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A killer fungus could help the US South fight back against insatiable ants
Crazy ants pose a threat to native wildlife on the Gulf Coast—but a recently discovered fungus keeps their populations in check.
Marble is luxurious—but is it sustainable?
Think twice before shipping Italian stone to your American home.
Need to fight invasive fish? Just introduce a scary robot
If it looks like a bass and is terrorizing mosquitofish, it might actually be a robot designed to protect native tadpoles.
Fish sounds tell us about underwater reefs—but we need better tech to really listen
Soundscape ecology is a non-invasive method for monitoring ecosystem diversity and health, but process behind it is still very time-consuming.
Want to better understand the biodiversity of a forest? Ask the locals.
Local communities hold immense knowledge, and have the advantage of time and history.
To help stop voracious tree-killing beetles, send in the Russian wasps
A parasitic wasp from Russia could help American ash trees survive the spread of the emerald ash borer.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a ‘raft of life’ for animals in the open ocean
Little travelers are plentiful in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but their ecological impacts are still a mystery.
This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?
A new company co-founded by gene-editing pioneer George Church wants to disrupt climate change and conservation by resurrecting the woolly mammoth.
This rainbow-scaled lizard lived anonymously in the Andes—until now
The Feiruz wood lizard is one of more than a dozen recently found Peruvian creatures.
An urban cemetery is a surprising sanctuary for fantastic fungi
Spaces for the dead are becoming stepping stones to wildlife discovery.