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New info on an elusive green cicada

For nearly 80 years, the North American cicada Okanagana viridis has received little attention in scientific literature, but a new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America provides the fi ...

Sep 12, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Earthworm invasion

Beavers reshape landscapes with their dams. Wolves control elk populations. Sea otters protect kelp forests by eating sea urchins. These are what ecologists call "keystone" species: critters that control ...

Sep 12, 2013 not rated yet 1

Scientist tracks Indonesian carbon emissions

An ill-fated plan to convert nearly 2.5 million acres of Kalimantan peat swamp forest into rice paddies has contributed to Indonesia becoming the third-largest emitter of carbon, according to SDSU professor ...

Sep 12, 2013 not rated yet 0

An unprecedented threat to Peru's cloud forests

Peru's cloud forests are some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. A profusion of tree and plant species as well as one third of Peru's mammal, bird and frog species make their home in these perennially ...

Sep 11, 2013 2.5 / 5 (2) 1

Climate change may speed up forests' life cycles

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates. But a new study of 65 different species in 31 eastern states finds evidence of a different, ...

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