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Climate change study reveals unappreciated impacts on biodiversity

Climate change study reveals unappreciated impacts on biodiversity | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The tropics ill be highly affected by local changes in temperature and precipitation, leading to novel climates with no current analogues in the planet.
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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Steve Axford captures the hidden world of rare and undocumented fungi

Steve Axford captures the hidden world of rare and undocumented fungi | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Australian photographer Steve Axford travels to China to discover new fungi specimen.
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New Poisonous Frog Species Discovered in Peru

New Poisonous Frog Species Discovered in Peru | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A peculiar croak heard within the Amazon rain forest leads to the naming of a new species of frog.
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Massive Alligator Caught on Video Is Not a Hoax

Massive Alligator Caught on Video Is Not a Hoax | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
This gator, the size of a small car, may be evidence that the population is making a comeback.
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New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’

New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’ | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Force is strong with the skywalker hoolock gibbon.
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Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females

Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The leaf-like katydids, native to northern Borneo, sport dramatically different color differences between sexes.
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Ultime effort pour sauver le cétacé le plus menacé de la planète

Ultime effort pour sauver le cétacé le plus menacé de la planète | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Des dauphins seraient utilisés pour capturer les marsouins vaquita.
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Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction

Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Just 7,100 of the big cats remain in the wild, spurring conservationists to call for the species to be declared endangered.
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Ancient seeds sprout after lying dormant for 850 years

Ancient seeds sprout after lying dormant for 850 years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Squash growing pioneers successfully germinated ancient seeds and produced squash, the seeds of which are now being distributed to indigenous communities throughout North America.
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6 of the world's most endangered trees also look the strangest

From baobabs to monkey puzzles, things aren't looking too good for these eccentric tree species.
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Boiling river of Amazon legend discovered in the rainforest, and it's in danger

Boiling river of Amazon legend discovered in the rainforest, and it's in danger | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Geoscientist Andrés Ruzo spent years tracking down a boiling river in the Amazon, and now he is fighting to protect it.
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This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak

This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In the open seas, the only way to hide is to disguise yourself as water.
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Whales older than Moby Dick still swim the seas

Several bowhead whales living off the coast of Alaska are estimated to be over 200 years old.
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Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why

Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The mantis orchid of Southeast Asia evolved in a way that's completely unique to insects.
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États-Unis. Le réchauffement climatique disparaît du site de la Maison-Blanche

États-Unis. Le réchauffement climatique disparaît du site de la Maison-Blanche | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le 20 janvier 2017, tous les regards étaient braqués sur la capitale fédérale américaine, Washington, pour l’investiture du 45e président américain, Donald Trump. Retour sur cette journée à travers le regard de la presse étrangère.
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Les singes pourraient disparaître de la planète d’ici vingt-cinq ans à cinquante ans

Les singes pourraient disparaître de la planète d’ici vingt-cinq ans à cinquante ans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Selon une étude, 60 % des espèces de primates sont en danger d’extinction en raison d’activités humaines. 75 % des populations accusent déjà un déclin.
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Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain

Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Imagine millions of these slithering out from the mud? The eggs of this alien desert crustacean remain dormant for years, waiting for a bout of rain to hatch.
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Meet the euplerids, the strange carnivores of Madagascar

This big island is famous for its lemurs, but another set of odd animals deserves some attention.
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7 teensy new frog species discovered in Brazil’s cloud forests

7 teensy new frog species discovered in Brazil’s cloud forests | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Less than half an inch in length, the brightly colored frogs are highly endemic and vulnerable to extinction.
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Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera

Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it

Biologists were overjoyed to find the healthy babies, including a “breathtaking” male cub in its den on a wildlife refuge.

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End of species extinctions is in sight as we bring animals back

End of species extinctions is in sight as we bring animals back | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Novel cell technologies could bring endangered animals back from the brink – and maybe even revive long gone species like the passenger pigeon
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Rainbow Snake, Klingon Newt Among 163 Newfound Species

Rainbow Snake, Klingon Newt Among 163 Newfound Species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
All were found in 2015 in the biodiverse Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia.
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China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Baogang Steel and Rare Earth Complex in Inner Mongolia is surrounded by a massive lake of toxic sludge. It's a scene of utter environmental destruction.
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Like bees of the sea, plankton pollinate plants

For the first time, scientists have shown that an ocean plant is pollinated by zooplankton and other tiny marine animals.
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Trail trees are a living Native American legacy

Native Americans bent trees to create trail markers, but while thousands of the trees remain today, it can be difficult to find one.
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Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
New research reveals how water has changed across the surface of the earth over the last 30 years.
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