User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Species Loss
Last updated: Dec 05 2018 05:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Video: To save a fox, scientists took to land, air and sea 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When the population of Channel Islands foxes started to vanish in the '90s, no one knew why. Bringing them back from near-extinction has meant unraveling a mystery that started with World War II.
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World's strangest sharks and rays 'on brink of extinction' 4.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.
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Nation's botanical treasure troves 'under huge threat' 1.12.2018 BBC: Science
The UK's herbaria are great scientific collections that must be safeguarded for the future, say scientists.
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Extinction crisis: Five things you should know 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.
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Urgent warnings for Minnesota in U.S. climate report 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change is already wreaking havoc in Minnesota, from making people sicker to threatening the wild rice crop. Those are a few of the grim conclusions tucked inside the latest National Climate Assessment.
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'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans 27.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.
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Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction 23.11.2018 BBC: World
About 6,000 of the critically rare fish are thought to have died because of the construction work.
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Humans 'off the hook' for African mammal extinction 23.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
New research disputes a theory that early humans helped wipe out many large mammals that once roamed Africa.
Ash dieback: Seed orchards could help species recover sooner 18.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
A scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich says resistant seeds could help beat the fatal disease.
'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla 14.11.2018 BBC: Science
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
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Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds 9.11.2018 BBC: Science
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
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How to save trees from extinction 3.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
The world is losing plants at an unprecedented rate with around one in five thought to be at risk of extinction. The race is on to store back-up copies in seed banks.
'Test tube trees': An insurance policy against extinction? 3.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Why trees grown in test tubes could be the answer to preserving the world's forests for the future.
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Mass loss of wildlife caused by human consumption, WWF says 30.10.2018 BBC: World
"Exploding consumption" has wiped out 60% of wildlife since 1970, conservationists say.
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Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds 30.10.2018 BBC: Science
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
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Adder extinction fear over 'image problem' in the UK 23.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
A big attitude change towards adders is needed if the snake is to survive in the UK, experts warn.
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'Super-sized' mice threaten seabird colonies with extinction 22.10.2018 BBC: Science
Overgrown mice are killing millions of chicks on the remote Gough Island in the South Atlantic.
A fresh face for fossils: Science Museum of Minnesota welcomes new head of paleontology 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new curator brings enthusiasm, expertise and high hopes for community outreach.
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Survival of the sluggish: Scientists find an upside to a low metabolism 25.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study of 5 million years of mollusks suggests that laziness could be a good survival strategy: species that have gone extinct had higher metabolic rates than the ones that exist today.
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Berry growers using lasers to stave off thieving birds 12.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.
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