From New Guinea to Florida, one of these crocs is not like the others

Scientists have described the newest crocodilian species known to science, the Hall’s New Guinea crocodile, previously considered a population of the already known New Guinea crocodile. The discovery was nearly 40 years in the making, sparked by the late herpetologist Philip Hall, who, in the 1980s, began questioning the differences between the southern and northern […]

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Biodiversity boosts crop pollinators and pest controllers, study finds

  A new study looks at the reliance on biodiversity of ecosystem services provided by pollinating and pest-controlling insects. Up to half of the detrimental impacts of the “landscape simplification” that monocropping entails come as a result of a diminished mix of ecosystem service-providing insects. The scientists found that the reduction in ecosystem services provided […]

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