Ecology & Zoology

New York Government Sues To Be Allowed To Deplete More Fish

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is clearly on the campaign trail for his next job, because even in a state that is lawsuit happy like New York he is setting records for most pointless emails about investigations and lawsuits. But now he says ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2018 - 11:43am

The Northern White Rhino Should Stay Extinct

A geriatric semi-captive rhino died in Kenya recently. “Sudan”, a 45-year-old northern white rhino was put to sleep as vets decided, after months of ill health, that his condition had deteriorated to the point where the levels of pain and quality of life ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 6 2018 - 5:30am

Aggressive Moths More Resilient To Climate Change

More competitive animal species, with males that compete intensively for mates, might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate chan ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2018 - 1:49pm

Moving The Goal Posts On Bees: Now Their Microbiome Is At Risk

The mix of bacteria (microbiome) of bee bread, the long-term food supply stored within a hive for young bees, is now at risk, according to a new estimate. The scholars are blaming modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and gardeners could be makin ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2018 - 5:51am

Dogs Can Detect Laurel Wilt Disease In Avocado Trees

If a study has 229 trials and there are only 12 false positives, that is a good result.  ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 10 2018 - 2:05pm

Monarch Butterflies: Carbon Dioxide Reduces Medicinal Properties Of Milkweed Plants That Protect Therm From Disease

Mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduce the medicinal properties of milkweed plants that protect monarch butterflies from disease, according to a recent experiment. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2018 - 1:26pm

Great Tits Have Same Impulse Control As Chimpanzees

Impulse control is associated with larger cognitively advanced animals like humans and other primates, but there are exceptions, like ravens. Now a recent study shows that the great tit, a common European songbird, has a tremendous capacity for self-contro ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2018 - 10:45am

Like Shark Week? Thank The Cretaceous Mass Extinction Event

Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes) are the most diverse shark group living today, with over 200 different species, and they are one of the major groups that survived the Cretaceous–Palaeogene mass extinction which is why we have the Tiger, Hammerhead, and B ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2018 - 11:18am

Bahama Nuthatch Is Not Extinct

The Bahama Nuthatch, native to a small area of native pine forest on the island of Grand Bahama, was feared extinct after Hurricane Matthew in 2016, but researchers are pleased to announce that the little-known bird is still out there. But there may be onl ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2018 - 11:26am

Dogs Are Not So Smart

Dog owners think dogs are exceptionally intelligent- a whole television show was made about a dog named Lassie who got humans out of all kinds of fantastic situations- while cat owners believe the same about their pets. But are dogs smarter than other anim ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2018 - 9:46am