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Scientists study wasps that may protect British Columbia’s berries

Every year, invasive insects gnaw on Canadian farms, gardens and wild plants, spreading disease and disrupting ecosystems. But tiny wasps that lay eggs that burst into invasive insects could potentially help berry growers in British Columbia protect their crops. “It’s like nature is giving us a free service to help control crop pests,” said Paul Abram, a researcher with Agriculture …

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See the elephants facing extinction and the wild cats on the decline

More than 45,000 species are now threatened with extinction, 1,000 more than last year, according to an international conservation organization. The organization blames pressures from climate change, invasive species and human activities such as illegal trade and infrastructure expansion. The International Union for Conservation of Nature released its latest Red List of Threatened Species on Thursday. The list, now in …

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