Wildlife

Birds Reveal Importance of Good Neighbours for Health and Aging
October 10, 2017 12:20 PM - University of East Anglia

Birds who live next door to family members or to other birds they know well are physically healthier and age more slowly, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Stanford Research Finds That Diversity of Large Animals Plays an Important Role in Carbon Cycle
October 10, 2017 12:15 PM - Stanford University

Trees in tropical forests are well known for removing carbon dioxide from the air and storing the potent greenhouse gas as carbon in their leafy branches and extensive roots. But a new analysis led by Stanford University researchers finds that large forest animals are also an important part of the carbon cycle.

Stanford Research Finds That Diversity of Large Animals Plays an Important Role in Carbon Cycle
October 10, 2017 12:15 PM - Stanford University

Trees in tropical forests are well known for removing carbon dioxide from the air and storing the potent greenhouse gas as carbon in their leafy branches and extensive roots. But a new analysis led by Stanford University researchers finds that large forest animals are also an important part of the carbon cycle.

Australia Experiences Surge in Deforestation
October 5, 2017 04:46 PM - Yale Environment 360

Nearly 1 million acres of trees were cut down in Queensland, Australia from 2015 to 2016, representing a 33 percent rise in deforestation, according to a new government land survey.

Hurricane Exposes and Washes Away Thousands of Sea Turtle Nests
October 5, 2017 08:42 AM - University of Central Florida

Hurricane Irma took a devastating toll on incubating sea turtle nests in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important loggerhead and green turtle nesting sites in the world, according to new estimates from the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.

A Win-Win for Spotted Owls and Forest Management
October 4, 2017 04:38 PM - University of California – Davis

Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington.

Fly Away Home? Ice Age May Have Clipped Bird Migration
October 4, 2017 08:54 AM - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist.

A Stinging Report: FSU Research Shows Climate Change a Major Threat to Bumble Bees
October 4, 2017 08:25 AM - Florida State University

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide.

Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey: Despite Small Population Dip, Species Moves a Step Closer to Recovery
October 2, 2017 08:05 AM - USGS

According to data released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners, the three-year average of the total counts of southern sea otters was down from last year’s high, although it still exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting threshold for a second straight year.

Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey: Despite Small Population Dip, Species Moves a Step Closer to Recovery
October 2, 2017 08:05 AM - USGS

According to data released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners, the three-year average of the total counts of southern sea otters was down from last year’s high, although it still exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting threshold for a second straight year.

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