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Tiny Opossum Could Be Farmers’ Friend

A small mammal that likes to feast on a soybean pest in Brazil’s Cerrado illustrates how preserving this savanna landscape is good for farms as well as biodiversity ​A gracile mouse opossum at the Botanic Garden of Brasília >> André… read more

Urban Insects Clean Up our Streets

North Carolina State University researchers working in New York City studied the food waste disposal by insects in the city. To do their investigation, the scientists dumped food garbage in dozens of sites, within parks and in street medians. Their… read more

Nectar Helps Bees’ Medicine Go Down

In addition to fuel, nectar from various plant species contains chemical compounds that reduce the numbers of a common gut parasite in bumblebees. Home-based bird watchers might have mixed up a batch of  ‘nectar’  to  attract the feathered objects of… read more

Bees and malnutrition

Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition and disease A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.… read more

Sea mammals and climate change (the lesson)

Most of us rarely or never get to see sea mammals, seals, whales, dolphins etc in their natural environment. But most people like them anyway. They are extreme interesting creatures, very intelligent, social, and living in a world completely different… read more