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05-24-2022
Pheromones could help control deadly palm weevils
Invasive, long-nosed beetles known as palm weevils are destroying palm trees across California. In San Diego County alone, palm weevils have killed more than 20,000 palm trees since they were first detected in 2016. Now, scientists at UC Riverside are testing the effectiveness of a pheromone to attract and kill weevils. By seducing the beetles with the chemicals, experts may be able to save palm trees without harming bees. According to study co-author Mark Hoddle, the weevils’ ability to produce very large populations is currently unchecked as...
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05-21-2022
Jurassic Park was wrong about how fast pterosaurs could fly
With gigantic wings that reach 10 meters in length, the...
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05-20-2022
Drones can assist efforts to save bees and other pollinators
A new strategy using technology like satellites and drones can...
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05-20-2022
Baby leatherbacks are blind to the ocean
Baby sea turtles, including leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea), typically hatch at...
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05-20-2022
Dolphins recognize their friends by the taste of their urine
Humans rely on a variety of cues to identify their...
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05-20-2022
Praying mantises are becoming more popular as pets
Caring for insects as pets may sound strange, but thousands...
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05-20-2022
More than 500 animal species are lost, but are they extinct?
A new study published in the journal Animal Conservation has...
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05-20-2022
Experts identify the super spreaders of bird flu
Recently, a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza – commonly...
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05-19-2022
Ancient sediments predict future stressors for cold-water corals
Cold-water corals, just like their tropical counterparts, build three dimensional...
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05-19-2022
Breakthrough study reveals that scallops are attracted to light
Scallops are usually caught by dredging, a destructive fishing method...
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05-19-2022
Dramatic increase in shipping traffic threatens marine life
A new study from the University of Portsmouth has revealed...
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05-19-2022
Cousins of beloved Lion King character are vanishing as temperatures rise
The climate crisis is threatening the yellow-billed hornbill, a cousin...
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05-19-2022
Tigers are threatened by road and railway development
In a new study from the University of Michigan, experts...
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