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Bats protect crops from insects

Bats significantly reduce insect damage to plants, report researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Michigan. Using nets to control the presence of bats and birds…

Bats eat as many insects as birds

Bats eat as many insects at night as birds do during the day, according to research published in the journal Science. Using nets to control the presence of bats and…

Fragmentation puts Mexican howlers at risk

Fragmentation puts Mexican howlers at risk Fragmentation puts Mexican howlers at risk mongabay.com March 3, 2008 Forest fragmentation is putting mantled howler monkeys in southern Mexico at risk, reports a…

Rainforest fragmentation affects reptiles and amphibians

Rainforest fragmentation affects reptiles and amphibians Rainforest fragmentation affects reptiles and amphibians A technical paper by J. Nicolás Urbina-Cardona mongabay.com February 20, 2008 RAINFOREST HERPETOFAUNA AND FOREST FRAGMENTATION: EFFECTS ON…

New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico

New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico mongabay.com February 12, 2008 A previously unknown species of dinosaur has been discovered in Mexico, shadding new light…

Photo: Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts

Photo: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts Photo: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts mongabay.com December 3, 2007 Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupted several times on Saturday, December 1, ejecting steam and ash, according to…

Only 150 vaquita remain

Only 150 vaquita remain Only 150 vaquita remain mongabay.com November 19, 2007 Only 150 individual vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remain, according to a new study published in Conservation Biology.…

Crop domestication originated in compost piles

Crop domestication originated in compost piles Crop domestication originated in compost piles mongabay.com August 19, 2007 New research lends support to the theory that backyard gardens and refuse heaps played…

Consumers want environmentally friendly computers

Consumers want environmentally friendly computers Consumers want environmentally friendly computers mongabay.com June 26, 2006 A study conducted earlier this year by Ipsos-MORI on behalf of Greenpeace found that consumers say…

Forest fires burn in Central America

Forest fires burn in Central America Forest fires burn in Central America Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 10, 2006 Hundreds of fires are burning across Central America according to NASA…

Forests of Michoacan, Mexico disappearing

Forests of Michoacán, Mexico disappearing Forests of Michoacán, Mexico disappearing Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com November 7, 2005 90% of the tropical forest in Lázaro Cárdenas, Aquila y Coahuayana -- municipalities…