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Archive: Biodiversity

20 Jun 2016

Out of the Wild: 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

14 Jun 2016

A Tiny Pacific Nation Takes the Lead on Protecting Marine Life

by EMMA BRYCE
Unhappy with how regional authorities have failed to protect fish stocks in the Western Pacific, Palau has launched its own bold initiatives – creating a vast marine sanctuary and conducting an experiment designed to reduce bycatch in its once-thriving tuna fishery. READ MORE

09 Jun 2016

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

06 Jun 2016

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

12 May 2016

Saving Amphibians: The Quest To Protect Threatened Species

by JIM ROBBINS
The decline of the world’s amphibians continues, with causes ranging from fungal diseases to warmer and drier climates. Now, researchers are looking at ways to intervene with triage measures that could help save the most vulnerable populations. READ MORE

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31 May 2016: Bees’ Fuzzy Bodies Help Them Detect Electrical Charges From Flowers

27 May 2016: Poland Begins Logging Ancient Forest Despite Fierce Protests

26 May 2016: For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

18 May 2016: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says


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