Biodiversity of islands worldwide is in peril, scientists warn

Scientists are sounding the alarm. The biodiversity of islands around the world is becoming increasingly threatened, due in large part to habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive species and climate change. If healthy island ...

UK permits development of gene-edited crops in climate fight

Britain's government plans to allow researchers to use gene-editing techniques to develop crops that can increase yields, reduce the need for pesticides and cut greenhouse gas emissions as the U.K.'s exit from the European ...

Detecting fish, mammals, and birds from a single water sample

In times of exacerbating biodiversity loss, reliable data on species occurrence is essential, in order for prompt and adequate conservation actions to be initiated. This is especially true for freshwater ecosystems, which ...

Mountaintop mining causes 40 percent loss of aquatic biodiversity

Trickling down over rocks, surrounded by wildflowers and ferns, Appalachian mountain streams are chock-full of life. They hold some of the world's greatest diversity of freshwater animals, including many species that can't ...

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