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Why you should celebrate World Sparrow Day

For the past five years there has been a growing movement to recognise March 20 as World Sparrow Day – a day to celebrate the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) with art, poems, stories and events like office ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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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.

dateAug 30, 2011 in Ecology
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St Maarten finds local lionfish tainted with toxin

(AP) -- Conservationists in St. Maarten are warning islanders not to eat lionfish after tests found a naturally occurring toxin in the flesh of the candy-striped invasive species, officials said Thursday.

dateNov 26, 2011 in Ecology
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Are invasives bad? Not always, researchers say

In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore. The Asian shore crab likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships, and it found its new home to be quite agreeable. More than two decades ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Ecology
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