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

Brian Owens, 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

Interplay between forests and the atmosphere leads to surprising relationships between distant regions.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

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

James Gaines, Contributor

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

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Flowering throughout the calendar could help tropical trees evade competitors.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Using computers to sift through the cacophony of seaside sounds could help conservationists save species.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

Ecologists propose using animal song to measure forest health.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Paleontologists have found incredible dinosaur diversity at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What could nearby Bears Ears hold?

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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