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Beetles in a bottle: A message from aliens to schools

While invasive alien species (IAS) represent a growing threat to global biodiversity and ecosystems, public awareness of them hasn't seen a significant increase. Many researchers believe informing people about IAS is an essential ...

Nevada flower listed as endangered at lithium mine site

A Nevada wildflower was declared endangered at the only place it's known to exist—on a high-desert ridge where a lithium mine is planned to help meet growing demand for electric car batteries, U.S. wildlife officials announced ...

New tool offers hope in the fight against plant extinction

In a powerful speech to open COP15, the UN Biodiversity Conference, in Montreal, UN Secretary General António Guterres said that "We are waging a war on nature" and called for "a peace pact with nature."

How a rare plant species could hinder a needed lithium mine

Skyrocketing demand for domestically sourced lithium to meet federal goals for zero-emission technologies has developers planning for the next great mining boon in the Silver State, but a rare wildflower may stymie one proposed ...

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