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Archive: Biodiversity

28 Jul 2016

Chocolate in the Jungle: The Battle To Save a Disappearing Rainforest

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19 Jul 2016

Views: Los Angeles Aims to Revitalize a Concrete River

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19 Jul 2016

How to Restore an Urban River? Los Angeles Looks to Find Out

by JIM ROBBINS
Officials are moving ahead with a major revitalization of the Los Angeles River – removing miles of concrete along its banks and re-greening areas now covered with pavement. But the project raises an intriguing question: Just how much of an urban river can be returned to nature? READ MORE

06 Jul 2016

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems. READ MORE

20 Jun 2016

For India’s Captive Leopards, A Life Sentence Behind Bars

by RICHARD CONNIFF
As sightings of leopards in populated areas increase, Indian authorities are trapping the animals and keeping them in captivity — often in small cages without adequate food or veterinary care. The real solution, wildlife advocates say, is to educate the public on how to coexist with the big cats. READ MORE

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26 Jul 2016: New Zealand to Eradicate All Rats, Stoats, and Possums by 2050

21 Jul 2016: South Africa’s Great White Shark Population At Risk of Extinction

18 Jul 2016: Following El Nino, Amazon At Risk of Intense Wildfire Season

06 Jul 2016: As Oceans Become More Acidic, Mussels Could Lose Ability to Hang On

20 Jun 2016: 2015 Deadliest Year for Environmentalists on Record, Finds Report

16 Jun 2016: Some Coral Reef “Bright Spots” Remain, Despite Devastating Bleaching

13 Jun 2016: California Condor Population Reaches New Heights in 2015

09 Jun 2016: Fish Can Recognize Human Faces, According to One New Study

06 Jun 2016: Fish Choose Plastic Over Zooplankton in Polluted Waters

02 Jun 2016: U.S. Officials Issue a Sweeping Ban On Elephant Ivory Trade


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