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Posts tagged ecosystem

October 17, 2016

 

Scientists think that the reduction in flight-to-light behavior means the moths fly less.

Bright Lights, Brighter Moths

Moths are much less attracted to artificial light than they used to be.

July 25, 2016

 

Watch out! Rattlesnakes are often colored similarly to their surroundings.

Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

August 11, 2014

 

drugs

Drugs in Our Midst

Chances are, you're consuming drugs without even knowing it.

June 19, 2014

 

When it comes to climate change, we're all in this together.

Climate Change Also Threatens Fish

Climate change isn't just bad for us land animals. It's bad for sea creatures as well.

March 19, 2014

 

Ingesting caffeine enriched foods like coffee have been shown to make people more easily persuaded

Climate Change And Coffee: A Rude Awakening

In addition to raising sea levels and wiping out species, climate change may threaten the world's coffee supply.

June 19, 2013

 

A beaver swims near Yellowstone National Park.

An Ecosystem Disruption Led To Disappearance Of Yellowstone Beaver

Wanted: Yellowstone Beavers

June 19, 2009

 

Biodiversity: It’s Good for Your Health!

We hear a lot about the importance of biodiversity these days--but just what is biodiversity and why is it so important? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 22, 2008

 

Invasion Can Be Hard on Invaders

While we all know that invasive species are particularly hard on native species in the environment, invasive species can have it pretty tough too.

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