Confronted by Drones, Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming ‘Eagle’

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Researchers in Senegal recently flew drones in the vicinity of green monkeys to see how the primates might respond. Incredibly, the monkeys produced an instinctual alarm call consistent with an eagle sighting. Kinda makes sense—except for the fact that green monkeys aren’t threatened by eagles.

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https://gizmodo.com/confronted-by-drones-monkeys-warn-comrades-of-incoming-1835066308

Iguanas Reintroduced to the Largest Galapagos Island After Nearly 200 Year Absence

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In 1835, Charles Darwin documented the presence of iguanas on Santiago island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. It probably never dawned on the pioneering naturalist that he would be the last scientist to do so. Invasive species wiped the island clean of iguanas—an ecological void that’s now been filled…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/iguanas-reintroduced-to-the-largest-galapagos-island-af-1831584615

Human Medicine Use Loading Up River Creatures With Dozens of Different Drugs

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Medicines do an excellent job of increasing the quality of life for humans around the world, but the drugs don’t stay with us forever, and are eventually flushed out into our wastewater. Now, new research suggests that not only are a staggering range of pharmaceutical products getting into the environment and…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/humans-are-inadvertently-dosing-river-critters-with-doz-1830252192