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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Sat 25 Feb 17 from

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Dating the undatables

Asian Horned frogs account for approximately half of the ancient family of frogs called Megophryidae. This group was previously estimated to have originated 100-126 million years ago (mya). ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Using dogs to find cats

Investigators are using specially-trained detection dogs to determine the numbers and distribution of cheetah in a region of Western Zambia. The research represents the first demonstration of ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Wintering ducks connect isolated wetlands by dispersing plant seeds

Plant populations in wetland areas face increasing isolation as wetlands are globally under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation. Erik Kleyheeg and Merel Soons of Utrecht University show ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from

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Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials said Tuesday.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from

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More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from

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Vanishing bees? There's an app for that

As wild bee populations in the US collapse, with big implications for agriculture, new software might just save the day. Andrew Masterson reports.

Sun 19 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Trump’s border wall could threaten 111 endangered species

The impact is huge. Even the bald eagle is affected.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from ZME Science

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World’s rarest boa rediscovered after 64 years

An extremely elusive Brazilian tree boa has been seen by scientists for the first time since its discovery in 1953. Snakes aren’t very popular with humans, for some pretty basic reasons. ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from ZME Science

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Can't we all just get along—like India's cats and dogs?

A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores—tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog)—seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from

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