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Extinction or Evolution? The Answer Isn't Always Clear
The same factors that kill of some species cause others to evolve at lightning speeds — for Smithsonian Magazine
Mushrooms Can Make It Rain – And a Lot More
In one of their latest reveals, fungi have presented us with another mysterious trait: they affect the weather surrounding their habitats. – for Mental_Floss
When Invasive Species Become Local Cuisine
In Hawaii, scientists and farmers clash over regulating destructive plants that are important to food culture. – for The Atlantic
The Fish-pocalypse is Nigh!
Too many predators and invasive mussels have decimated Lake Michigan's fish population – and the Asian carp aren't even here yet. – for Chicago Magazine
Ecologists Can't Beat Invasive Species, So They're Joining Them
For places like the Hawaiian Islands, whose native plants and animals have been pushed out by invasive species, embracing "novel ecosystems" might be a way of preserving biodiversity. – for Nautilus Magazine
The Sting: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers
In the California Central Valley farmers have planted 800,000 acres of almond orchards. Every year beekeepers bring millions of beehives from across the country to pollinate the almond trees. But with the bees come bee thieves. — for Weather.com
The Fungus that Could Bring Down Hawaii's Native Forest
For botanists who have spent their careers protecting Hawaiian forests, a deadly fungus is the latest big threat. — for Sierra Magazine
The Uterus: A Natural History
From its queer origins to the many things we have yet to learn about the human uterus. — for Mental_Floss
Why Is Hawaii Evolving So Many Species of This Wingless Beetle?
A story of insect evolution on overdrive on the sides of a dormant volcano. – for Nautilus Magazine