User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
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US Fish and Wildlife Service moves to protect 2 endangered butterflies found in Midwest 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Biosecurity gaps led to 36 invasive species entering Australia since 2000 24.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935

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Behind the scenes: Ethics of wolf wars and turtle travels 23.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Film producer Chris Palmer offers intimate observations about the industry devoted to making wildlife films and TV programs, ranging from documentaries to reality shows.
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'Missing' disaster led to all-time worst extinction 23.10.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
There were thought to be five mass extinctions in Earth history. Fossil evidence is now pointing to a sixth – and it's not the human-made ...
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Rowe defends himself against critics 22.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
CNN's Mike Rowe defends himself against critics, saying, "I was neither bored nor disdainful" of endangered birds on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."
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Indias largest dam given clearance but still faces flood of opposition 22.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to be cleared but huge local opposition could stall project

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Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working 22.10.2014 New Scientist: News
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at ...
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Rehabiliting the endangered Crane in east Africa 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Once a flourishing species, Crane numbers have fallen 80% in Rwanda. A new initiative looks to rehabilitate the birds and return them to the wild

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Suspicious death of rare Tasmanian devil prompts zoo investigation 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

New Mexico zoo increases security and offers $5,000 reward for information on death of endangered marsupial named Jaspar

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New Mexico zoo boost security after killing of rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Seven-week-old baby orca missing, presumed dead 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
A baby orca born less than two months ago to one of Puget Sound's killer whale pods is missing and presumed dead, according to a report on Q13 FOX.
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Harvestman meets an eight-legged rival 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Stones Allotments, Havant, Hampshire: Sensing danger, the harvestman picks up pace, scaling the clods of earth in its path Continue reading...
The good news about offshore oil rigs 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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The Extinction Marathon: the art world's bid to save the human race 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Yoko Ono, Gilbert and George, Gustav Metzger, Lily Cole and dozens of scientists and anthropologists come together at Londons Serpentine Gallery to confront the end of humanity

On Saturday, one of the seven northern white rhinos left on this planet died, leaving just a single breeding male to ensure the survival of a species aggressively hunted into near-extinction.

This was the haunting and apt backdrop for the ninth festival of ideas held at Londons Serpentine Gallery, a two-day marathon that this year grappled with the topic of extinction and the worryingly prescient spectre of the end of the human race.

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Venomous spider found in Waitrose shopping 'beautiful but aggressive' 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
While most spiders scurry away when confronted, the Brazilian wandering spider stands its ground, says David Clarke of London Zoo How dangerous are Britains household spiders The Brazilian wandering spider which according to reports over the weekend emerged from a South London familys Waitrose delivery is one of the most infamous species of venomous spider. It is actually a very beautiful spider, quite big, with about a 15-centimetre (six-inch) leg span. It is also quite aggressive, and while most spiders run away when confronted, the Brazilian wandering spider might stand its ground and has a particularly impressive stance it rears up on its back legs and looks quite menacing. If it feels threatened it adopts an attack first, ask questions later sort of ...
Scientists study fire’s effects on narrow-headed garter snake 20.10.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a fire that ripped through northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon last summer, scientists are only now beginning to study the effects on sensitive plants and species.The narrow-headed garter snake is among the species they’re monitoring. The reptile – found in clear, rocky streams in...
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Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world 19.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Fears grow for future of northern white rhino species after loss of 34-year-old Suni, one of last two breeding males in the world Continue reading...
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Struggle against extinction: the pictures that capture the story 19.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

This years Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will again document the planets rarest animals and focus on the twists of fate that decide survival

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Police investigate Tasmanian devil death at Albuquerque BioPark Zoo 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Endangered northern white rhino dies in Africa 18.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A Czech zoo says a 34-year-old northern white rhinoceros has died in Kenya, further reducing the world's dwindling population of the critically endangered animal.
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