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Scientists discover the secret of Galápagos’ rich ecosystem

(University of Southampton) New research has unlocked the mystery of how the Galápagos Islands, a rocky, volcanic outcrop, with only modest rainfall and vegetation, is able to sustain its unique wildlife habitats.

Scientists develop new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions

An international volcanology team has created a first-of-its kind tool that can aid scientists in understanding past explosive eruptions that shaped the earth and improve the way of estimating hazards of future eruptions.

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Human-made landscape promotes coexistence of two normally separated Andean warblers

(Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University) In the mountains of world, species adapt to habitats in specific elevation zones that do not overlap with other species’ elevation zones. Polish ornithologists, following the old traditions of Polish ornithology in South America, discovered that two Andean warbler species that typically occur at different elevations and hunt by tricking insects to escape can co-occur at the same elevation due to fragmentation of tropical montane forests caused by humans.

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Human-made landscape promotes coexistence of two normally separated Andean warblers

(Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University) In the mountains of world, species adapt to habitats in specific elevation zones that do not overlap with other species’ elevation zones. Polish ornithologists, following the old traditions of Polish ornithology in South America, discovered that two Andean warbler species that typically occur at different elevations and hunt by tricking insects to escape can co-occur at the same elevation due to fragmentation of tropical montane forests caused by humans.

Human-made landscape promotes coexistence of two normally separated Andean warblers

(Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University) In the mountains of world, species adapt to habitats in specific elevation zones that do not overlap with other species’ elevation zones. Polish ornithologists, following the old traditions of Polish ornithology in South America, discovered that two Andean warbler species that typically occur at different elevations and hunt by tricking insects to escape can co-occur at the same elevation due to fragmentation of tropical montane forests caused by humans.

Six environmental trailblazers honoured as UNEP Champions of the Earth

(UNEP Division of Public Communication and Information) * The Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour, annually recognizing outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector * The Champions of the Earth inspire, defend, mobilize and act to tackle the greatest environmental challenges of our time* This year’s awards recognise laureates in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Inspiration and Action, Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision and Science and Innovation.

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Silky sharks find hope in Atlantic, remain targets in Indo-Pacific

(Florida International University) Florida International University research shows that conservation efforts in the Atlantic Ocean may be working for one of the most popular — and endangered — species that ends up in the global shark fin trade.