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Trying to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gerald Urquhart

A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals,…

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World Wildlife Day 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016
World Wildlife Day 2016

March 3, 2016, has been designated World Wildlife Day by the United Nations. This year, the theme is “The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands,” a belief…

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MSU Study Shows Inland Fisheries Now Provide 40% of World’s Fish

Friday, February 12, 2016
source of fish graphic

The world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters are a global food security powerhouse, according to a study by a group of Michigan State University researchers and alumni. Their results,…

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MSU Researchers Lead Efforts to Thwart Invasive Fruit Pest

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
fly

A tiny vinegar fly from eastern Asia called spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is fast becoming one of the most intensively studied insects at Michigan State University (MSU). That’s…

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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
panda

Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash – a decent amount of it – goes a long way….

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New Finding Shows Males Can Drive Creation of New Species

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
fish

Evolutionary biologists often debate on whether sexual selection can lead to new species. Most studies have focused on natural selection or, for the few studies that considered sexual…

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Genetics Could Make Feeding Dairy Cows More Efficient

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Michael VandeHaar

As the eighth largest dairy-producing state in the country*, Michigan is home to more than 400,000 dairy cows spread across farms with herds numbering less than 100 up…

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Larger (Relative) Brains = Higher IQ

Monday, January 25, 2016

Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny? While there…

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International Team of Scientists Find New Bird Species

Thursday, January 21, 2016
himalayan-forest-thrush

A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and…

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Regrowing Bone to Heal Fractures

Monday, January 18, 2016

The risk of fracturing a bone is high whether on a sports field or battlefield. Kurt Hankenson, a Michigan State University veterinary scientist and expert in bone regeneration,…

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