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To Advocate or Not?

By | June 18, 2012

A journal editor is let go because she resisted advocacy statements in the published literature, prompting several board members to quit in her defense.

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Opinion: The Precarious Earth

By | June 18, 2012

People are currently driving the planet on a crash course with global stability. Something must be done.

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The Ecology of Fear

By | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.

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Discovering Phasmids

By | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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Finding Phasmids

By | June 1, 2012

Researchers rediscover a giant insect, thought to have gone extinct a century ago, and plan to reintroduce it to its native island off the coast of Australia.

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Opinion: Saving Species through Economics

By | May 21, 2012

Successful conservation depends on an economy that doesn’t incentivize destruction of species and habitats.

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Climate Change Threatens Mammals

By | May 16, 2012

Almost 10 percent of mammals in the Western Hemisphere won’t be able to shift their territories in time to avoid the consequences of climate change.

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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.

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It’s Raining Mice

By | May 1, 2012

A new brown tree snake control strategy takes to the skies as scientists scatter toxic rodents over Guam’s forest canopy.

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Opinion: Politics Doesn’t Threaten Owl

By | April 30, 2012

A US Fish and Wildlife official responds to the assertion that the northern spotted owl is being mismanaged by government.

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