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Astro-Ecology: Counting Orangutans Using Star-Spotting Technology

A collaboration between astrophysicists, conservationists and ecologists aims to save rare and endangered animals.

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Crop Scientists Help Crack the Durum Wheat Genome

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world’s population.

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In the Arctic, Little Protection for the Most Important Conservation Areas

With increasingly more pressure from resource development and climate change, protecting the Arctic and its wildlife is more important than ever.

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Local Extinction of Southern California Mountain Lions Possible Within 50 Years

Two isolated mountain lion populations in Southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications.

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Spotted Lanternflies Found to Be Flyers, Not Gliders

The spotted lanternfly is not a strong or frequent flyer, weaknesses that may hinder its ability to travel long distances by air, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Researchers Develop First Functional Targeted Inhibitors of Peanut Allergens

For an estimated 4.2 million children living with peanut allergies, the slightest trace of peanut and peanut ingredients could have fatal consequences.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Finds a More Circular Tropical Cyclone Wallace

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of what appeared to be a more organized Tropical Cyclone Wallace, off the coast of Western Australia.

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DRI Researchers Successfully Remove Harmful Hormones From Las Vegas Wastewater Using Green Algae

A common species of freshwater green algae is capable of removing certain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from wastewater, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Las Vegas.

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Banned Pesticides in Europe’s Rivers

Tests of Europe’s rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides – including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU.

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Climate Change Impacts Peatland CO2 Gas Exchange Primarily via Moisture Conditions

Northern peatlands store approximately one third of global soil carbon, namely around 500 gigatons. 

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