Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife urges boaters to tackle invasive species ahead of Memorial Day weekend

by on May 28, 2021 0

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife encourages Texas boaters to take invasive species precautions before hitting the water on Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department) Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of Texas boating season, and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department urges boaters to take necessary invasive...

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The new species of bacteria killing palm trees in Australia

by on May 27, 2021 0

The bacteria, which they named Candidatus Phytoplasma dypsidis, were found to cause a deadly wilt disease. This new discovery was reported in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. In 2016, several ornamental palm trees in a conservatory in the Botanic Gardens in Cairns, Queensland mysteriously died. A sample was taken from one...

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As one salamander species on the verge of local extinction loses ground to another, WVU researchers attempt to save both | State and region

by on May 26, 2021 0

Two of West Virginia’s mountain-loving species of salamanders are struggling for resources and space as climate change threatens their habitats. Researchers at West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design have crept in to figure out how to preserve them both. Herpetologist Donald Brown, assistant professor of wildlife and fisheries resources...

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