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Sunday, September 28, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Preference for built-up habitats could explain rapid spread of tree bumblebee in UK

Posted: 26 Sep 2014 12:04 PM PDT

Tree bumblebee populations could be spreading because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages. This sets the species apart from other common British bumblebees -- which could explain how tree bumblebees have managed to colonize much of the UK while many other bumblebee species have been declining.

Chinese mitten crab invades Scotland, poses threat to salmon, trout

Posted: 24 Sep 2014 06:19 PM PDT

The Chinese mitten crab, recorded in Scotland for the first time, poses a serious potential threat to salmon and trout in Glasgow's River Clyde, according to researchers. The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is native to East Asia but is now found across NE Europe and the USA.

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