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Biologist Berry Brosi on Obama's 'plan bee'

President Obama recently launched perhaps the most ambitious national plan ever aimed at protecting insects. The National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators calls for an "all hands on deck" ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Bumble bees in the last frontier

There is little information about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee pollination is critical to the maintenance of subarctic ecosystems. A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the USDA have now completed ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Insect's wings key to azalea pollination

A researcher from North Carolina State University has found that in the case of the flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), all pollinators are not created equal. In fact, due to the flower's unique reproductive structure, ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Conifer study illustrates twists of evolution

A new study offers not only a sweeping analysis of how pollination has evolved among conifers but also an illustration of how evolution—far from being a straight-ahead march of progress—sometimes allows for longstanding ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Evolution
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