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Archive: Biodiversity

29 Jun 2015

On an Unspoiled Caribbean Isle, Grand Plans for Big Tourist Port

by FRED PEARCE
East Caicos is a tropical jewel – the largest uninhabitated island in the Caribbean and home to rare birds and pristine turtle-nesting beaches. But plans for a giant port for cruise and cargo ships could change it forever. READ MORE

18 Jun 2015

A Little Fish with Big Impact In Trouble on U.S. West Coast

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
Scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on U.S. Pacific sardine fishing that goes into effect July 1. The dire state of the sardine population is a cautionary tale about overharvesting these and other forage fish that are a critical part of the marine food web. READ MORE

17 Jun 2015

Cloning a Mammoth: Science Fiction or Conservation Tool?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Beth Shapiro has published a new book that looks at the many questions – both technical and ethical – surrounding any attempt to revive extinct species. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she explains why she believes new genetic technology could benefit critical ecosystems. READ MORE

04 Jun 2015

Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

by LISA PALMER
Officials in the Florida Keys are seeking to use a GM mosquito that could help prevent a recurrence of dengue fever there. But fears among some residents — which scientists say are unfounded — are slowing the release of mosquitoes whose offspring are genetically programmed to die. READ MORE

21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

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25 Jun 2015: Photo Gallery: Scenes From The Golden Age of Animal Tracking

17 Jun 2015: Interview: Is Cloning Mammoths Science Fiction or Conservation?

15 Jun 2015: Biodiversity Limits Parasites In Humans, Wildlife, and Plants, Study Says

11 Jun 2015: Deep Sea Coral Canyons off Atlantic Coast to Gain Fishing Protections

04 Jun 2015: Seven Tiny Frog Species Are Discovered in Brazilian Forest

22 May 2015: Many Trees in Southeast U.S. Closely Related to Tree Species in Asia

21 May 2015: Interview: A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

20 May 2015: Many Wind Turbines Installed In Critical Bird Habitat, Group Says

06 May 2015: Backyard Bird Feeders May Put Native Species at a Disadvantage, Study Says

04 May 2015: First Nations and B.C. Set North America's Largest Ocean Protections


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