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Ecology & Zoology

A Species ‘Stock Market’ To Put A Price Tag On Biodiversity

The value of bees in pollination is overstated, outside the on-demand almond grower market the pollination done by bees would be taken up by 400,000 other species if bees disappeared tomorrow, but that doesn't mean they are not an important part of the ecosystem in other ways.read...

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Mariculture: How The Ocean Can Be Sustainably Cultivated To Provide Food For Developing Countries

One of the odder disconnects in western culture is people who claim to care about the environment but will only eat fish that is caught in unsustainable ways - in the wild. I suppose I get the appeal of knowing laborers risked their lives for your food and that farmers in $300,000 tractors don't have the same cachet.(1) Yet those same people are horrified at the thought of hunting game like...

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Some Parts Of Borneo Have Landscape Similar To The Pliocene Epoch, 5.3 Million Years Ago

Conservation in modern times is a misused term that trial lawyers often invoke to win lawsuits against companies before progress can commence but Brunei on the island of Borneo, which is about the size of the state of Delaware, has a great reason for all countries of the world to preserve it. The current landscape is similar to what was present during the Pliocene Epoch, 5.3 to 2.6 million...

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Politicizing Aphid Poop

We all know there is no Beepocalypse by now, right? Seeing it referenced in sit-coms from the 2010s  is as anachronistic as watching "Soylent Green" from the 1970s and seeing them lament that they didn't listen to scientists and make the hole in the ozone layer larger. Sure, Washington Post readers probably still believe bees are dying, just like their contributors think "Soylent Green" got...

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Politicizing Aphid Poop

We all know there is no Beepocalypse by now, right? Seeing it referenced in sit-coms from the 2010s  is as anachronistic as watching "Soylent Green" from the 1970s and seeing them lament that they didn't listen to scientists and make the hole in the ozone layer larger. Sure, Washington Post readers probably still believe bees are dying, just like their contributors think "Soylent Green" got...

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A Hunter Shot A Buck, Which Turned Out To Be A Doe With Antlers. Here’s How

In 2021, there remains some confusion about the distinction between biological sex and gender. The fossil record only shows males and females, it does not show how those people, or even precursors of modern humans, felt about themselves. And fossil records only show what can actually be fossilized. Which is often just skeletal.Nature can be more complex than that.I almost always hunt in...

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