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  In 2018, scientists set out on an expedition to survey the habitat of an endangered bat species in the West African country of Guinea. One night, a trap turned up something unusual: a new species of bat with a fiery orange body strikingly juxtaposed with black wings. “It was kind of a life ...
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New research suggests that manta rays aren’t just solitary ocean wanderers. They’re also shaping the undersea environment in ways we never imagined By Krista Langlois I didn’t really understand the word ‘grace’ until I swam with manta rays. These placid members of the shark family are the embo...
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By Katherine J. Wu © The New York Times Co. Weighing up to 380,000 pounds and stretching some 100 feet long, the blue whale — the largest creature to have lived on Earth — might at first seem difficult for human eyes and ears to miss. But a previously unknown population of the leviathans has long...
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By Cara Giaimo © The New York Times Co. Were platypuses just the beginning? In October, researchers reported that the perplexing animals fluoresce a psychedelic blue-green color under black light. The species joined a short list of mammals known to do this, including opossums and flying s...
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By Candice Choi 12/16/2020 The Associated Press NEW YORK » U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company behind it says there are no imminent plans to sell it fo...
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By Sabrina Imbler © The New York Times Co. In the spring of 2018 at the Montreal Insectarium, Stéphane Le Tirant received a clutch of 13 eggs that he hoped would hatch into leaves. The eggs were not ovals but prisms, brown paper lanterns scarcely bigger than chia seeds. They were laid by a wi...
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By James Gorman © The New York Times Co. It’s good to have friends, for humans and chimpanzees. But the nature and number of those friends change over time. In young adulthood, humans tend to have a lot of friendships. But as they age, social circles narrow, and people tend to keep a few good frie...
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  Shared from the 10/25/2020 The Denver Post eEdition SPOKANE, WASH.»Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and usi...
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Shared from the 10/22/2020 The Denver Post eEdition NEW STUDY-By Marion Renault The Associated Press A cross section of the medial suture, where two halves of the diabolical ironclad beetle’s elytra meet, shows the puzzle piece configuration that’s among the keys to the insect’s incredible durabi...
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Shared from the 10/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Jonathan Romeo
The Durango Herald DURANGO» A decades-long effort to restore the Colorado River cutthroat trout to the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek has been completed, resulting in the largest continuous stretch of waterway for the native fis...
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Shared from the 10/1/2020 The Denver Post eEdition When rare rains come, seasonal pools host milky white creatures By Sabrina Imbler © The New York Times Co. In springtime, when the rain gathers into pools in the Dasht-e Lut, a desert in Iran, the sand comes alive. Tiny, desiccated eggs, buried ...
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Shared from the 9/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Sam Tabachnik
The Denver Post As wildfires roared from California to Colorado and a historic cold snap rushed through the Rocky Mountain region this month, a strange thing started happening: Huge numbers of migratory birds began dropping dead. ...
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Shared from the 5/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition DEADLY PEST By Mike Baker © The New York Times Co. BLAINE, WASH.»In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it. As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from t...
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  Shared from the 10/19/2019 The Denver Post eEdition GARDENING Bird populations are crashing, but we can mitigate the losses By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post The arrival of crisp fall weather has gardeners thinking about the winter, a period of retreat in the garden but not of death...
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Shared from the 9/21/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WILD BIRDS By Seth Borenstein and Christina Larson
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study ...
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Shared from the 8/14/2019 The Denver Post eEditior By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press     GREENBELT, MD.» Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather ’round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a bu...
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In honor of Shark Awareness Day, international conservation organization WildAid and Plan B Media PCL, one of Thailand’s leading outdoor media service providers, urge the public to stop serving and consuming shark fin. The advertisements, placed on Plan B’s media platforms in prominent locations aro...
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Sometime on new year’s day, as the people of Hawaii recovered from a night of revelry, in a trailer on the outskirts of Kailua, Oahu, a 14-year-old snail named George died. David Sischo, who works in the trailer but was taking a rare day off, found out at 7 o’clock the next morning, when a colleague...
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Paris (AFP) - Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plan...
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WAYZATA — Soccer balls are saving endangered rhinos in South Africa. Many poachers have traded in their weapons for soccer shoes and uniforms, thanks to a soccer league with ties to the Lake Minnetonka area. Orono native Matt Bracken, who started the anti-poaching Wild and Free Foundation five yea...
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