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March 3, 2015

Assessing the Big Picture on Declining Gull Populations

Gull populations off Canada’s southwest coast have dropped by half since the 1980s, likely due to a decline in quality food, according to a new study. But at the risk...

Madagascar amphibian
March 3, 2015

Deadly Amphibian Fungus Hits Madagascar

Scientists are calling for an emergency plan to protect the fauna of Madagascar after a fungal disease that has laid waste to vast populations of amphibians across the world has...

White ibris
March 2, 2015

Florida Releases Draft Plan for Conserving 60 Species

Florida’s state wildlife agency has created a draft plan to manage 60 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other aquatic life. The Imperiled Species Management Plan released last...

Turtle climate change
February 26, 2015

Prehistoric Turtles Had Climate Change Advantage

While prehistoric turtles may have been fast enough to win the race against climate change, a new study shows that habitat loss and other human pressures may put serious obstacles...

February 25, 2015

Early Human Farmers Used Hunting for Social Cohesion

Way before we had TV shows or manufactured board games, bowhunting may have been the pastime that brought communities together and marked individual prestige in societies. New archaeological evidence suggests...

February 20, 2015

Leaders Need Public Support to Track CWD

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is nearly impossible to kill in the deer that are affected by it. But government agencies in some regions of North America are fighting a battle...


Actias luna moth
February 18, 2015

Long Moth Tails Make Predators Go Batty

The best way for some moths to avoid ending up on an upside-down dinner plate is by sporting a lot of tail, according to new research. A study published in...

Northern Spotted owl
February 11, 2015

Illegal Weed Plantations May Affect Owl Recovery

Illegal marijuana plantations may not lead to high times for the recovery of a species of threatened owls, according to researchers. The northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) is currently...

Whale bone
February 3, 2015

Fin Whales and Other Baleens Hear Sounds with Their Bones

Fin whales and other baleen species may not hear each other’s calls through their ears — they may feel it in their bones, according to a new study. “Bone conduction...