Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren’t just kicking rocks

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As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.

Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife

There is widespread concern about the global decline in pollinators and the associated loss of pollination services.
High densities of managed honey bees can harm populations of wild pollinators
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By Jonas Geldmann, Juan P. González-Varo
Science 26 Jan 2018 pp. 392-393

Tumbling bumblebee populations linked to fungicides

When a team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact.

Cornell University. (2017, November 14). Tumbling bumblebee populations linked to fungicides.  Science Daily November 14, 2017

Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats.

Virginia Tech. (2018, January 25). Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats:
The study shows that hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviors may be abandoned, no matter how sweet.
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Environmental Warming and Feminization of One of the Largest Sea Turtle Populations in the World

Study off the coast of Australia.

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Global register lists alien species

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Does Your Garden Welcome Wildlife Visitors With Something to Eat?

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Stripes of wildflowers across farm fields could cut pesticide spraying

This study is taking place in the UK but applies here.

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Understanding and managing invasive plant species

Michigan State University Extension February 1, 2018

Natural Climate Patterns Create Hot Spots of Rapid Sea Level Rise

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Scientific American, January 6, 2018