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Study shows beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties

A groundbreaking study using molecular genetic techniques and field studies brings together decades of research into the complex relationships among beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) that…

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Where have the swans gone?

Nearly 13 kilometres per year: that is the rate at which the wintering area of Bewick’s swans has shifted east over the past 50 years….

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Russian scientists assume forests responsible for making both rain and wind

Every summer, as the days get long, Anastassia Makarieva leaves her lab in St. Petersburg for a vacation in the vast forests of northern Russia….

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Warming Ocean Currents Affect Weather and Environment

If one can imagine looking at our globe from the South Pole end, one can observe the ocean currents circulating water across the oceans. First…

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Russian foxes bred for tameness may not be a validity of ‘domestication syndrome’

For the last 60 years, scientists in Siberia have bred silver foxes to be increasingly tame, with the goal of revealing the evolutionary and genetic…

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Russia takes the green vector

Last week, Moscow hosted the 8-th Ecological Forum, which discussed the responsibility of business to future generations. The forum was organized by Norilsk Nickel, the…

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Protected Areas: the Past, Present, and Future of Conservation

The greatest conservation success story in the 21st century is the exponential growth of protected areas–a primary defense mechanism against Earth’s bioersity loss. In 1992,…

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Сoral Reefs Shifting Away from Equator

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research. The researchers found that the number…

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