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October 5, 2018
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Wolves in Chernobyl could spread to other areas, help support other populations

Long free of humans, the site of a nuclear disaster may play an important role in wildlife conservation in the region. COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) is a 1,660 square mile area surrounding the remains of the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
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Study reveals startling decline in European birds

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) … Continue reading

March 3, 2014
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25 Years after the Exxon Valdez, Sea Otter Population at Pre-Spill Levels

ANCHORAGE — Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill injured wildlife off the coast of Alaska, a new report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that sea otters have returned to pre-spill numbers within the most … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
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Rabies Research Designed for Prevention

UA undergraduate researcher Robert Clark, his public health mentor and Pima County officials collaborated on an investigation of rabies cases in Pima County. In a volunteer opportunity turned research project, University of Arizona undergraduate researcher Robert Clark has developed a … Continue reading

August 29, 2013
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Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Likely Harmed Threatened Kentucky Fish Species

Hydraulic fracturing fluids are believed to be the cause of the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, after spilling from nearby natural gas well sites. These findings are the result of a joint study by the … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
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Migration No Longer Best Strategy for Yellowstone Elk

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Migratory elk are coming back from Yellowstone National Park with fewer calves due to drought and increased numbers of big predators – two landscape-level changes that are reducing the benefits of migration with broader implications for conservation … Continue reading

March 7, 2013
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Plastic Surgery to Improve Your Looks — and Your Sight

Oculoplastic surgeons at the Yale Eye Center perform a range of procedures, from Botox injections to fix wrinkles, to lifesaving surgeries to help treat cancers near the eye. (March 2013) Gail Chiasson’s “puffy eyelids” had gotten so heavy she felt … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
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March of the Pathogens: Parasite Metabolism Can Foretell Disease Ranges under Climate Change

Knowing the temperatures that viruses, bacteria, worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change, according to new research. Princeton University researchers developed a model that can … Continue reading