? University of Arizona ...

Mar 11, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast