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The European fire ant, Myrmica rubra, is one of the invasive ant species in Ontario. They are known for their painful sting. (Jon Sanders)

Ant invasion: How pets become pests

Animals that are traded as pets are more likely to be invasive species, including a relatively new pet: ants.
In August 2019 in the port of Marseille. The docking of cruise ships intensifies air pollution. Christophe Simon/AFP

Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change?

The Mediterranean region, with its biodiversity, climate, demographics, and economic activities such as tourism, agriculture and fisheries, is particularly vulnerable to environmental risks.
A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.
Australia’s dingo fences, built to protect livestock from wild dogs, stretch for thousands of kilometers. Marian Deschain/Wikimedia

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured

Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Buffel grass surrounding Hakea divaricata, a bushfood and medicine tree. Ellen Ryan-Colton

The buffel kerfuffle: how one species quietly destroys native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia

Buffel grass causes just as much damage to native wildlife as feral cats. But with the right control measures, biodiversity can bounce back.
Amaga expatria, a spectacular species, has just been reported in Guadeloupe and Martinique. Pierre & Claude Guezennec

Land flatworms are invading the West Indies

Several species of flatworms have invaded the West Indies, and some are spectacular. We take stock of the situation with a study published at the same time as this article.

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