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Dan Charles

13 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Human beings' reliance on crops like wheat and rice has a detrimental environmental effect: because these annual crops need replanting every year, farmers are required to destroy any existing vegetation in order to ge...

National Geographic

Sarah Feldberg

5 March 2019

Codfish Island, New Zealand

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Scientists, volunteers, and rangers are working around the clock to save the endangered kakapo, a native New Zealand bird. With only 147 of these charismatic birds left in the world, they’re taking a multi-pronged, hi...

Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

14 February 2019

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

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The Million Orchid Project has been reintroducing native, endangered plants into urban areas. From planting in school yards, to city parks, to the sides of busy roads, the initiative aims to preserve biodiversity by c...

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Stacy Nick

14 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Species Survival Plan Coordinators help grow zoo populations across the United States sustainably. In an interview with the vice president of Animal Care at Denver Zoo, Hollie Colahan, she explains how detailed and sc...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

Changing Florida

Emily Loewinger

6 February 2019

Naples, Florida, United States

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An ecologist is installing a rooftop garden on a home in Florida and early results suggest that the green roofs have helped moderate indoor temperatures. While the initial cost of these gardens can be high, these gree...

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Tafline Laylin

25 January 2019

Manchester, Washington, United States

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As rising temperatures threaten marine life, the Pacific Hybreed laboratory is working to develop resilient shellfish. Their experimental breeding process attempts to uncover new genes to help a variety of shellfish w...

Yale Environment 360

Ret Talbot

10 January 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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As corals die-off globally, research groups around the world are working on a suite of remedies. From Australia to Florida, scientists are breeding resilient corals strains, transplanting healthy corals to new areas, ...

Smithsonian

Kristen A. Schmitt

8 January 2019

Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

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Aided by advanced GPS collar technology, scientists in Wyoming are mapping herd animal movement as they migrate across the state. Such efforts have helped planners and conservationists remove barriers and weigh develo...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

8 January 2019

Ikenne, Nigeria

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Cassava, a root plant that feeds and supports over 800 million people across the globe, is ready for an improvement. As part of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, scientists are exploring how to increase th...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

3 January 2019

Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Bioacoustics, a method for studying sound in forests, has some powerful implications for conservation. For example, the U.S.-based non-profit Rainforest Connection used a remote smartphone network to discover logging ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Ian McCluskey

2 January 2019

Umatilla, Oregon, United States

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At a decommissioned chemical depot, a lone biologist has been building artificial homes for burrowing owls. To date, he's installed some 182 burrows. Not only have his efforts helped bring a declining species back acr...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Stephanie Morse

9 November 2018

Greer, Arizona, United States

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Arizona’s Game & Fish Department is taking a proactive approach to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative disease found in deer, elk, and moose. The department works with hunters during hunting season to t...

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Meghana Keshavan

22 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Doctors created a therapy for one young girl's supposedly fatal disease in record time. The patient's parents worked to fund research for the drug using social media and crowd funding. The drug is working, but the res...

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Meghana Keshavan

19 October 2018

United States

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Project Baby Bear is a grant-funded pilot program that uses genome sequencing to to diagnose sick infants. The doctors hope to save lives and save the system money on unnecessary treatments. Since very few sick infant...

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Regan Morris

10 October 2018

California, United States

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"Farm to table" is a well-known saying in the food industry, but "lab to table" is also rapidly joining the rank of commonplace terminology. To both reduce the amount of animals killed and lessen the impact on the env...

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Michelle Nijhuis

26 September 2018

Willemstad, Curaçao

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Because of drastic reef declines globally, coral reef restoration efforts have gained support in recent years. To understand how to do it, a hardy band of conservationists in the Caribbean are looking at how corals re...

Yale Environment 360

Jane Braxton Little

5 September 2018

Shaver Lake, California, United States

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In California’s wildfire-prone Sierras, forest managers are turning to an ancient, if not quite intuitive, tool: more fire. In 2019, the Forest Service will manage 250,000 acres with controlled burns and “mechanical t...

BBC

Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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Ohio has invested heavily in new technology and processes to improve and streamline the testing of rape kits. As Washington grapples with limited resources and lab inefficiencies, it looks to Ohio as an example of pro...

NPR

Mose Buchele

21 July 2018

McGregor, Texas, United States

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American cows are not typically made to withstand the warmer summers occurring across the United States. To combat the negative side effect of a decrease in milk production, farmers are trying solutions such as using ...

The New York Times

Tejal Rao

3 July 2018

Jarrettsville, Maryland, United States

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Pollinators such as honeybees are critical to the ecosystem and to agriculture - responsible for pollinating about 1/3 of the nation's food crops - but they are endangered due to factors such as habitat loss and fungu...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

26 June 2018

Canvey Wick, United Kingdom

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Insect populations are rapidly decreasing across Europe thanks largely in part to human-introduced pesticides. In Britain, entomologists are trying to slow the decline and reintroduce insects by turning abandoned site...

Al Jazeera

Yaara Bou Melhem

5 June 2018

New Zealand

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In New Zealand, the wetapunga is a large insect that is approaching extinction due to human causes. Because the species are critical to the ecosystem, the Auckland Zoo is focusing efforts on expanding education about ...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

29 May 2018

Eldoret, Kenya

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A new liquid biopsy is able to detect all types of cancer via a blood test. This new technology will allow physicians to diagnose cancer and monitor cancer treatments without invasive tissue biopsies.

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