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Appeals court upholds designation of polar bear habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service followed the law when it designated more than 187,000 square miles—an area larger than California—as critical habitat for threatened polar bears in Alaska marine waters and its northern ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Ecology
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Jays and crows act as ecosystem engineers

A forthcoming Review in The Condor: Ornithological Applications explores how oaks and pines depend on corvids, the group of birds that includes ravens, crows, and jays, to reproduce and spread—and how birds may be the key ...

dateFeb 03, 2016 in Ecology
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Challenges to conserving freshwater mussels in Europe

New research looks at the status of the 16 currently recognized freshwater mussel species in Europe, finding that information is unevenly distributed with considerable differences in data quality and quantity among countries ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Ecology
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