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June 05, 2013
Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 05, 2013
The disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from tropical forests in Brazil has caused the region's forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds over the past century, researchers say. The findings provide evidence that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural populations. Mauro Galetti from the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with an international team of colleagues, used patches of rainforest that had been fragmented by coffee ... read more
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New maps show how shipping noise spans the globe
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New Zealand's geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, "silent" earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake ... more

Investigators link poultry contamination on farm and at processing plant
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