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Ecology Source: BBC News
Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am Rating: | Views: 408 | Comments: 0
Birdfeeding favours non-native bird species Feeding wild birds on bread and seed encourages high densities of introduced bird species at the expense of native species, thereby altering urban bird communities, according to a new study
Ecology Source: TheGuardian
Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am Rating: | Views: 482 | Comments: 0
Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds Bees have a preference for sugar solutions laced with the pesticides, scientists say, as a separate landmark field trial show neonicotinoids harm bee populationBees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides in the same way humans get hooked on cigarettes, according to a new study, which was released as a landmark field trial provided further evidence that such neonicotinoids harm bee populations.
Genetic study finds severe inbreeding in mountain gorillas The most extensive genetic analysis of mountain gorillas ever conducted has found the critically endangered apes burdened with severe inbreeding and at risk of extinction but the researchers still see reasons for optimism about their survival.