News tagged with national park

The strange case of the scuba-diving fly

More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but ...

dateNov 20, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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U.S. had 3rd warmest and 2nd wettest year to date

October typically ushers in those crisp, sunny days of fall. But last month was no ordinary October, as warm and wet conditions dampened peak leaf viewing across many parts of the Midwest and New England and fires devastated ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Environment
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Translocated hawks thrive in Hispaniola

Species translocation—capturing animals in one place and releasing them in another—is a widely used conservation method for establishing or reestablishing populations of threatened species. However, translocation projects ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Ecology
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Routes out of isolation for Yellowstone grizzlies

In summer of 2017, biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed sightings of a grizzly bear in the Big Belt Mountains northeast of Helena, Montana. The bear, an adventurous vanguard from its home range in the ...

dateOct 23, 2017 in Ecology
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