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Western University primatologist teams with international group to save Madagascar’s lemurs

Feb 21, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014 - Lemurs, the most endangered mammal group on Earth, represent more than 20 per cent of the world's primates. Native only to Madagascar, more than 90 percent of the species are threatened with extinction.

A Western University primatologist has teamed with 18 lemur conservationists and researchers, many of whom are from Madagascar...

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Arctic ‘is set to reach 13°C by 2100′

Feb 20, 2014

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 - US scientists say that by the end of this century temperatures in the Arctic may for part of each year reach 13°C above pre-industrial levels. Global average temperatures have already risen by about 0.8°C over the level they were at in around 1750.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said...

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What is El Nino Taimasa?

Feb 20, 2014
What is El Nino Taimasa?

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This shows flat-top Porites coral on a shallow reef near American Samoa. Coral heads are fully submerged...

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Scientists, Conservationists Urge President Obama to Protect Monarch Butterfly Migration

Feb 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 19, 2014 - Scientists and conservationists from across the United States sent a letter today calling upon President Obama to work with the governments of Mexico and Canada to protect the increasingly threatened monarch butterfly. President Obama is scheduled to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister...

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Lawsuit to save sea turtles from drowning in shrimp fishing nets

Feb 19, 2014
Lawsuit to save sea turtles from drowning in shrimp fishing nets

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Where’s the Conservation in “Conservation Development”? Local Land-Use Ordinances Lack Key Components

Feb 19, 2014
Where’s the Conservation in “Conservation Development”? Local Land-Use Ordinances Lack Key Components

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Climate change linked to increase in Australia’s suicide rates

Feb 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 - A QUT researcher is predicting suicide rates will rise as a result of climate change after finding a link between high and varied temperatures and people taking their own life. Researcher Xin Qi, from QUT's Institute of Health and Biom...

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Study released on impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

Feb 19, 2014

VALLEJO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 - A recent collaborative research project by the University of California, Davis and the U.S. Forest Service found that conifer removal to restore aspen stands can be conducted without degrading aquatic ecosystems. ...

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Lake County Deer Poachers Convicted and Sentenced

Feb 19, 2014

February 19, 2014 - Five poachers were recently convicted and sentenced in Lake County for illegally spotlighting and killing deer, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Lake County District Attorney's Office announced. ...

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Record Number of Countries Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 19, 2014

New York, N.Y., Ithaca, N.Y., and Port Rowan, ON, February 19, 2014 – By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, February 18, participants from a record 127 countries had submitted bird checklists for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, eclipsing last year's 110 countries. The four-day count ended Monday, but data are continuing to roll in from...

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