Why the paddlefish is under threat of extinction
By: Stefani A
The paddlefish is a species that used to be abundant in both China and the midwestern United States. There are two subspecies of paddlefish, the American and Chinese paddlefish, and both are listed as endangered and quickly approaching extinction. If action is not taken soon...
By: Retha Boswell
The Pacific Northwest is known for its aquatic life and biodiversity. Unfortunately, invasive crayfish are threatening that biodiversity in the rich freshwater biomes. Crayfish can have a huge impact on the environment. Non-native species can alter the very structure of wetland regions by reducing vegetation...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The sun-tailed monkey was discovered in 1986 and this species of monkey is endemic to Gabon, West Africa. Their distribution area is estimated to be about 10,300 square kilometers. They are mainly centered in central Gabon. Their range is limited to the north and...
Cicada population expected to explode on US east coast in 2013
By: Leigh Goessl
Sightings of cicada nymphs have been spotted up and down the U.S. East Coast this May. This is the year it is expected the cicada population will explode as the time has arrived for those insects that have been buried in the ground for...
Overview of cell biology
By: Melissa Mercer
Cells are basic units of all living things, including bacteria, plants and animals. The human body is composed entirely of cells, fluids and cellular products. As the basic functional units, the cells carry on life processes. Cells also have the ability to reproduce, providing new...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Kipunji is native to Tanzania and can be found living in the Rungwe-Livingstone forest and the Ndundulu forest. Its living range spans 70 square kilometers in the Rungwe-Livingstone forest and about three square kilometers in the Ndundulu forest. Habitat regions the animals thrives in...
'Crazy ants' scare off fire ants in Southeastern US invasion
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have been studying a type of ant that has been invading the southeastern United States. These ants, which originate from northern Argentina and southern Brazil, are pushing out native ant species. The invasion is so severe, it...
Flaws in evolutionary theory
By: Christyl Rivers
The debate about evolution is not as intense as it once was, but critics of evolution do still show up. Most of the flaws that dog the theory of evolution are outlined here. In point of fact, they are not flaws, so much as they...
By: Retha Boswell
There are approximately 800 species of Acacia. Around 600 of those species are found in Australia and Pacific islands. The large genus is in the pea family and is mainly made up of tropical and subtropical trees native to Africa and Australia, with a few...
Tree profiles: Vine maple
By: Amelia Emery
The vine maple is a beautiful species of maple that is well known for its stunning fall color and smaller stature. Although not a true vine, the growth habit resembles a vine as this tree is often multi-stemmed rather than single trunked and grows outward...

 

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