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Three flying foxes (a type of bat) hanging upside down on a bare branch
Climate Change, Deforestation Drive Bat Virus Spillover Into Humans
Bats that experience food shortages due to climate change and habitat loss end up roosting in urban settings, where they shed more of the deadly Hendra virus. 
Climate Change, Deforestation Drive Bat Virus Spillover Into Humans
Climate Change, Deforestation Drive Bat Virus Spillover Into Humans

Bats that experience food shortages due to climate change and habitat loss end up roosting in urban settings, where they shed more of the deadly Hendra virus. 

Bats that experience food shortages due to climate change and habitat loss end up roosting in urban settings, where they shed more of the deadly Hendra virus. 

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A landscape showing a forest that’s been cleared to make room for a farm.
Climate Change and Agriculture Together Halve Insect Populations
Dan Robitzski | Apr 21, 2022 | 2 min read
Insect populations and species diversity are drastically reduced in areas affected by both climate change and agriculture-related habitat destruction, according to a new study.
edge of the amazon showing deforestation
Amazon Rainforest Nearing Savannah “Tipping Point”
Christie Wilcox | Mar 8, 2022 | 3 min read
Half or more of the world’s largest forest is in danger of transitioning into grassland, researchers say.
a large, mossy cedar tree in a forest
Book Excerpt from Finding the Mother Tree
Suzanne Simard | May 1, 2021 | 4 min read
In the book’s introduction, “Connections,” Suzanne Simard relates how her “perception of the woods has been turned upside down.”
Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 29, 2019 | 8 min read
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn’t always clear.
Misconduct Shakeup
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2012 | 2 min read
The ongoing saga that led to psychologist Dirk Smeesters’s resignation from the Erasmus University Rotterdam has the scientific community discussing new ways to detect data fraud.
Opinion: Politics Doesn’t Threaten Owl
Paul Henson | Apr 30, 2012 | 3 min read
A US Fish and Wildlife official responds to the assertion that the northern spotted owl is being mismanaged by government.
Opinion: Saving an Owl from Politics
Dominick A. DellaSala | Mar 26, 2012 | 4 min read
The imperiled northern spotted owl faces extinction if efforts enacted to save it continue to put politics ahead of science.
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011 | 3 min read
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.
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