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Biologist Helps National Park Service Protect Historic Trees From Beetles

In his last manuscript, "Wild Fruits," Henry David Thoreau wrote about the pitch pines near his home in Concord, Massachusetts – or, more specifically, he humorously wrote about the difficulty of trying to gather their pine cones.

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Widely Used Mosquito Control Insecticides Are Becoming Less Effective

Every summer, vector control teams throughout the country work to minimize the mosquito population in their areas.

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Kasanka Baboon Project Marks 10 Years Studying Kinda Baboons

Ten years after anthropologist Anna Weyher started the Kasanka Baboon Project in Zambia, the program has become much more than a groundbreaking primate research program.

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Genomic Study Reveals Evolutionary Secrets of Banyan Tree

The banyan fig tree Ficus microcarpa is famous for its aerial roots, which sprout from branches and eventually reach the soil.

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Lawns & Landscaping Provide Surprising Contribution to Los Angeles Basin’s Carbon Emissions

The Los Angeles Basin is often thought of as a dry, smoggy, overdeveloped landscape.

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Without Federal Protection, Hundreds of Imperiled Species Face Greater Peril

With the federal Endangered Species Act in danger, University of Miami researchers find that state protections won’t safeguard many threatened plants and animals.

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Sea Secrets Lecture Unlocks Keys to Aquaculture

A special edition of the Rosenstiel School’s series offers a window into its aquaculture program, which collaborates with global businesses to improve the thriving industry.

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Can Managed Retreat Save Lives, Homes from the West Coast’s Fires?

Rosenstiel School researcher Katharine Mach, who studies the response and adaptation to changing climatic conditions, examines the possibilities of moving people and assets out of harm’s way.

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Island-Building in Southeast Asia Created Earth’s Northern Ice Sheets

The Greenland ice sheet owes its existence to the growth of an arc of islands in Southeast Asia — stretching from Sumatra to New Guinea — over the last 15 million years, a new study claims.

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Metal Wires of Carbon Complete Toolbox for Carbon-Based Computers

Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold.

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