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Hemlocks still abundant despite adelgid infestations

A recent analysis of two decades of USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data shows the live volume of hemlocks in the eastern United States still increasing despite spreading infestations ...

Sep 26, 2011
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Are all alien encounters bad?

The pages of ecological history are filled with woeful tales of destruction from non-native species -- organisms that originated elsewhere.

Aug 30, 2011
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Sea urchins cannot control invasive seaweeds

Exotic marine species, including giant seaweeds, are spreading fast, with harmful effects on native species, and are increasingly affecting the biodiversity of the Mediterranean seabed. Some native species, ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Danger heats up for Australia's platypus

Global warming could shrink the habitat of Australia's duck-billed platypus by a third, researchers warned Friday, with hotter, drier temperatures threatening its survival.

Jun 24, 2011
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Falcons and snakes call Sydney home

An ecology survey of Sydney's inner city Monday found it is home to a variety of wildlife, including peregrine falcons and the dangerous red-bellied black snake.

May 23, 2011
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Humans not always to blame for rarity

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows people may not be responsible for the rarity of a native tree species – a finding that could change how conservation is approached.

Apr 14, 2011
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