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As erosion claims land, local scientists explore using oysters to preserve parts of the Mississippi delta.

Brian Owens, Contributor

The impact that killed the dinosaurs also caused mass deforestation and sent the first tree-dwelling birds to extinction.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Yellow, orange and black butterfly stationary on a vertical fence

How the heat of cities drives animal size may offer clues about how ecosystems will respond to global warming.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

New study shows how sand sedges lure beneficial bacteria to their roots.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

By hunting in the deep and dumping in the shallows, sharks deliver rich nutrients to coral reefs, helping them grow.

James Gaines, Contributor

Camera traps show the bizarre place where oxpeckers spend the night.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Green plant could help clean up heavy metal contamination at industrial sites.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Soil bacteria are staggeringly diverse, but a few types are abundant nearly everywhere.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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