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Desert Bees Have Figured Out Something We’re All Going Need To Learn 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A cluster of leafcutter bees are foraging for nectar and pollen on an unseasonably hot May morning in Bandelier National Monument, in northern New Mexico. Tiny, with few bright markings, they don’t look like bees at first—more like dark-colored buzzy insects. But […]
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Scientists plan to scour Loch Ness for the elusive monster’s DNA 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
"It really does resonate with people of all cultures all around the world,” said the project leader — a Nessie skeptic. “I honestly don't know why. "
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The sad fate of the passenger pigeon 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The sad fate of the passenger pigeon
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A rare great ape, a 130-foot-tall tree and an extinct marsupial lion make the Top 10 New Species list for 2018 23.5.2018 LA Times: Science
The highest branches of a Brazilian forest. The permanent darkness of a cave in China. The deepest place on Earth. Meet the Top 10 new species that were described by science in the previous year.
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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths.
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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Rhino surrogate mom may be key to saving nearly extinct subspecies 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday.

Scientists will be watching closely to see if the rhino, named...

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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck. 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Tech can help save endangered plants. But sometimes what you really need is luck.
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Invasive rabbits have ravaged one of the most remote islands on the planet 10.5.2018 Washington Post: World
You can't get there from here, but the rabbits found a way and they've torn up the place.
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Just in time for Mother's Day: zoo babies in the West 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s hard not to smile at the site of a baby, especially a furry one. Moms make it hard to spot their offspring in the wild, but you can get a look at adorable zoo babies in San Diego, Anchorage and Denver.

Each zoo is actively engaged in education, conservation and helping save species from extinction.

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Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat 4.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals.
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On the miracle of the Honeycrisp apple 4.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Planet Money story is a nice tale, indeed, with the appropriate recognition of the state that lies just west of Wisconsin, but we remain troubled by the 2013 warning from Mother Jones that the very 'miracle' that the Honeycrisp and SweeTango provided, threatens the biodiversity and future of apples varieties.
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Models and mimics are marvels in SE Asia 2.5.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Look at those modified wings and the bee antennae. But this is no stinger or biter. It’s a clearwing moth, and you can find similar species near your own location worldwide. It’s all about the mimic, and its model- in this case a generalised stingless bee. Trouble is, you won’t find this guy. Good luck, but he seems to be almost extinct. One of those many new species that will disappear rapidly, just like many others that have been seen just as we destroy their habitat.
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'The illegal trade of wildlife is one of the great disgraces of humanity' 27.4.2018 Washington Post
'The illegal trade of wildlife is one of the great disgraces of humanity'
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Groups protest Romania’s plan to get rid of 2,000 bears 26.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population.
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A gorgeous Earth Day; Monday is the warmest day this week 22.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesotans will enjoy plenty of sunshine and agreeable temperatures this Earth Day. This day of focus on environmental issues first took place on April 22, 1970. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s post about the origin of Earth Day: On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River on the southern shores of Lake Erie…
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These whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say — unless we act now to save them 21.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Not a single newborn North Atlantic right whale was seen this year.
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