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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

Farmers Urge Return of Jaguars to Protect Crops

Cerrado corn crop with peccaries (Photo by Brendan Borrell) Margie Peixoto was driving her pickup across her farm in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul one February afternoon when she spotted some broken corn stalks and a trio… 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