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As California wildfires burn, southern plant species are shifting northward

As California wildfires burn, southern plant species are shifting northward | Wildlife | Scoop.it
After wildfire, Northern California forests are beginning to look more like those seen in Mexico and Southern California.
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Blood-filled mosquito is a fossil first - Nature.com

Blood-filled mosquito is a fossil first - Nature.com | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Blood-filled mosquito is a fossil first
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A team led by Dale Greenwalt at the US National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC reports the fossil discovery today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.
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Not quite Jurasic Park, but close...

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Futurity.org – Fossils of 'alligator-like' animals found in Panama

Futurity.org – Fossils of 'alligator-like' animals found in Panama | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Fossils of 'alligator-like' animals found in Panama. Aldo Rincon, graduate student at the University of Florida, measures the lower jaw of a hippo-like species that lived in a semi-aquatic environment in Central America about ...
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Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber: Photos : Discovery News

Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber: Photos : Discovery News | Wildlife | Scoop.it
The amber-preserved feathers still contain some colors and reveal the dinosaurs came in a range of hues.
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Earth In Crisis As Wildlife Numbers Plummet

Earth In Crisis As Wildlife Numbers Plummet | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Earth is a planet in crisis with wildlife populations declining by more than 30% in the past four decades, conservationists claim.
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Humans likely butchered mammoth 10,000 years ago – Light Years - CNN.com Blogs

Humans likely butchered mammoth 10,000 years ago – Light Years - CNN.com Blogs | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ten thousand years ago, a young mammoth probably got into a scuffle with a large predator, and was then apparently butchered by ancient settlers of Siberia. Both lions and humans may have been involved in its death, according to the BBC.
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Mayans Never Predicted December 2012 Apocalypse, Researchers Say

Mayans Never Predicted December 2012 Apocalypse, Researchers Say | Wildlife | Scoop.it
One of history’s most famous and foreboding doomsday predictions might never have been made, according to a German researcher. His new interpretation of a 1,300-year-old tablet affirms that the ancient Maya regarded December 21, 2012, as a moment ...
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New shark species discovered near Galapagos Islands

New shark species discovered near Galapagos Islands | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of spotted, bottom-dwelling shark near the Galapagos Islands, where astonished researchers saw it from a submersible. The newly named species, Bythaelurus ...
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Past decade's extreme weather is manmade, new study suggests - Christian Science Monitor

Past decade's extreme weather is manmade, new study suggests - Christian Science Monitor | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Christian Science MonitorPast decade's extreme weather is manmade, new study suggestsChristian Science MonitorExtreme rainfall and heatwaves over the past decade have been linked to global warming in a new Nature Climate Change study.
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Fairy Circles, Namibia

Fairy Circles, Namibia | Wildlife | Scoop.it
A unique occurrence in Namibia, where mysterious circles appear in the wilderness. These shapes are known as fairy circles due to the enigma of their origin.

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Fairy circles are common and easily seen in the Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, which we visit on several of our Namibia tours.

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Galapagos Islands have had the Google Street View treatment - Wanderlust

Galapagos Islands have had the Google Street View treatment - Wanderlust | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Galapagos Islands have had the Google Street View treatment
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Using camera laden backpacks, the crews were able to capture many of the animals that Charles Darwin saw on his visit to the islands.
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Five shark species win protection against finning trade

Five shark species win protection against finning trade | Wildlife | Scoop.it
Cites summit votes for strictly controlled permits to export fins of oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and three species of hammerhead (#eco #Wildlife #Illegalwildlifetrade #Wildlife #Conservation Five shark species win protection against finning...
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Good news for some of the most critical predators of the sea!

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Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber: Photos : Discovery News

Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber: Photos : Discovery News | Wildlife | Scoop.it
The amber-preserved feathers still contain some colors and reveal the dinosaurs came in a range of hues.
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Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out - Telegraph

Ivory demand in Far East could see African elephant wiped out  - Telegraph | Wildlife | Scoop.it
A soaring demand for ivory in China and the Far East is putting Africa's elephant population under strain and could see the creatures wiped out altogether by poachers in some countries, conservationists have warned.
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Russian scientists revive an ice age flower

Russian scientists revive an ice age flower | Wildlife | Scoop.it
A plant that was frozen in Siberian permafrost for about 30,000 years has been revived by a team of Russian scientists — and borne fruit, to boot.
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Nature-Deficit Disorder - NYTimes.com

Nature-Deficit Disorder - NYTimes.com | Wildlife | Scoop.it
The cure for much of what ails us is just outside the window.
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Lessons of the Galapagos - WyoFile

Lessons of the Galapagos - WyoFile | Wildlife | Scoop.it
WyoFileLessons of the GalapagosWyoFileThe finches and mockingbirds, on the other hand, colonized individual islands, thence to adapt to the unique conditions of each.
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Helping a Species That Leaves Few Feeling Warm and Fuzzy - New York Times

Helping a Species That Leaves Few Feeling Warm and Fuzzy - New York Times | Wildlife | Scoop.it
New York TimesHelping a Species That Leaves Few Feeling Warm and FuzzyNew York TimesAs the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Gulf and Caribbean Sharks and Rays Program, Dr.
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