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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...

Coyotes are poised to enter South America for the first time

Roland Kays, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. THE BIG IDEA: Coyotes are poised to expand their...

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals, but planting trees can...

Andrea L. Baden, Hunter College Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, is a global biodiversity hotspot. Andrea BadenThe island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa...

What can you learn from studying an animal’s scat?

Verity Mathis, University of Florida ...

How do we know when a species at risk has recovered?...

H. Resit Akcakaya, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) Around the world, animals and plants are disappearing at alarming rates. In May...

Feral pigs harm wildlife and biodiversity as well as crops

Marcus Lashley, Mississippi State University They go by many names – pigs, hogs, swine, razorbacks – but whatever you call them, feral pigs (Sus scrofa)...

High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales

Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Hannah Myers, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Many fish, marine mammals and seabirds that inhabit the world’s oceans are...

Is an ‘insect apocalypse’ happening? How would we know?

Brian Lovett, University of Maryland Insects scuttle, chew and fly through the world around us. Humans rely on them to pollinate plants, prey on insects...

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Under the Trump administration, US airstrikes are killing more civilians

Steven Feldstein, Boise State University When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into...