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Pesticides significantly reduce biodiversity in aquatic environments

Pesticides significantly reduce biodiversity in aquatic environments | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The pesticides, many of which are currently used in Europe and Australia, are responsible for reducing the regional diversity of invertebrates in streams and rivers by up to 42 percent, researchers report in the Proceedings of the US Academy of...

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.    
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International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Deux plantes envahissantes s’ajoutent aux menaces contre le papillon monarque

Deux plantes envahissantes s’ajoutent aux menaces contre le papillon monarque | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Espace pour la vie s'engage à mieux faire connaître et protéger la biodiversité de notre planète. Ensemble, repensons le lien qui nous unit à la nature et cultivons une nouvelle façon de vivre.
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'Cat poop coffee' isn't just weird, it's also cruel

Coffee made from beans that have been partially digested by a weasel is as inhumane as it is odd.
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Are African violets in trouble?

The popularity of African violet hybrids has overshadowed the struggles of native African violets. Plus: Some basic tips on how to grow them.
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Snake Wine and Other Wild Souvenirs to Avoid

Snake Wine and Other Wild Souvenirs to Avoid | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
You might not know that these items are illegal or inhumane.
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Condors Reach New Milestone of Survival, Thanks to Tree-Climbing Biologists

Condors Reach New Milestone of Survival, Thanks to Tree-Climbing Biologists | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Condor climbers scramble up redwoods to give a helping hand to North America’s largest bird, a pink-headed giant that has managed to survive since the Pleistocene.  
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Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells

Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason, paleontologists learn.
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L'orignal, chez lui | Stéphanie Morin | Plein air

L'orignal, chez lui | Stéphanie Morin | Plein air | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
«On n'a peut-être pas autant d'orignaux au kilomètre carré que dans la réserve faunique de Matane ou de Rimouski, mais les nôtres sont plus beaux. Et plus gros.»
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Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers

Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Orchids are an incredibly diverse family of plants. Here's a guide to understanding what makes them so special.
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A Fossil Snake With Four Legs

A Fossil Snake With Four Legs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Snakes can famously disarticulate their jaws, and open their mouths to extreme widths. David Martill from the University of Portsmouth did his best impression of this trick while walking through th…
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The fish of your nightmares is lurking in the sands of Virginia Beach

The fish of your nightmares is lurking in the sands of Virginia Beach | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The stargazer, traditionally found in shallow and deep waters, is now haunting sandy beaches.
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UK's oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs

UK's oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage, a new, unique study shows. Therefore, say researchers, deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs.
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New species of scorpionfish discovered in the Caribbean

New species of scorpionfish discovered in the Caribbean | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Living more than 100 meters below the water's surface, this newly discovered fish has evaded scuba divers for years.
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Universal ancestor of all life on Earth was only half alive

Universal ancestor of all life on Earth was only half alive | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The identification of genes likely to belong to the common ancestor of life suggests its biochemistry was incomplete, forcing it to cling to undersea vents
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L'Université de l'Alberta découvre une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure 

L'Université de l'Alberta découvre une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure  | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs de l'Université de l'Alberta ont découvert une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure en Patagonie qui permettrait de lever le voile sur la famille des mégaraptoridés.
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Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years

Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We live an average of 71 years—a drop in the bucket compared with some of nature's life spans.
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Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals

Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
About 90% of forests off the western coast were wiped out between 2011 and 2013, posing a threat to biodiversity and the marine economy, say scientists
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Whales Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

Seven six species of the marine mammals have been seen clinging to the dead body of a likely friend or relative, a new study says.
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11 odd ways we protect endangered species

11 odd ways we protect endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In an attempt to save the critically endangered black-footed ferret, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to use drones to drop vaccine-laced cand
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New Spider With Horned Fangs Found in Dinosaur-Era Amber

New Spider With Horned Fangs Found in Dinosaur-Era Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The recently discovered species hails from the Late Cretaceous period and is notable for its bizarre body forms.
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Drones to unleash vaccine-laced M&Ms over Montana to save struggling ferrets

Drones to unleash vaccine-laced M&Ms over Montana to save struggling ferrets | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In a plot that would make Willy Wonka proud, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is deploying autonomous flying gumball machines loaded with candy to save one of North America’s rarest mammals.
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Deux baleines noires au nord d'Anticosti : des scientifiques appellent à la prudence

Deux baleines noires au nord d'Anticosti : des scientifiques appellent à la prudence | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deux baleines noires ont été observées par une équipe de la Station de recherche des îles Mingan, jeudi. Les mammifères se trouvaient dans le détroit de Jacques-Cartier, au nord de l'île d'Anticosti.
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