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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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  • APNewsBreak: 2 bats proposed for endangered list

    APNewsBreak: 2 bats proposed for endangered list
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two bat species are being proposed for the Maine endangered species list because they've been decimated by white nose syndrome, state officials said. Recent cave counts of the northern long-eared bat and little brown bat show nearly 90 percent declines, officials said Wednesday. A ...
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    Japan has been importing from China large quantities of European eel, an endangered species whose export from Europe is forbidden, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
  • Cornyn introduces bill to boost transparency of endangered species listings

    Cornyn introduces bill to boost transparency of endangered species listings
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation to dramatically boost transparency of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service?s listing process for endangere
  • Flashcard: Endangered/Threatened Species

    Flashcard: Endangered/Threatened Species
    The Endangered Species Act, enacted by Congress in 1973, defines an endangered species as "any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range." The ESA defines a threatened species as "any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range." In other words ...
  • Student Crossword | Endangered Species

    Student Crossword | Endangered Species
    Test your knowledge of endangered species by playing our crossword.
 
 
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  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This week's Take Action Thursday looks at efforts to ensure more humane treatment for marine mammals held in captivity.
  • Legal Action to Help Angel and Other Dolphins

    Legal Action to Help Angel and Other Dolphins
    Angel?s is a sad story. She was swimming with her mother in the Pacific Ocean off Taiji in January when she was spotted by dolphin hunters. Angel?s mother fought desperately to protect her, but the dolphin hunters ripped Angel away and wrapped her in a net. Angel was driven away on a sling, and Angel?s mother and family were slaughtered. Now Angel is a ?freak? show on display in an abusive tank at the Taiji Whale Museum, a local ?aquarium? owned and operated by the local government.
  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee Anxiety. It’s a constant of modern life. It yields all sorts of side effects, from suicidal ideation to spasms of violence, from gnawing worry to an impressive arsenal of tools for self-medication: In 2010, the American Psychological Association estimates, Americans spent $11 billion on antidepressant drugs, to which add another $50 billion […]
  • The Art for Animals 2014 Contest Winners

    The Art for Animals 2014 Contest Winners
    The National Anti-Vivisection Society extends a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone who participated in Art for Animals 2014. We received nearly 300 compelling pieces of artwork illustrating this year's theme, "Compassion for Animals." Entries represented a wide range of subjects and the use of diverse mediums---including painting, poetry, photography, sculpture, collage, and even a quilt.
  • Protecting False Killer Whales in Hawai?i

    Protecting False Killer Whales in Hawai?i
    The false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) of Hawai'i are in trouble. And sadly, humans are to blame. When the Hawai?i-based longline fleet catches yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, and other target species on its hooks, false killer whales are attracted to this all-you-can-eat buffet and are often wounded or killed by the gear. Typical injuries include dorsal fin damage or hooking with trailing gear that leaves the whales unable to swim, gather food or reproduce. Whales can also get tangled in the longliners? miles of lines and drown.