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Our vertebrate relatives have evolved plenty of 31.7.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Xmas comes very early for us this year, with a tremendous guide to all our ancestors and their evolution into modern forms. You will need a subscription to Nature to read the details but we have the lowdown on the nitty-gritty of fishies and birdies too!
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Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat 23.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […]
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An unlikely wildlife haven 16.7.2017 Washington Post
Guantanamo Bay is home to rare boas and iguanas, animals that thrive behind the military base’s protective perimeter.
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US Supreme Court asked to step into endangered frog case 13.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Libertarian organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a declaration that Louisiana timberland is critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation wants the high court to overturn lower court rulings that have upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which […]
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How Frogs Benefited From The Dinosaurs' Extinction 4.7.2017 NPR News
Frogs are "master survivors," able to take advantage of the ecological vacuum left behind by extinct animals. Scientists say nine in 10 frog species descended from three surviving frog lineages.
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Research project stresses on need to declare Amboli as ‘protected area’ 27.6.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Salamander polyploid amazes with its genome (s) 23.6.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The polyploids among the animals are the focus of the latest research, given the vast number of plant polyploids and the potential of species that have such enhanced genetic capability!
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Latest changes at EPA have scientists on alert 9.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Scientists are on high alert this week after the Environmental Protection Agency failed to renew the appointments of at least six independent researchers who served on an EPA advisory board.

The decision does not directly affect the work of the scientists who are employed by the agency. Nor was...

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House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers 3.5.2017 Washington Post
Under the proposed changes, eligible employees could choose to receive comp time they can save and use later in lieu of immediate overtime pay. Democrats call the bill a “false choice” between more money and more time off.
With stream huggers to the rescue, Jenkintown Creek flowing toward healthy future 27.4.2017 Philly.com News
At Abington's McKinley Elementary, students pitched in to help a watershed advocacy group save the stream. They planted 240 trees and shrubs, stabilized the eroded banks -- and found a vernal pool.
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How a stay-at-home mom and a PhD student teamed up to organize L.A.'s March for Science 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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How L.A.'s March for Science came to be 20.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Enthusiasm for science runs so deep in Los Angeles that a March for Science was organized here not once but twice.

One of those times was a week after the presidential inauguration. Jennifer Wheeler was scrolling through her Facebook feed at the Temple City Library while her 2-year-old played in...

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Scientists search for 25 ‘lost’ species 20.4.2017 Washington Post
These animals haven’t been officially declared extinct. But collectively, they haven’t been seen in more than 1,500 years, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation.
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Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America's lakes 11.4.2017 Washington Post
At least 7,770 freshwater lakes are at risk of elevated salt levels — a likely underestimate, environmental researchers said.
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A deadly fungus that's killed millions of bats in the Northeast has spread to Texas 7.4.2017 LA Times: Science

Bad news for bats: White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that has been killing millions of bats across the Northeast, has reached Texas.

Conservationists and state and federal wildlife officials confirmed in March that the fungal infection has been detected in bats in the Texas panhandle.

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‘BioBlitz’ scientists to survey California desert valley 6.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists will fan out across a California desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt. It’s been 45 years since researchers last scoured Amargosa Valley near the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. That accounting of species led […]
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Biology explains why men kill big game like Cecil the lion — and how that behavior might be stopped 30.3.2017 LA Times: Science

Why do some humans engage in expensive ventures to hunt lions, elephants and other big-game species that often are endangered or otherwise threatened?

The cost, according to a trio of scientists, is exactly the point: These pricey big-game hunts are meant to show off men’s high social status to...

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Rare California frogs of Mark Twain lore are having sex again, to the delight of wildlife researchers 23.3.2017 Washington Post
Rare California frogs of Mark Twain lore are having sex again, to the delight of wildlife researchers
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Forest Service demolishes Silverado Canyon dams despite protests 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Officials continued their plans Wednesday to demolish 10 dams throughout the Santa Ana mountains, starting with three along Silverado Creek.

About a dozen community members protested the Orange County demolition Tuesday and Wednesday near the Maple Springs Visitor Center, authorities said.

Residents...

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Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy 23.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy. Nine egg masses from the California red-legged frog were discovered on March 14 in a creek in the Santa Monica Mountains, which stretch from Los Angeles westward along the Malibu coast into Ventura County. The endangered species hasn’t […]
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