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Invasive Beetle Threatens America’s Ash Trees

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A small green beetle could be responsible for the destruction of all 7.5 billion ash trees throughout Canada and the U.S. It has already ravaged 100 million ash trees across 14 states and parts of Canada,…

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- Jul 21, 2012
Florida Black Bear No Longer Endangered

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The Florida black bear, a subspecies of the North American black bear, was removed from Florida’s Endangered Species List by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on June 27th.

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- Jul 07, 2012
Canada’s Vanishing Sage Grouse

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A dramatic decrease in Canada’s sage grouse population reported this spring has led many to believe this prairie bird, listed as endangered in Canada since 1998, is facing extinction.

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- Jun 29, 2012
Tracking the Pacific Octopus

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The solitary and elusive Giant Pacific octopus, found in coastal waters of the North Pacific, holds the title of largest and longest-lived of the octopus species. The largest Pacific octopus on record…

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- Jun 23, 2012
Saving the Ghosts of the Forest

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The silky sifaka is a rare species of white lemur, known in Madagascar as the “ghost of the forest”, for its ability to evade the human eye by swinging swiftly through the tree tops. Silkies are one of…

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- Jun 15, 2012
Do you know the Pudú?

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Pudú are the world’s smallest deer species, found in the temperate forests of South America. Like other deer, pudú eat foliage, shoots, twigs, bark, buds, fruit and seeds.

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- Jun 08, 2012
English county creates otter underpass

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Earlier this year officials in Hereforshire County, located in the West Midlands area of England, built an underground passage to help lead otters to the other side of Road A438 safely. Otters crossing…

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- Jun 01, 2012
40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

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Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service recognized the 40th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).

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- May 25, 2012