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Cincinnati Zoo says goodbye to its last Sumatran rhino
8-year-old Harapan joins his brother at an Indonesian breeding sanctuary; fewer than 100 "hairy rhinos" are left in the world
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South
A naturalist cuts through the myths surrounding the invasive plant
Ecology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest
The white Kermode bear of British Columbia is galvanizing First Nations people fighting to protect their homeland
Ecology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Researchers Explore Declining Bat Population In North America
As bat populations dwindle, a new effort is aimed at getting North America's bat researchers working on the same page.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Shock therapy and surgery saving California’s threatened condors
Electric shock training and surgery are starting to pay off for the teams fighting to save one of the world's largest birds
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Birds’ love of cigarette butts in nests has two sides for chicks
Some city birds like lining their nests with cigarette stubs, cutting parasite numbers but also damaging chicks' DNA
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Lions Thriving Again in Rwanda After Being Wiped Out 15 Years Ago
A pride of lions from South Africa introduced into the wild are doing well, a conservation group reports
Ecology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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New tadpole disease affecting frogs across globe, scientists find
LONDON (Reuters) - Tadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found.
Ecology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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​Giant snails are terrorizing Florida
Giant African snails - some as big as your foot - are destroying plants, damaging homes and reproducing exponentially
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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4 Signs the Tide May Be Turning Against Lion Hunting, and 1 It Isn’t
International outcry over Cecil the lion’s death is sparking changes around the world.
Ecology
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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When is a jackal not a jackal? When it's really a 'golden wolf'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They look alike, act alike and long have been considered to be the same species. But, in the case of the golden jackals found across parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, it turns out that appearances can be deceiving.
Ecology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Why Africa's Vultures Are "Collapsing Toward Extinction"
A demand for vulture parts in witchcraft, as well as poisoning and urbanization, has caused a nearly 90 percent decline in the scavengers' populations.
Ecology
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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U.S. Steps Up Fight Against Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking
Congress, the President, and several states are responding to African wildlife crisis with new actions.
Ecology
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 418 | Comments: 0
Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing
The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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World’s largest viper: “Six feet long and vicious”
The four species of bushmaster, found in the rainforests of Central and South America, are the world’s longest vipers.
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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The gastric-brooding frog: how to bring a species back from the dead – video
Australia's gastric-brooding frog was discovered in the 1970s but by the early 1980s was classed as extinct. However, this remarkable frog, which projectile-vomits its young after gestating them in its stomach, is the subject of ground-breaking research at the University of New South Wales to recreate an extinct species.
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Modified mosquitoes begin blitz on dengue in Brazilian city
An eradication programme in Piracicaba, Brazil, is using genetically modified mosquitoes to control disease-carrying ones, and Florida could be next
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
Rating: | Views: 525 | Comments: 0
Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?
Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Wild beaver gives birth in England
A female from the first wild beaver colony in England for hundreds of years has given birth to at least two young.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Japan to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic
The decision comes despite a ruling that Tokyo hasn't proven a scientific need for the hunts
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Researchers push to prevent a last dance for the lesser prairie chicken
An urgent effort to save the West's iconic lesser prairie chicken could point the way to a truce in other endangered-species battles
Ecology
Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots
To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just three places.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Humans are behind the mass extinction of animals
What scientists are calling "the sixth extinction" in the Earth's history is underway - and it's our fault
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Bees exposed to common pesticide can't find flowers
A new study finds the pesticide interferes with bees' ability to sniff out nectar and could be behind their widespread demise
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Baboon-Trackers Herald New Age of Animal Behaviour Research
Picture a troop of olive baboons, moving over the savannah. There’s around fifty of them, and they cover …
Ecology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Bitterns booming again, say experts
One of the UK's most threatened birds - the bittern - is returning to England and Wales, according to conservationists.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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134,000 saiga antelope dead in two weeks. What is the probable cause?
In May, 134,000 saiga died in the space of just two weeks. I spoke to E.J. Milner-Gulland, a conservation biologist at Imperial College about the probable cause
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?
Migratory birds and humans have long relied on the odd creatures, and scientists now fear they're on the decline. This time each year, volunteers fan out along Mid-Atlantic coast to count the crabs.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Yellow-breasted buntings 'being eaten to extinction by China'
Birds once abundant in Europe and Asia could share the same fate as passenger pigeon as they are killed in millions for food
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 434 | Comments: 0
Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna
A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 382 | Comments: 0
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