Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize nature

Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature. In other words, the more things change, the more they are the same. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Antillean manatee count informs policy recommendations

Scientists use sonar to estimate Antillean Manatee populations in the murky waters of Panama’s internationally protected San San Pond Sak wetlands. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Minn. fire tower wins historic site designation

By Eric Freedman Before airplanes and 911 calls became the prominent ways to discover forest fires, forests were monitored from fire lookout towers. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forest

Characterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Thus, a Brazilian team of researchers spent a decade monitoring a semi-deciduous...

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New plant discovered in Shetland

Scientists have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland — with its evolution only having occurred in the last 200 years. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Can previous exposure to West Nile alter the course of Zika?

West Nile virus is no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past. But could this previous exposure affect how intensely Zika sickens someone now? Source: Invasive Species News...

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Minnesota citizen scientists thrill at sightings of endangered bumble bee

By Carin Tunney Citizen scientists are the key to new findings for a Minnesota project that tracks bees, including the endangered rusty patched bumble bee. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Wisconsin duo to walk for the Great Lakes

By Kate Habrel Two women are walking from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior to raise awareness of Great Lakes conservation. And they’ll do it in one month. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Spring rain caused severe sewage overflows in Lake Ontario

By Guest Contributor This spring’s heavy rain in the Lake Ontario region had quite an impact on homeowners, but it also affected the water offshore. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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