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15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017 - Scientific American

Fri, 2016-12-30 12:03

Scientific American

15 Surprising Environmental Trends to Watch in 2017
Scientific American
An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. The answers ...

Cheetahs seen as 'vulnerable to extinction' | Science | www ... - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fri, 2016-12-30 06:02

Hurriyet Daily News

Cheetahs seen as 'vulnerable to extinction' | Science | www ...
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Journal Gazette, as Fort Wayne and northeast Indianas largest newsgathering operation, is your best source of local news, sports, business, dining and ...
Cheetah population plummeting toward extinctionChicago Tribune
Race to save the cheetah as extinction threat revealedHurriyet Daily News
Overlooked cheetahs are racing toward extinctionThe Columbian
New York Times -Sci-Tech Today
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These nine different creatures have been named after Barack Obama - Science Magazine

Thu, 2016-12-29 15:43

Science Magazine

These nine different creatures have been named after Barack Obama
Science Magazine
Though U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving office soon, he will be forever immortalized in taxonomy thanks to scientists who have named species after him. Nine different species from extinct lizards to trapdoor spiders got their names from the 44th ...

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Top 10 victories for animals in 2016 - The Mercury News

Thu, 2016-12-29 15:00

The Mercury News

Top 10 victories for animals in 2016
The Mercury News
... horn trades. Fur for the Animals campaign: The annual Fur for the Animals campaign — a donation drive to collect fur coats, hats, and other items that are sent to wildlife rehabilitators to comfort orphaned and injured animals — collected more ...

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Africa: Invest in African Research and Citizen Science - AllAfrica.com

Thu, 2016-12-29 14:28

Africa: Invest in African Research and Citizen Science
AllAfrica.com
To help address Africa's R&D challenges, increased funding and citizen science are needed, writes Esther Ngumbi. Climate change, HIV/AIDS, recurring droughts, and food insecurity are some of the most pressing issues the African continent has had to ...

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African strain of bluetongue virus found - Times of India

Wed, 2016-12-28 21:51

African strain of bluetongue virus found
Times of India
BTV-24 strain is the latest in the series of dozens of invasive alien species of animals and plants that have made India their home in the last couple of decades due to several factors including climate change. Since each strain of this virus responds ...

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Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals - The Guardian

Wed, 2016-12-28 17:59

Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals
The Guardian
They hope their study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology and supported by the Natural Environment Research Council, will help scientists better predict how different species will respond to environmental changes. Long-distance migrants, which ...

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San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa - Tech Times

Wed, 2016-12-28 16:42

Fox News

San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa
Tech Times
Wildlife experts at the San Diego Zoo found that a rhinoceros under their care actually came very close to becoming part of a poacher's kill count long before they were able to rescue the poor animal in November 2015. Jill Hampson, a mammal keeper at ...
Bullet Fragment Removed from Southern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park – ZOONOOZzoonooz - San Diego Zoo

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Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees - CNN

Wed, 2016-12-28 12:04

CNN

Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees
CNN
In 2012, serial entrepreneur Alan Paul established Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) to explore the potential of croton, following early research that suggested promise. His company is now the driving the movement to bring croton biofuel to the mainstream.

People In UK See Mass Insect Migration - iTech Post

Wed, 2016-12-28 07:20

iTech Post

People In UK See Mass Insect Migration
iTech Post
More insects migrate yearly than all the animal migrations combined. ... Plants rely on insects to transfer pollens and seeds from one place to another. A mass ... To track insect migration and the transfer of much biomass, researchers from the ...

After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa - Yahoo News

Wed, 2016-12-28 03:57

Yahoo News

After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa
Yahoo News
Libreville (AFP) - Its lower cost has made it popular in commercial food production, but after being blamed for deforestation in Asia, palm oil plantations are now getting a similar rap in Africa. The sheer scale of land required is having an impact in ...

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Cheetah Endangered: World's Fastest Animal May Soon Go Extinct - iTech Post

Tue, 2016-12-27 09:01

iTech Post

Cheetah Endangered: World's Fastest Animal May Soon Go Extinct
iTech Post
Founded in 1989, the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) has expanded to cover all the large carnivore species in Botswana and is one of the longest running large predator research projects in Africa. Two other key initiatives the BPCT is ...
Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinctionCNN
Scientists spot a new endangered African species: the cheetahTimes LIVE
Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashesBBC News
11alive.com -Mashable -The Independent
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Temperature Plays A Role In Biodiversity - iTech Post

Tue, 2016-12-27 08:13

Temperature Plays A Role In Biodiversity
iTech Post
Three white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) wander on the plain as the snow covered peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above them in the background, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa, mid to late 20th Century. (Photo : Getty ... Plants and ...

Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinction - CNN

Tue, 2016-12-27 03:19

NBCNews.com

Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinction
CNN
"We must think bigger, conserving across the mosaic of protected and unprotected landscapes that these far-ranging cats inhabit, if we are to avert the otherwise certain loss of the cheetah forever." The animals face increasing pressures from humans ...
Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to ExtinctionNational Geographic
Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashesBBC News
Cheetahs at Risk of Extinction as African Habitat Shrinks, New Study FindsNBCNews.com
Panthera -IUCN Red List
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Science: Best long reads of 2016 (part one) - BBC News

Mon, 2016-12-26 02:52

Science: Best long reads of 2016 (part one)
BBC News
Here's a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads of 2016. ... Data from personal bio-monitoring devices such as fitbands and smart watches, when combined with genetic information, could be a powerful tool in medical research ...

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Genetic Engineering's New Age - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Sat, 2016-12-24 19:52

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Genetic Engineering's New Age
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Thanks to pioneering research in UC Davis' Department of Animal Science, a pig may one day produce a pancreas rather than a pork chop. ... Staunchly committed to making discoveries that broadly benefit agriculture — from dairy producers and ranchers ...

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Cheetahs used in New Zealand animal research - Otago Daily Times - Otago Daily Times

Fri, 2016-12-23 21:45

Otago Daily Times

Cheetahs used in New Zealand animal research - Otago Daily Times
Otago Daily Times
Protected, exotic species like cheetahs were used for "veterinary research" in 2015 a report says. Photo: File. Cheetahs are among an increasing number of ...

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Cheetahs used in New Zealand animal research - National - NZ ... - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 2016-12-23 16:02

Cheetahs used in New Zealand animal research - National - NZ ...
New Zealand Herald
Cheetahs are among an increasing number of protected species being used for animal research in New Zealand. - New Zealand Herald.

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Ethiopia Plans To Become the Wind Power Capital of Africa - Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)

Fri, 2016-12-23 15:44

Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)

Ethiopia Plans To Become the Wind Power Capital of Africa
Face 2 Face (press release) (registration) (blog)
In 2013, the country launched one of Africa's largest wind power farms, the Ashedoga Plant, which currently produces 120 MW. This was ... “We are conducting research and studying the data to see the number of plants we can connect [to the National Grid ...

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Earliest Evidence Of Humans Processing Plants For Food Discovered In Libyan Sahara - Tech Times

Fri, 2016-12-23 14:54

Tech Times

Earliest Evidence Of Humans Processing Plants For Food Discovered In Libyan Sahara
Tech Times
Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that humans cooked plant for food long before farming started. Fragments of unglazed pottery ... Lead author Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol said that their findings present the first direct ...