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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

Cooling our streets, reducing air pollution and improving our wellbeing, nature can provide a host of solutions to the issues facing our cities, according to a new report by the British Ecological Society. 

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

Citizen-science data collected by birdwatchers through eBird is the most accurate and reliable data tracking Bald Eagle abundance.

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change.

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

New research indicates that more Egyptian Vultures are dying in eastern Europe and the Middle East, while faring better in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land.

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

New research finds that a lack of prey around breeding colonies in the northeast Atlantic is leading to puffin population declines.

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

A study of invasive wasps on an island off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula shows they are able to share resources such as food and habitat instead of competing with each other, a worrying result for conservation.

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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Coffee for the birds: connecting bird-watchers with shade-grown coffee

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Coffee for the birds: connecting bird-watchers with shade-grown coffee

New research that surveyed US bird watchers finds that only a small percentage buy bird-friendly coffee, with awareness being one the main constraints.

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Diving beneath the waves with giant mantas off Peru

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Diving beneath the waves with giant mantas off Peru

Researchers have described the movement patterns and habitat use of giant oceanic manta rays off northern Peru.

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

Mangrove forests with greater species diversity can store more carbon, according to new research.

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Century-old salmon scales show historical decline in population diversity

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Century-old salmon scales show historical decline in population diversity

New research reconstructs historical abundance and diversity of populations of sockeye salmon using modern genetic tools on 100 year old scales.

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Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

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Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

New research analysing Instagram posts finds that most gorilla trekking tourists get too close to gorillas, risking transmission of diseases like COVID-19.

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You don’t need to know nature to love it

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You don’t need to know nature to love it

A first of its kind study in the Global South finds that farmers in the Brazilian Amazon can develop strong connections with nature despite having little knowledge of local biodiversity.

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Research shows IdentiFlight camera technology greatly reduces wind turbine eagle fatalities

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Research shows IdentiFlight camera technology greatly reduces wind turbine eagle fatalities

New research finds that using IdentiFlight, an automated computer vision system that shuts off wind turbines when it detects eagles, can reduce eagle fatalities by 82%.

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