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Fewer Female Snail Penises
Tracy Vence | Jan 14, 2014
Researchers are now spotting fewer cases of imposex—in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs—as a result of a chemical ban instituted in 2008.
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2014
As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.
Abby Olena | Jan 9, 2014
A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.
Waiting in the Wings
Erin Weeks | Dec 1, 2013
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Virginia Targets Wild Pigs
Bob Grant | Nov 26, 2013
The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2013
New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013
The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.
Influential Ecologist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 24, 2013
Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.