Archive for October, 2016

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Long road ahead for endangered red wolves

  Last month, following a two-year program review, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued its final decision with recommendations to significantly scale back the Red Wolf Recovery Program. What will this mean for the red wolf, our rarest and most endangered canid species? Facing an uncertain future Photo by Steve Hillebrand/ USFWS While North […]

German economy minister sees no brown coal exit before 2040

German economy minister sees no brown coal exit before 2040

  Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel does not expect Germany to withdraw from brown coal in its power production before 2040, despite a growing debate over how to protect the climate from rising CO2 emissions. “It will on no account be switched off in the next decade – in my opinion not even in the one […]

In Australia: giant spider carrying a mouse is horrifying and impressive

Australia’s litany of fearsome fauna seems to have a new entry. Added to deadly snakes, man-eating crocodiles and poisonous jellyfish comes Hermie the huntsman, a spider so unusually large and strong that it had no problem carrying a sizeable mouse up the outside of a fridge. Hermie’s feat was captured on film by Jason Wormal, […]

7 Bees Facing Extinction Added to Endangered Species List for First Time

7 Bees Facing Extinction Added to Endangered Species List for First Time

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has added seven bee species to the endangered species list, a first for bees. Native to Hawaii, these yellow-faced bees are facing extinction due to habitat loss, wildfires and invasive species. The tiny, solitary bees were once abundant in Hawaii, but surveys in the late 1990s found that […]

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