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L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists

… of the literature for the entire world, because these flies travel everywhere,” Hartop said. “L.A. has two of the largest container ports in the world, and it could be that one of the flies that you are looking at actually was previously described in China.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists – The New Yorker …

These 15 Species Just Won’t Make it Unless We Act Now : Animals : Nature World News

… even shrinking, as they increasingly struggle to live in suddenly dry and warming climes. Six of the 15 species listed also happen to be birds. This, too, is partially a consequence of climate change, where churning air currents and shrinking habitats are leaving migratory species with smaller rest stops and fewer food supplies. Even species who do not travel far are left to compete with invaders, pollution, and, most commonly, deforestation. The Tahiti monarch (Pomarea nigra), for instance, is …

New Species Rediscovered In China After 20 Years

… was a new species of Pika, a small mammal that is about the size of a hamster and is a member of Ochotonidae, a close relative to rabbits and hares. In 1985, Li caught more specimens and confirmed that it was a previously unknown species, and a couple dozen more sightings were reported. After that, however, no more ili pika could be found — as if they had disappeared. Li decided in the summer of 2014 to travel with a team of volunteers to the Tianshan mountains specifically to find another ili …

If Apes Go Extinct, So Could Entire Forests | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

By John R. Platt, Blogs.ScientificAmerican.com, posted March 11, 2015 Bonobo poop matters. Well, maybe not the poop itself, but what’s in it. You see, bonobos eat a lot of fruit, and fruit contains seeds. Those seeds travel through a bonobo’s digestive system while the bonobo itself travels through the landscape. A few hours later, the seeds end up being deposited far from where the fruits were plucked. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where new trees come from. But what if there were no …