Category Invasive Species and Disease

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10 everyday activities you didn’t know were eco-friendly

For the eco-conscious citizen who already recycles, conserves water, and turns out the lights but wants to do more to help the planet.

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Frogs and the chytrid fungus – What is the best way to control wildlife diseases?

The mechanisms behind emerging diseases are often poorly understood, and the path forward towards recovery is often unclear. Is it possible to effectively fight wildlife epidemics and save endangered species?

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5 reasons we shouldn’t kill every last buzzing, annoying, blood-sucking mosquito

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet, and we have the technology to destroy them. So why haven’t we wiped them out yet?

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The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands

Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.

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Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar

Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.