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Republican-controlled government sees chance to weaken Endangered Species Act

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Republicans and some Democratic Congress members seem poised to weaken the Endangered Species Act under the new Administration, the Washington Post reports… 626 more words


Here Are the Top 11 Species Named After Celebrities

It’s not easy identifying a new species. You’ve got to trek into the wilderness and gather up critters that are possibly venomous, probably squirmy and definitely want nothing to do with you. 95 more words

Mediterranean Cane

I spent the Christmas and New Year’s holiday on the island of Gozo, which is part of Malta. The weather was generally nice, and the island was quiet, compared to the summer when I normally visit. 490 more words


Effects of wildlife trade mapped

Global maps that show where the impact of consumer demand for wildlife is felt most strongly could help to guide conservation spending and priorities.

Daniel Moran at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and Keiichiro Kanemoto at Shinshu University in Matsumoto, Japan, created the maps by combining data on where threatened species live with where the products made from them are eventually sold. 61 more words


Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

Compare and contrast gymnosperms and angiosperms. Be sure to include details about their life cycle and reproduction.

Gymnosperms, or naked seed plants, are one of the two large groups of seed-bearing plants. 962 more words


Top 5 Animal Picks from Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II takes us around the world once again highlighting our planet’s exotic co-inhabitants, this time in HD. Artful camera framing combined with the crew’s latest technology produced breathtaking and mesmerizing scenery of each region’s distinct climate and terrain. 383 more words


Coral restoration on seawalls

(Source: news.nus.edu.sg)

Researchers from the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) at NUS and NUS Biological Sciences, with a team of dedicated volunteers, have successfully transplanted six hard coral species onto artificial seawalls on Lazarus Island, off the southern coast of Singapore. 486 more words

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