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Research: Gulf of Mexico Red Tide Means Algae Are Underfed
Science & Tech  (tags: water, GoodNews, GoodNews, protection, wildlife, discovery )

- 1898 days ago -
Karenia brevis algae, which cause red tide blooms across the Gulf of Mexico, become two to seven times more toxic when levels of phosphorus are low. Red tide caused 174 manatee deaths since Jan 2013.
Poaching Is Dooming African Forest Elephants to Extinction
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, endangered, habitat, humans, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, research )

- 1907 days ago -
Over 62 percent of African forest elephants have been killed for their ivory in the last decade.
Research: Cats Cannot Taste Sweets Due to Broken Gene
Offbeat  (tags: cats, research, discovery, animals )

- 1908 days ago -
All cat species have a broken gene (pseudogene) in their sweet taste receptor.
New Research Finds Mosquitoes Develop Resistance to DEET
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, children, prevention, protection, research, discovery )

- 1920 days ago -
This is the first known proof that some mosquitoes can develop a temporary resistance to the repellent effects of DEET that is only physical in nature.
Large Herbivores Are Arctic Plants Defense Against Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, habitat, nature, humans, research )

- 1921 days ago -
is the first long term study to include the animal contribution to the problem of global warming and climate change in the Arctic
Necrophilic Frogs Keep Species Thriving
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, GoodNews, habitat, wildlife, discovery )

- 1921 days ago -
Just one of the many oddities that are yet to be found in the ever diminishing rain forests of Central and South America.
New Owl Species Discovered on Lombok, Indonesia
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, GoodNews, habitat, discovery )

- 1927 days ago -
The new species of owl is named Otus jolandae. The bird is found nowhere else in the world. Appears to be thriving.
Birds Evolved Ultraviolet Vision Eight Times Per New Study
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, wildlife, discovery, ancient )

- 1929 days ago -
All modern daytime birds either have violet sensitive or ultraviolet sensitive vision that involves the genes responsible for producing the light sensitive pigment (SWS1 opsin).
Cave Dwelling Nettles Discovered in China
Science & Tech  (tags: green, nature, discovery )

- 1973 days ago -
Perhaps the last new thing under the sun (partially) that will be discovered in 2012.
Research: Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Temps Rise Faster Than Rest of Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, research )

- 1979 days ago -
a marked increase of 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit (2.4 degrees Celsius) in average annual temperature since 1958 - that is, three times faster than the average temperature rise around the globe.
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