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Are beetle epidemics impacting forest bird populations?

By Jordan Haber What’s the Buzz? 25 February 2020 According to a recent 2019 study by researchers at Montana State University and the University of Vermont, growing populations…

Drinking Water from Salt Water: A New Approach to Desalination

Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, is a practical way to provide drinking and irrigation water to communities who have lost their primary water source.  More…

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Bumblebees in Michigan Found Safe from Harmful Fungus, For Now

If you are one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who got to watch Jerry Seinfeld lend his voice to the lovable Berry B. Benson in…

The Humble Plantain Has Won Against Climate Change

Researchers from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland and the School of Biology Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have recently discovered that…

Copper-Catalyst Forces Co-Workers Carbon Dioxide and Water to Work Out their Differences and Make Renewable Energy

Everyone has that coworker they’d rather walk on shattered glass than talk to.  For the infamous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, that coworker is water.   Now I know what…

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Over 200 Scientific Studies Have Been Synthesized – Watch Out Climate Change, We’re Coming for You

Floods in the Midwest. Droughts on the West coast. The climate crisis has become impossible to deny as the havoc it causes becomes impossible to ignore. Very few…

Not Just a Walk in the Woods – Studying Impacts of Outdoor Recreation on Terrestrial Wildlife

     Researchers from across the globe have collaborated to identify criteria to apply in the selection of methods for studies focused on the impacts of outdoor recreation…

McDonald’s Secret Menu: Used Cooking Oil for 3-D Printing?

What do you do with the oil you used to cook dinner?  Perhaps you haphazardly swirl it around with soap and dump it down the drain, or you…

Fish or Chainsaw? Ethics and Reasoning Behind the Display of Endangered Species

What’s a fun family friendly afternoon, educational experience, and conservation operation all-in-one?  A day spent wandering a zoo or an aquarium, of course!  In a new study, Australian…

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Poop is King: The Benefits of Adding Manure to Planting Patterns in China

Scientists in China have published research revealing the benefits of integrating animal manure into ridge and furrow planting systems. This research took place at the Dingxi Experimental Station…

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