User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Endangered Species
Last updated: Jul 28 2016 07:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Scientists find only one true wolf species in North America 28.7.2016 LA Times: Science

How many species of wolves live in America? A new study suggests there is just one.

The new work, published Wednesday in Science Advances, finds that the gray wolf is the one true wolf in the United States. The red wolf, which lives in the Southern U.S., and the eastern wolf, now found primarily...

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Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose 28.7.2016 Washington Post
A bacterium was found to produce an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens, which causes deadly skin and wound infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.
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New species of tiny endangered fish found only at Camp Pendleton 28.7.2016 LA Times: Science

Scientists say a tiny endangered fish found in lagoons and streams along the California coast belongs to two separate species.

The tidewater goby, a 2-inch translucent fish, survives in relatively isolated populations from Del Norte County down to San Diego. The fish spend most of their lives in...

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Ending 'shark finning': Fishermen pledge fight 27.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Portland, Maine • American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. The traditional “finning” of sharks — in which they are pulled out of the water, have their fins sliced off and are discarded into the sea, often still alive but unable to swim — is already illegal in the U.S., but fishermen are still allowed to hunt sharks and ha...
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Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild 26.7.2016 AP National
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby sagebrush hills....
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Shutting down ‘shark finning’: US fishermen promise a fight 26.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. The traditional “finning” of sharks — in which they are […]
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Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight 26.7.2016 AP Business
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world....
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Call The Pied Piper: New Zealand Wants To Get Rid Of Its Rats. All Of Them 26.7.2016 NPR News
For decades, New Zealand has tried to reduce the populations of destructive, non-native predators. Now the country has a more ambitious goal: eliminating invasive rats, stoats and possums by 2050.
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The end of the rat race? New Zealand aims to become rat free 25.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind’s greatest pests. New Zealand says it’s time to wipe them out. Every last one of them. Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced an ambitious plan to completely rid the South Pacific nation of rats […]
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Scientists produce rare wood bison calves through IVF 23.7.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Toronto, July 23 : In a first, Canadian veterinary researchers have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro fertilisation.
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'I Am Proud To Be Gay,' Tech Investor Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention 22.7.2016 NPR News
Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.
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Zika is found in common Culex mosquitos, signaling a potentially larger risk 22.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Scientists say more studies are needed to determine if there’s a new way to spread Zika
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Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list 21.7.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of...
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How do you relocate 500 elephants? 21.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the Liwonde Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, the elephant population is struggling to survive.
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These elephants are being tranquilized, strung up and driven 185 miles. That's a good thing. 20.7.2016 Washington Post
These elephants are being tranquilized, strung up and driven 185 miles. That's a good thing.
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January-June was hottest on record 20.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The first six months of 2016 were the hottest ever recorded, NASA announced on Tuesday, while Arctic sea ice now covers 40% less of the Earth than it did just 30 years ago.
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Denver DA charges man accused of shooting wife during argument 20.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A 38-year-old man accused of shooting his wife several times during an argument last weekend in Denver has been formally charged with attempted second-degree murder.
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Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list 20.7.2016 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act....
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Hundreds Of Endangered Toads Released Into Southeast Wyoming 20.7.2016 NPR Health Science
More than 900 endangered toads recently hopped onto the arid plains of southeast Wyoming. It's the only place in the world this species — the Wyoming toad — exists. The release is an effort by wildlife officials to bring back one of the most endangered amphibians in North America.
500 elephants find new home in massive African relocation 20.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species.
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