User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: May 27 2016 22:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus 27.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) — Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer. If he finds what he’s looking for, a gruesome fate awaits the amphibian. Ulcers would cover its body, eating away the skin and killing it outright or leaving it vulnerable […]
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The killer mice of Gough Island 27.5.2016 Financial Times: Science & Tech
Can the endangered seabirds of this island in the South Atlantic be saved from predatory rodents?
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Letter: Put Great Salt Lake in a monument, too 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Thanks very much for the Tribune’s able May 24 editorial, “A need for speed” on the proposed extension of the Legacy Parkway. Speed is indeed fundamental to the state agencies’ central purpose, which consists of interconnected developments for real estate profits and cultural multiplication for dominance. But speed is only part of the vision, as is becoming obvious in recent legislative and gubernatorial events. Water, essential for propagation of people throughout the region, is to come from ...
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Feds reject request to lift Snake River fall chinook listing 26.5.2016 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities....
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Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away 26.5.2016 AP National
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive....
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USDA: Minnesota in top 5 for conservation easements 24.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
On Tuesday, state and federal officials marked the 1,000th easement in Minnesota at a ceremony near Moorhead, Minn.
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Why this leopard is so exciting 24.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Scientists believe the snow leopard may be back from the brink of extinction -- at least in one part of the world.
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The top 10 new species of 2016 24.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Scientists believe that 10 million species still await discovery around the world. And every year -- on the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist considered the father of modern taxonomy -- the International Institute for Species Exploration releases its list of the top new species (from among about 18,000 found over the previous 12 months).
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Prairie gardening: Tips and tricks 24.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Only 2 percent of Minnesota's original prairies remain, but gardeners can create spaces for native plants and species in their own backyards.
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Smugglers move fish bladders 23.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Jonathan Garcia Pereda snapped a photo, the contraband glowing white in his smartphone. Mexican federal police had stopped a 28-year-old man from San Felipe at a checkpoint, discovering black plastic bags balled up in the tires. It appeared to be another familiar bust to the Mexican police, until they cut open the bags.
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Meet some amazing animals and plants that are new to science 23.5.2016 LA Times: Science
Life on Earth can be found in the most surprising places, from the deep sea to pitch-black caves to just off the main road of a Gabonese National Park. Each year, about 18,000 species are discovered and described by scientists in thousands of academic publications, where regular folks may never...
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East Coast’s saltmarsh sparrow disappearing, scientists say 21.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the little birds. The sparrows, which weigh about half an ounce, live in coastal areas from Maine to Virginia during […]
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Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida 21.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 21 : At least three man-eating Nile crocodiles that can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a small car have been found living in the US Sunshine State of Florida, DNA tests have confirmed.
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Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania 21.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you’ll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials’ existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way. Devil-proof barriers, flashing roadside alarms […]
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Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania 21.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you’ll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials’ existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.
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Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania 21.5.2016 AP Top News
TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) -- Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way....
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On the trail of the Siberian tiger 20.5.2016 Financial Times US
Deep in the Russian wilderness, an expert on this rare beast has opened his research base to visitors. But with only 500 left in the wild, would Sophy Roberts spot one?
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This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country 18.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country
Goma is a Western lowlands gorilla, born in captivity and moved halfway across the country as part of a decades-long effort to keep the species genetically healthy. The post This Is How You Move a 390-Pound Gorilla Across the Country appeared first on WIRED.
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'Finding Nemo' wasn't so entertaining for real clownfish. Now conservationists worry about 'Finding Dory'. 18.5.2016 Washington Post
'Finding Nemo' wasn't so entertaining for real clownfish. Now conservationists worry about 'Finding Dory'.
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'Forest bathing' is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. - 'Where yoga was 30 years ago' 17.5.2016 Washington Post
'Forest bathing' is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. - 'Where yoga was 30 years ago'
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