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Extreme weather decides distribution of insects

As climate change is progressing, the temperature of our planet increases. This is particularly important for the large group of animals that are cold-blooded (ectothermic), including insects. Their body ...

Feb 20, 2014
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Mexico, US, Canada to work on Monarch butterflies

Mexico, the United States and Canada have agreed to form a working group on the conservation of Monarch butterflies, whose numbers fell to record lows this year at their wintering grounds in central Mexico.

Feb 20, 2014
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Climate-resilient wheat

JIC scientists have discovered that changing temperatures can have a big effect on resistance to yellow rust, one of the most serious diseases of wheat.

Jan 20, 2014
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