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Plants & Animals May 11, 2021

Scientists are more likely to study beautiful blooms, but ugly flowers matter, too

We all love gardens with beautiful flowers and leafy plants, choosing colorful species to plant in and around our homes. Plant scientists, however, may have fallen for the same trick in what they choose to research.

Ecology May 10, 2021

Could wider use of gene reserves protect rare species?

UK landowners and conservationists welcome wider-spread use of Gene Conservation Units (GCUs) to help protect some of the rarest plants and insects, research at the University of York has shown.

Space Exploration May 06, 2021

Space weather is difficult to predict—with only an hour to prevent disasters on Earth

Recent developments at the forefront of astronomy allow us to observe that planets orbiting other stars have weather. Indeed, we have known that other planets in our own solar system have weather, in many cases more extreme ...

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

New Monarch butterfly breeding pattern inspires hope

A count of the Western Monarch butterfly population last winter saw a staggering drop in numbers, but there are hopeful signs the beautiful pollinators are adapting to a changing climate and ecology.

Ecology May 05, 2021

3 tips to help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden

The busy buzz of pollinating bees is a sound most of us associate with summer. If you live in temperate regions of Australia, you may start to notice fewer insects as the weather gets colder. Across most of the continent, ...

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

Small things can have a major effect on the prevention of biodiversity loss

The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, according to a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and ...

Plants & Animals Apr 29, 2021

Wasps: Why we should love our underrated pollinators

I was lying on the jungle floor of a Malaysian rainforest with a wasp nest dangling 10 cm from my nose. I had painted each wasp with a few colored spots so that I could tell one from another.

Environment Apr 29, 2021

New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

The report highlights planting urban trees, increasing community green spaces, utilising brownfield sites and building sustainable drainage systems as effective nature-based solutions in cities to improve wellbeing, bring ...

Plants & Animals Apr 28, 2021

What the lilac can tell us about climate change

Lilacs are famous for their intense fragrance and beautiful colors, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and tourists.

Plants & Animals Apr 22, 2021

Plant provenance influences pollinators

Insect decline is one of the greatest challenges facing our society. As a result of the destruction of many natural habitats, bees, bumblebees, butterflies, beetles and the like find less and less food. As a consequence, ...

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