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What use are biting horseflies?

All animals, birds and insects have their place in the ecosystem, scientists say. But what good is a horsefly, really?

What happens to flowers and birds when we massacre mosquitoes with modern traps?

It’s only recently that people have thought that eradicating mosquitoes might be a bad thing, a mosquito researcher says.

An ageing population is good for us and the planet

Western society should embrace ageing and declining population growth, argue ecologists in a new scientific opinion article.

Scientists want to make holes in Norwegian fjords

Norway doesn’t know nearly enough about their fjords, say scientists.

Danish "lakes" provide unique insights to climate change

Lakes release a greenhouse gas, methane, but exactly how much has been somewhat of a mystery. New research has some answers.

Tiny bird’s poo has tremendous impact on Greenland’s nature

The little auk can affect the living conditions for a range of animals in Northwest Greenland, shows new research.

Come aboard Denmark’s largest research vessel

ScienceNordic was invited aboard research vessel Dana to join its regular expedition in the Baltic Sea.

Arctic plants may be tougher than you think

New study reveals how plants in Greenland were able to not only survive a devastating caterpillar outbreak in 2011, but actually thrive as a result. Much to the surprise of scientists.

Scientists solve old mysteries of bird migration routes

A new study has mapped the migration routes of nightingales, cuckoos, and shrikes. It is a quantum leap in our understanding of bird migration, says scientist.

Fences are disrupting African wildlife on an unprecedented scale

An ecological tragedy is unfolding in Kenya, as fences go up and prevent migrating animals from accessing water and food.