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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 goat herd added to Bronx Zoo

    Endangered goat herd added to Bronx Zoo
    NEW YORK (AP) - An endangered species of spiral-horned goats has been added to the Bronx Zoo's Wild Asia habitats. The Turkmenian Markhor is found in the mountains of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Bronx Zoo herd numbers three adult males, several females and their ...
  • Webcam Captures 100 Endangered Baby Turtles Hatching in Florida

    Webcam Captures 100 Endangered Baby Turtles Hatching in Florida
    The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night
  • 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 ...
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends 'threatened' status for Clear Lake hitch

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends 'threatened' status for Clear Lake hitch
    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. ? State wildlife officials are proposing to list a minnow native to Clear Lake that once was a Pomo food staple as a ?threatened? species under the California Endangered Species Act, with a potential decision coming as soon as next week. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife completed its status review of the Clear Lake hitch and is recommending the listing, which it ...
  • 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
 
 
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  • Pangolins in Peril

    Pangolins in Peril
    While species such as the African elephant, the lion, the panda, and the tiger tend to represent the precipitous decline of wild animals, the pangolin?an unassuming, solitary creature?is all but forgotten in mass media. Ironically, this relatively unknown animal is among the most coveted, poached, and traded. News reports tell the tale: "officers seized 2.34 tonnes of [pangolin] scales in 115 bags," "250 kg of pangolin scales seized in France," "956 frozen pangolins found smuggled into China," ... story after story of pangolin scales and bodies bagged and smuggled across international borders. Each pangolin usually weighs less than 10 pounds, yet pangolins are trafficked around the world by the ton: thousands and thousands of innocent animals slaughtered by the greedy traders.
  • What the Elephants Know: The Burden of Sentience

    What the Elephants Know: The Burden of Sentience
    I've heard many of these stories of elephant insight, and personally witnessed others. They touch and inspire me. Every so often, though, they floor me completely.
  • 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 […]