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Birds on top of the world, with nowhere to go

Climate change could make much of the Arctic unsuitable for millions of migratory birds that travel north to breed each year, according to a new international study published today in Global Change Biology.

dateJul 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Sonic net could save birds and aircraft, study suggests

Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, saving passenger lives and billions in damages, ...

dateMay 06, 2016 in Ecology
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Australia plan to protect 'long-haul' birds

They are the international travellers who come to Australia each year to rest and feast, but migratory birds face a perilous journey, officials said Friday as they launched a plan to help protect them.

dateApr 08, 2016 in Ecology
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Migratory birds disperse seeds long distances

Some species of plants are capable of colonising new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract. Until recently, it was known that birds could do this over short distances, but ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Yellow Sea a narrowing bottleneck for migratory birds

The shrinking of mudflats along the coasts of the Chinese Yellow Sea is an increasing problem for migratory birds that travel between Siberia and Australia. Research by an international team of ecologists, led by Spinoza ...

dateFeb 05, 2016 in Ecology
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