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'Turtle smuggling' Canadian arrested

A Canadian man is charged with wildlife smuggling after guards at the US border found 51 turtles in his trousers, authorities have said

Fri 26 Sep 14 from BBC News

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Conservation groups oppose Wyoming wolf management

Conservation groups are urging a federal judge not to allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves through a quick, administrative fix.

Mon 29 Sep 14 from

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Preference for built-up habitats could explain rapid spread of the tree bumblebee in UK

The strikingly rapid spread of the Tree Bumblebee in Britain could be occurring because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages – according to research from the University ...

Fri 26 Sep 14 from

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22 elephants poached in Mozambique in two weeks

Poachers slaughtered 22 elephants in Mozambique in the first two weeks of September, environmentalists said Monday, warning that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out ...

Mon 22 Sep 14 from

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Study identifies gauntlet of obstacles facing migrating pronghorn in greater Yellowstone

One of North America's last remaining long-distance land migrations, better known as the Path of the Pronghorn, is being threatened by a mosaic of natural gas field development, highway traffic, ...

Thu 25 Sep 14 from

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Even on remote islands, busy ports mean more invasives

Islands with lots of trading ties are more likely to be colonized by invasive species, even when they are geographically remote, a new study of anoles reveals.

Fri 26 Sep 14 from ScienceNews

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Goats better than chemicals for curbing invasive marsh grass

Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds.

Thu 25 Sep 14 from

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Fungi eyed to tackle weedy menace of american west

Russian thistle, Salsola tragus (tumbleweed), has become an icon of the American West since arriving in the 1870s as a flax seed contaminant. Make no mistake, though: The weed is a menace. It ...

Thu 25 Sep 14 from

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Seeding plant diversity for future generations

( —The Millennium Seed Bank dries, freezes, stores and maintains seeds for future generations to enjoy and use. It aims to save seeds from all the wild plant species of the world and ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from

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Modern forests hold signs of prehistoric apocalypse

Meteorite that wiped out dinos took a heavy toll on flowering evergreens as well

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Science Now

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