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Newly Discovered Species

By | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Opinion: Research and Debt Reduction

By | October 1, 2011

Investing more federal dollars in life science research may save the US economy.

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Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome

By | October 1, 2011

By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.

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Conserving Our Shared Heritage

By | October 1, 2011

Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.

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Marauding Moths

By | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.

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Biodiversity

By | October 1, 2011

Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.

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Q&A: Overhaul the Funding System

By | September 28, 2011

Can science step in to find the best ways of allocating money for research?

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Opinion: Species Origins DO Matter!

By | September 28, 2011

Organisms introduced to new habitats pose a significant threat to the native flora and fauna.

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Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution

By | September 28, 2011

Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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