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A skin-eating fungus from Europe could decimate Appalachia’s salamanders – but...

Debra Miller, University of Tennessee and Matt Gray, University of Tennessee The Southern Appalachian mountains are a global biodiversity hot spot for salamanders. Dr. Deb...

Restoring seagrasses can bring coastal bays back to life

Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Jonathan Lefcheck, Smithsonian Institution, and Karen McGlathery, University of Virginia A century ago Virginia’s coastal lagoons were...

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Matthew D. Moran, Hendrix College In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and...

Video: Slowing deforestation is the key to preventing the next pandemic...

Les Kaufman, Boston University In a recent journal article, a team of biologists, medical scientists, environmental scientists and conservationists proposed a number of measures to...

Do wasps have a queen like bees do?

Caralyn Zehnder, University of Massachusetts Amherst Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Coastal fish populations didn’t crash after the Deepwater Horizon spill –...

F. Joel Fodrie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 4 to 5 million barrels of oil into...

It’s wrong to blame bats for the coronavirus epidemic

Peter Alagona, University of California, Santa Barbara Genomic research showing that the COVID-19 coronavirus likely originated in bats has produced heavy media coverage and widespread...

It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips...

Julian Avery, Pennsylvania State University Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter,...

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Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew poem still matters

David W. Stowe, Michigan State University At sundown on July 31, Jews around the world will observe Tisha B’av, the most somber of Jewish holidays....