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May 1, 2014
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Salamanders Help Predict Health of Ecosystems on U.S. Golf Courses, MU Researchers Find

Study finds that improved turf management techniques help golf course ecosystems succeed. COLUMBIA, Mo. – Currently, there are more than 18,300 golf courses in the U.S. covering over 2.7 million acres. The ecological impacts of golf courses are not always … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
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Captive Hyenas Outfox Wild Relatives

About the video: Captive hyenas solve puzzles faster than their wild brethren. Courtesy of MSU. When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren. Testing animals’ ability to solve new problems has … Continue reading

December 28, 2012
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Bumblebees do Best Where There is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

AUSTIN, Texas — Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows. … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Brown and High Schools: Teaching Teens About Climate Change, Health

A Brown University class on the effect that climate change could have on human health has produced a free new curriculum for high school teachers. The nine-module unit, which reflects feedback from teachers, includes lecture background and ideas for warm-ups, … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
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Increasing Predator-Friendly Land Can Help Farmers Reduce Costs

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Having natural habitat in farming areas that supports ladybugs could help increase their abundance in crops where they control pests and help farmers reduce their costs, says a Michigan State University study. Ladybugs and other predatory … Continue reading

July 19, 2011
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Landscape Change Leads to Increased Insecticide Use in U.S. Midwest

*Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame* The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest. In a study supported in part by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Kellogg … Continue reading