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Captive killer whale lawsuit takes another turn
Animal rights groups hope an appeals court will help free the orca Lolita from a Miami aquarium where it has lived since 1970
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Burmese pythons are taking over the Everglades
The invasive reptiles, imported from Southeast Asia as pets, are thriving in the national park and eating up all the bunnies
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
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Can Probiotic Bacteria Save An Endangered Frog?
I saw a ghost at the Vancouver Aquarium last summer. I was walking out of a room overlooking …
Ecology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015, 11:47am
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"Living dinosaur" moth discovered in Australia
Sporting iridescent gold and purple wings, the enigma moth dates back as far as 50 million years
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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DNA reveals bird shift surprise
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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New threats to wild bees identified
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
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Killer frog disease hits Madagascar
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
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Kenya's electrified route to human-wildlife harmony
A vast electric fence is being erected around Mount Kenya, one of the world's great refuges for wildlife. Will it help people and animals coexist?
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 26, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 174 | Comments: 0
Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science
Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
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Trapped manatees rescued from drainage pipe
Nineteen became lodged in a Florida system, sending emergency workers into motion
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
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Rare leopard in Russia spotted on camera
Camera traps catch sight of the critically endangered Amur leopard. A new census has found that the cat's numbers have doubled since 2007, showing that conservation efforts in Russia to keep the cat from extinction are working.
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
Rating: | Views: 68 | Comments: 0
See Photos of Endangered Species from the 1960s
Meet Zata, Henry and Hilda, who took a star turn in LIFE as the magazine documented efforts to restore populations of oryxes, ocelots, orangutans, okapi and more
Ecology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Will FDA allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes?
A British company wants to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in a Florida neighborhood. They say this will stop the spread of two deadly diseases, but residents are skeptical. The mutant bugs would target a specific species of mosquito that is so troublesome, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spends more than a million dollars a year trying to fight it. Anna Warner reports.
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Bringing the Wood Bison Back to Alaska
Once nearly extinct, the subspecies is set to return to the United States
Ecology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Why Killer Whales Belong in the Ocean, Not SeaWorld
A former orca trainer makes the case against the theme park
Ecology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
Rating: | Views: 164 | Comments: 0
Why Hundreds of Starving Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Up in California
It's getting so bad that many rescue networks are at capacity
Ecology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: | Views: 131 | Comments: 0
Risking everything to save songbirds
Millions of migrant birds are illegally caught for food each year. A new documentary, Emptying The Skies, portrays the brave people fighting to enforce the law
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
Rating: | Views: 126 | Comments: 0
New Map Shows the World’s Ecosystems in Unprecedented Detail
Ecology has always been a bit doughy compared to subject like physics, chemistry, and hell, even biology. But cut ecologists some slack. The places they study, like alpine prairies, peat bogs, or oases, are the diametric opposite of controlled lab settings. So how do you bring hard data to the study of life on our soft planet? A new map.
Environment
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
Rating: | Views: 287 | Comments: 0
Bald eagles soaring back from the brink of extinction
Our national symbol was nearly decimated in the 1960s, but because of one crucial move, their numbers are flying high again
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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Rock gannet colony is world largest
The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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"Frozen Zoo" is some species' last hope for survival
The genetic repository could be the only way to save animals like the northern white rhino, of which just five remain in the world
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, 8:00am
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Urban areas 'provide haven' for bees
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, 7:56am
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The U.S. Government Is Spending $3.2 Million to Save This Butterfly
The monarch butterfly's breeding grounds have been threatened in recent years
Ecology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015, 11:23am
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Western Australian scientists push for world heritage status for area size of England
Region stretching from Shark Bay to Esperance has abysmally poor soils, which have nurtured one of the richest areas on Earth for plant biodiversity
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015, 11:23am
Rating: | Views: 240 | Comments: 0
Galapagos alert over stranded ship
Ecuador announces a state of emergency in the Galapagos after a ship with hazardous materials ran aground, threatening the islands' ecosystem.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 149 | Comments: 0
Stopping deforestation with satellites in space
To hold countries accountable for their promises to curb deforestation, scientists will use satellites to measure the size of forests
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 118 | Comments: 0
Subglacial Lake Vostok cracked for a second time
Near 4 kilometres below the Antarctic ice, this ancient lake could hold extreme life forms. This time it was sampled with extra care to avoid contamination
Ecology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 125 | Comments: 0
Deer DNA helps poacher prosecution
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.
Ecology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
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Feral cats more likely to prey on native animals if rabbit numbers reduced
Western Australian researchers say marsupial numbers often dive after rabbit control programs as feral cats look for other sources of food
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015, 10:49am
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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer
It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.
Ecology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 182 | Comments: 0
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