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  • Blizzards Affecting Farming

    Blizzards Affecting Farming

    In October of 2013, thousands of cattle perished in South Dakota as a blizzard named Atlas barreled through the region. This sudden storm occurred after days of high temperatures. The farming industry, like all others, is vulnerable to unexpected di...

  • Pollution Due to Chemical Industries

    Pollution Due to Chemical Industries

    Chemical pollutants are in the fish that we eat.Chemical industries produce many products that we use on a day-to-day basis, but these products have harmful effects when they pollute land and water. The problems include too much use of these chemicals, incorrect disposal of waste that contains the...

  • Dolphin's Ecological Importance

    Dolphin's Ecological Importance

    Dolphins can act as a sentinel species.Sentinel species are animals that can give us an insight into the health of the ecosystem. Dolphins are thought to be an important sentinel species that can give us a view into what may be negatively impacting their environment, and consequently, our...

  • What Does a Conservation Biologist Do?

    What Does a Conservation Biologist Do?

    Conservation biologists conduct research on threatened and endangered species and habitats.Conservation biology is the study, management, protection and restoration of threatened species, ecological communities, habitats and ecosystems in an effort to preserve biological diversity. Scientists who work in this field play a vital role in rev...

  • Nature's Color for Warnings

    Nature's Color for Warnings

    The bright hues of some species may be a method of defense from predators.Warning coloration, or aposematism, is a defense system in which prey species have evolved striking colors and patterns to warn potential predators that they are toxic. In addition to bright colors, the prey species may also be characterized by stron...

 
 
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  • 15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

    15 Indian bird species among globally endangered
    Fifteen Indian bird species are part of a list of avians which are evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered.
  • Biologists Call For Changes To Endangered Species Identification Process

    Biologists Call For Changes To Endangered Species Identification Process
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Arizona State University and Plymouth University in the UK are advocating changes to the way in which threatened species are identified, due to the potential danger presented to vulnerable animal populations by the so-called ?gold standard? of collecting voucher specimens for identification purposes. Ordinarily, field ...
  • Alternative identification methods for threatened species urged

    Alternative identification methods for threatened species urged
    With global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of endangered species, there is a sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought to be extinct, or to confirm the presence of newly discovered species. Researchers want to change how biologists think about collecting 'voucher' specimens for species identification, suggesting current specimen ...
  • Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink (+video)

    Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink (+video)
    The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species.
  • Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink

    Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink
    The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species.
 
 
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  • At Long Last, These Bears Are Saved

    At Long Last, These Bears Are Saved
    For millennia, traditional Chinese medicine has employed bear bile and gallbladder in its medicinal remedies to treat a range of ailments, from headaches to hemorrhoids. Increasingly, as the value of bile went up, so, too, did the pressure on bear populations to supply the mounting demand. Hence, the development of bile farms in Asia in the 1980s and the widespread uncovering of bear carcasses across America, their abdomens sliced open and the gallbladders removed.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This week's Take Action Thursday reports on competing federal bills related to the protection of show horses; a bill that would suspend wolf hunting in Minnesota; and a call to support a Fish and Wildlife Service status review of gray wolf protection.
  • Building Bridges

    Building Bridges
    Animals, the Environment, and Fighting Climate Change by Stephen Wells, ALDF Executive Director — Our thanks to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for permission to republish this post, which originally appeared on the ALDF Blog on April 10, 2014. Animal agriculture is harming our planet. This point is highlighted in a recently released report […]
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  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee The borderlands between Arizona and Sonora, a state in northwestern Mexico, are altogether too busy, territory claimed by mining trucks, border guards, migrant workers, criminals, tourists, ranchers, and environmentalists—to say nothing of jaguars. As we’ve written here, the big cat, extirpated from the region, seems bent on making a return to the […]