Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 12, 1996
Study Shows Songbirds Switch From Bugs To Berries To Fuel Fall Migration
A new study by a Brown University researcher suggests that a dietary switch from insects to berries allows songbirds to accumulate fat for their fall migration and that migrating songbirds seek out sites where berries areabundant.

Prairie Study Documents Catastrophic Loss Of Species
Surveying the few remaining patches of what was once a vast prairie, scientists have found disturbing evidence that prairie plant species are disappearing at a pace that will all but erase native prairies from the landscape within decades

Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees
Cornell University scientists have confirmed what they believe is the first known infestation of an Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, a large beetle that is attacking Brooklyn's horsechestnut and Norway maple tree population.
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