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Uncharted Territory: Scientists Discover New and Incredible Species

It’s every scientist’s dream to travel to a remote, unexplored place looking for as many new and interesting species as they can find. This was a dream come true for the 15 Mozambican and international scientists, led by Piotr Naskrecki, who spent 3 weeks in the Cheringoma Plateau of Gorongosa …

Rare sea turtle spotted on beach at East Coast Park

When biology undergraduate David Tan got a call telling him that a sea turtle had been spotted at East Coast Park, he found himself wrestling with …

Turtles

Lost bumblebee species returning to northwest coast

A species of bumblebee is returning to some areas after over ten years of absence. Numbers of Bombus occidentalis, more commonly known as the western bumblebee, fell dramatically in the nineties, totally disappearing in parts of Washington State. The western bumblebee is one of several species to …

Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

A study has shown that the speed of evolutionary change is far outstripped by the rate of global warming, meaning many creatures will face extinction<p>Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

Everyone calm down, there is no “bee-pocalypse”

The media is abuzz once again with stories about dying bees. According to a new report from the USDA, scientists have been unable to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious affliction causing honey bees to disappear from their hives. Possible factors include parasites, …

Insects

Florida's Hammerhead Sharks Suffer Severe Population Decline

A proposal to protect the great hammerhead shark has sparked a debate over whether federal protection is necessary to conserve a majestic ocean predator or whether this would just impose an unnecessary burden on the fishing industry.<p>The great hammerhead, which can grow to 20 feet and dines on …

Hong Kong's Pink Dolphins Dwindle to Just Dozens

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Sleeping red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) displaying its full nictitating membrane (translucent third eyelid). The nictitating membrane is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye for protection and to moisten it while maintaining visibility. Some reptiles, birds, and sharks have full nictitating membranes. photo credit: ©Bernard DUPONT http://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/6941089388/in/photostream/ source:http://thefrogblog.tumblr.com/post/23687679437/sleeping-red-eyed-tree-frog-agalychnis

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Environmentalism

Study Is First To Chart Amphibian Populations' Decline In U.S.

Populations of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians are declining at an average rate of 3.7 percent each year, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released this week. Researchers say the study is the first to calculate how quickly amphibians are disappearing in the United States.<p>"If the …

Fighting to save Africa's rhinos

<i>By Rohit Kachroo, Correspondent, NBC News</i><p>First came the sound of gunshots late at night.<p>Then, a few hours later, a carcass was found -- his bloodied face and mutilated body shielded by the long grass.<p>Before long, the stench of death was rising from what was now a crime scene.<p>The rangers at Lewa …

Is there enough protection for loggerhead sea turtles to survive?

A marine scientist argues that our work on behalf of these turtles should go beyond species protections and include habitat protections as well.<p>A …

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