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Measuring the pulse of trees

I read many years ago that if you wanted a tree to recognise you, you would need to sit quietly at its base for a week. Very Zen!

dateMar 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Farming a threat to endangered Chinese giant salamander

Researchers from ZSL and the Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, surveyed 43 farms in China and worked with the Shaanxi Province Fisheries Office to investigate the Chinese giant salamander farming industry. They found that, ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Ecology
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A new species of tapaculo in South America

From museum drawers to the new species list: tapaculos add to the biodiversity of the New World tropics! After being misidentified and sitting in a museum drawer for more than seventy years, a group of bird ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Firefighting plan aims to protect Western habitat

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Environment
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