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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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  • Endangered Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

    Endangered Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage
    ( NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region ) Endangered Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness of their wild ancestors, with naturally spawned juvenile sockeye returning from the ocean at a much higher rate than others from hatcheries, a new analysis has found. Biologists believe the increased return rate is high enough for the species to eventually sustain itself in the wild again.
  • Wanted-Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed

    Wanted-Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
    A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species ...
  • Lone Wolf Traveled More Than 450 Miles to Grand Canyon, DNA Confirms

    Lone Wolf Traveled More Than 450 Miles to Grand Canyon, DNA Confirms
    A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, a long way from its home in the northern Rockies. The animal, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is the first known gray wolf to visit Arizona in about 70 years. After repeated sightings of the wolf over the last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) collected a sample ...
  • Long list of species still awaiting federal rulings

    Long list of species still awaiting federal rulings
    Never in the annals of tough public policy decisions has so much rested on the fate of a chickenlike bird known for its feisty mating ritual. But advocates on both? Click to Continue
  • Rare Malayan tapir born in Kent zoo

    Rare Malayan tapir born in Kent zoo
    The birth of an extremely rare Malayan tapir gives hope for the endangered species say keepers at Kent animal reserve.
 
 
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  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee About this time last year, we brought you strange news of the “ghost pigs” of Alderney, one of Britain’s Channel Islands, and the quest to contain the invasive porkers. This year we move inland, again courtesy of the BBC, to the Hungarian Plain, where farmers and conservationists have been successful in saving […]
  • The Language of Whales

    The Language of Whales
    Scientists know that baby sperm whales "babble," issuing undifferentiated sounds just because they can. Eventually, as we school our young in language, adult sperm whales teach the babies what is meaningful and what is not. This proves to be of central importance in enabling creatures that may be miles apart in difficult, opaque water to tell who is a friend and who is not.
  • Japan?s ?Newrep? Seeks to Kill More Whales, Not Fewer

    Japan?s ?Newrep? Seeks to Kill More Whales, Not Fewer
    Despite initially committing to respect the World Court's judgment, the Government of Japan and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe days later announced a sort of "back-to-front about-face," defiantly declaring that Japan would return to whale killing around Antarctica after a one-year hiatus based on a yet to be developed new research plan and scientific rationale.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This week, Take Action Thursday urges action to end experiments on non-human primates and the breeding of these animals for research and testing.
  • Pentagon Is on Active Duty for Animals

    Pentagon Is on Active Duty for Animals
    The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. This is a major step forward for the Pentagon, bringing its policies into stronger alignment with the civilian medical community and most of our NATO allies.