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Signaling Pathway Ensures That Plants Remember To Flower 25.8.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Why do some plants blossom even when days are short and gray?
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Online Encyclopedia of Life reaches 150,000 species 25.8.2009 Grist Magazine
by Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON - , an online project launched in 2007 with the aim of creating a webpage on every known animal and plant species, has reached 150,000 entries in its second year. In a statement marking the anniversary, the collaborative project said close to two million people from more than 200 countries had contributed to the website. Users can create a page that describes a plant or animal with text, images, or both. The information is then submitted to experts, verified, and made available for free. The project’s creators hope over 10 years to accumulate a page for every 1.8 million animal and plant species known to scientists. That goal “will provide a powerful tool to assist researchers and ...
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EPA Fails To Inform Public About Weed-Killer In Drinking Water 24.8.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One of the nation's most widely-used herbicides has been found to exceed federal safety limits in drinking water in four states, but water customers have...
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Caribbean Plants Win Federal Protection, But Not West Coast Seabird 21.8.2009 ENS
Caribbean Plants Win Federal Protection, But Not West Coast Seabird
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Darwinian Struggle for a Place on the Endangered Species List 20.8.2009 Truthout - All Articles

    It was mixed news as the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it would move forward on a review of 29 plant and animal species to assess their inclusion on the federal endangered species list.

    On the other hand, the service rejected petitions for nine species, including the ashy storm-petrel, a California seabird.

    The mere fact that the agency is considering listing any species represents a change from the last eight years.

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Washington state prisons pursue sustainable practices, green-collar job training 20.8.2009 Gristmill
by Sarah van Schagen Daniel plants showy fleabane, a prairie flower native to the Pacific Northwest, at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center.Photo: Sarah van Schagen Rows and rows of small yellow cylinders fill the greenhouse where Daniel works steadily, beads of sweat forming on his round, bald head as he places tiny seeds in each container. He is planting showy fleabane, an endangered variety of prairie groundcover that will eventually produce worthy of their moniker. His work is part of a federally funded prairie restoration project, an effort to repair the native grasslands of the Pacific Northwest in areas like Fort Lewis, Wash. But Daniel, who asked that his last name not be used, is not your average horticulturalist. For one thing, ...
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Climate Change to Make Texas Too Hot for Some Species 18.8.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Anna M. Tinsley

As the hot days in Texas get even hotter, it may just be too much for some birds and fish.

From the American goldfinch to the gray snapper, some species have been moving north for years, searching for cooler ground.

And their quest may someday lead them to migrate out of the state - forever - especially if climate change continues to make Texas warmer, as predicted.

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Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas 13.8.2009 ENS
Hundreds of New Species Found in Warming Eastern Himalayas
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5 Golf Courses Up to Environmental Par 12.8.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via Love hitting the links but hate the environmental damage? You're not alone: Golfing is one of the most popular hobbies around, but the footprint of the courses--from constant grass watering (one course can use up to 30,000 gallons a day) to extensive land development to all the chemicals that go into that crisp green color--mean it poses more hazards than a sand trap. But as green goes mainstream, more and more courses are keeping the earth in mind as they plan, build, and remodel their front and back nines. So break out ...
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Flying frogs and the world's oldest mushroom: a decade of Himalayan discovery 10.8.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The 350 new species found over past 10 years under pressure from demand for land and climate change, warns the WWF
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Flying frogs and the world's oldest mushroom: a decade of Himalayan discovery 10.8.2009 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
The 350 new species found over past 10 years under pressure from demand for land and climate change, warns the WWF
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How to green your grocery shopping on a tight budget 6.8.2009 Gristmill

It ain’t necessarily easy being green in the current economy. Here’s how to green your food shopping without emptying your bank account.



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Florida Bay's Ecology On Brink Of Collapse 5.8.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Boat captain Tad Burke looks out over Florida Bay and sees an ecosystem that's dying as politicians, land owners and environmentalists bicker....
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7 Endangered Animals Cute Enough for Celebrities to Save 5.8.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via While we think that all are worth saving, the more looks-centered Hollywood crowd tends to throw its support behind the ones that are cute enough (think fluffy adorable to hold their own on magazine covers with . Here are our top picks for the animals (including a fish and a tiny... ...
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Plant Barcodes to Help Quash Illegal Trade of Endangered Species 31.7.2009 TreeHugger
Plant DNA 'barcodes' can help identify plants quickly and easily, without requiring an on-site visual ID from a botanist. Photo by Victoria Porter via Flickr.com. After four years of research, scientists have decided on a standard 'DNA barcode' for identifying plants. It sounds cool, if you like science (which I do), but is it perhaps one of those findings that's great if you're a researcher, but pretty much useless to the rest of the world? Well, no. According to a , DNA barcodes can be used to investigate illegal trade ...
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Timothy LaSalle: Organic food is all that, and more. Just eat it. 31.7.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You can rest assured that the organic food you bought today is every bit as beneficial for you and the planet as it was three days ago, despite a new review that claims otherwise.
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Human Activity Is Driving Earth's "Sixth Great Extinction Event" 30.7.2009 Truthout.com

    Population growth, pollution and invasive species are having a disastrous effect on species in the southern hemisphere, a major review by conservationists warns.

    Earth is experiencing its "sixth great extinction event" with disease and human activity taking a devastating toll on vulnerable species, according to a major review by conservationists.

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Human Activity Is Driving Earth's 'Sixth Great Extinction Event' 29.7.2009 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Ian Sample

Earth is experiencing its "sixth great extinction event" with disease and human activity taking a devastating toll on vulnerable species, according to a major review by conservationists.

Much of the southern hemisphere is suffering particularly badly, with Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring Pacific islands destined to become the extinction hotspots of the world, the report warns.

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Good Guide to Reducing Your Water Use, Part 1: Bathroom 28.7.2009 GOOD
1A: A (Clean) Toilet Hack Potential water savings: Up to 18 gallons per day, per person. How to easily reduce the water wasted by every flush. Toilets waste tons of water every year. When you flush, that’s about five or six gallons right there if you have a conventional toilet, and on average we each flush six times a day. Thankfully, there are now all sorts of products to lessen gallons per flush. There are low-cost add-ons like… ...
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Good Guide to Reducing Your Water Use, Part 3: Kitchen 28.7.2009 GOOD
3A: Do’s and Don’ts for Kitchen-Water Conservation Some basic guidelines to live and wash by. Compared to bathrooms and your garden, kitchens account for significantly less water waste. But that doesn’t mean we’re off the hook. Do add a faucet aerator onto your kitchen sink—they drastically increase water efficiency. Don’t run water waiting for it to get cold; pour room-temperature water into a glass and put it in the fridge. Don’t run your dishwasher unless it’s full. Do use the light cycle on your dishwasher… ...
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