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Reevaluating the role of parasites in ecosystems

Research shows that parasites can indicate overall ecosystem health and biodiversity.

Jesse Nichols reports for Grist.

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Climate change imperils coffee
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Climate change imperils coffee. A rescue plan is brewing in Vietnam.

As climate change imperils the much-loved but vulnerable arabica coffee plant, Vietnam is going all in on more robust robusta.
Warming temperatures driven down the parasite population

Global warming may make you miss these parasites when they’re gone

Warming temperatures in one part of the world seem to have driven down the parasite population, suggesting another unexpected way that climate change harms ecosystems.
Honeybee vaccine developed by UGA

Honeybee vaccine developed by UGA and Dalan Animal Health

In the fight to save the honeybees, UGA partners to make a honeybee vaccine ready for the market.
Why tick-borne diseases have reached ‘epidemic proportions’

Why tick-borne diseases have reached ‘epidemic proportions’

Infections have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, afflicting many patients with long-term memory problems, overwhelming fatigue, and even red-meat allergies.
wild pollinators in peril
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Do we still need to save the bees?

Pollinators are in trouble, but be careful about which bee you mean.
The high-altitude quest to save alpacas

The high-altitude quest to save alpacas

The once-verdant mountain pastures where alpacas graze are drying out from climate change; scientists, herders, and activists are rallying to find solutions.

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