User: flenvcenter Topic: Biodiversity-Independent
Category: Specific Organisms :: Reptiles
Last updated: Jan 31 2018 24:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Monument reductions threaten future dinosaur discoveries 30.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Digs are imperiled by Trump’s move to slash protections for public land.
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It’s raining iguanas in Florida 5.1.2018 TreeHugger
Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida because of the cold; here’s what to do if you find one.
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A National Beautification Campaign Revitalized Communities in the '60s and Could Again Today 1.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In the 1960s, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson's campaign to protect the natural beauty of the United States united Americans during divisive times. The drums of war drowned out Johnson's efforts, but activists believe beauty can unite us again today. Lady Bird Johnson and Stewart Udall in a raft on the Snake River. (Photo: LBJ Library ) Here at Truthout, our commitment to uncovering injustice, disseminating transformative ideas and inspiring action is as steadfast as ever. Will you join us in this mission? "If anything can save the world, I'd put my money on beauty," once declared Doug Tompkins, conservationist and founder of the global clothing giants, The North Face and Esprit. The beauty he meant was not the garments he sold, but the natural beauty of the Earth, and the beauty of well-designed human environments.  In this polarized time, can a campaign for beauty help bring Americans together? I think so. Beauty was once very much a part of the American dialogue and tradition. It animated the paintings ...
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Too late for the extinct or critically-endangered on Earth. 8.12.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
IUCN must be listened to, unless you are one of those who disregards any science on the grounds that it could be fake. Acting is the opposite to disinterest, but what can we do to counter the actions of great industries or the governments of large populations of people? The answer seems bland, but it proves individuals are always important.
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The dark side of digitally tracking endangered species 11.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The data could make it easier for poachers to find animals and plants that scientists are trying to protect.
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Nearly 400 new species discovered in the Amazon 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
A fiery-orange tailed monkey, a new species of pink river dolphin and a stingray resembling a cross between a pancake and honey comb are among the hundreds of new species discovered in the Amazon over the past two years.
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Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline 25.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Judge tells BLM to redo plans for compensating for wildlife habitat that would be lost to massive groundwater project.
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Why the Bundys win; coal could catch a break; Snake River revisited 18.9.2017 Current Issue
HCN.org news in brief.
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A return to the Snake River 4.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Taking a trip down the undammed section of Hells Canyon.
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Why Tiger Snakes Are on a Winner 22.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.
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Habitat destruction and poaching is threatening the Sungazer 16.8.2017 Environmental News Network
The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat – which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometres globally – while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on pushing the species into extinction.
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Trump Interior Nominee Has A History Of Contempt For The Agency She's About To Lead 26.7.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Oil-friendly Texan Susan Combs is waging a “personal crusade to fight endangered species.”
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LA man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans 26.7.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Blushing pink lizard with only two limbs is too wonderfully weird (video) 22.7.2017 TreeHugger
The snake-meets-worm legless lizard in hushed shades of rose surprised the scientists who found it.
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Reptile Skin Grown in Lab for First Time, Helps Study Endangered Turtle Disease 30.6.2017 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a laboratory, according to a recently published U.S. Geological Survey study. In turn, the scientists were able to grow a tumor-associated virus to better understand certain tumor diseases.
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Reptile skin grown in lab could help save endangered turtles 29.6.2017 TreeHugger
Scientists have engineered the skin of a non-mammal in a laboratory for the first time.
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Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests 7.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In the meantime, wildlife and the environment — and likely pot smokers themselves — will pay a price we’re only beginning to understand.
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California’s backcountry drug war 30.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
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Knoxville Zoo Investigates Mysterious Death Of 33 Reptiles 26.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Three of the dead snakes were endangered.
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Knoxville Zoo Investigates Devastating Mystery Death Of 30 Snakes 26.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A Tennessee zoo has launched a probe into the heartbreaking mystery death of 30 snakes , a lizard, and two other reptiles.  The animals were found unresponsive when workers arrived at the Knoxville Zoo Wednesday morning, said officials. Ultrasounds were conducted to detect if any of the animals’ tiny hearts were still beating. All of the creatures were in the same building , the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Nineteen reptiles that survived and were immediately evacuated. The building held most of the zoo’s snakes. Three of the lost snakes were critically endangered species: the Louisiana pine snake, the Catalina Island rattlesnake and the Aruba Island rattlesnake. Zoo favorites killed included a forest cobra and an albino Eastern diamondback rattlesnake. “This is a devastating and catastrophic loss to our zoo,” president and CEO of the zoo Lisa New said in a statement on Saturday. “These animals were important ambassadors who helped so many people understand the role snakes and lizards play in ...
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