Finally, a world map for bees

First picture of worldwide bee distribution fills knowledge gaps and may help protect species.

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  • The first global picture of the world's 20,000 bee species holds a few surprises.
  • Unlike most other species, bees are less abundant at the tropics and more in dry, temperate zones.
  • Bees are endangered but crucial as pollinators – this study will help protect them.

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    Isolated island group is now one of the world's largest animal sanctuaries

    One of the world's most isolated island groups has just been made one of the world's largest ocean reserves.

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    • The small island group of Tristan da Cunha has created one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries.
    • Neither fishing nor extractive activities will be allowed in the area, which is three times the size of the United Kingdom.
    • Animals protected by this zone include penguins, sharks, and many seabirds.
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    9 of the most shocking facts about global extinction - and how to stop it

    Across the world, wildlife is under severe threat.

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    Earth's fate and the devastation of the natural world were recently put under the microscope with the release of Sir David Attenborough's Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet.

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    Here are 3 main causes of wildfires, and 3 ways to prevent them

    We're in an era of 'megafires'.

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    A headline that reads 'The Worst Year in History for Wildfires' should be a shocking and dramatic statement. Instead, it's in danger of becoming a cliché, a well-worn phrase, an annual event.

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    Study identifies animal species that may be susceptible to coronavirus

    On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.

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    • SARS-CoV-2 enters our cells by binding with ACE2 receptors.
    • A study finds many animals may provide a similar point of entry for the infection.
    • COVID-19 has already been seen in a range of non-humans.

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