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Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species

Seeds that sprout as soon as they're planted may be good news for a garden. But wild plants need to be more careful. In the wild, a plant whose seeds sprouted at the first warm spell or rainy ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Call for alternative identification methods for endangered species

In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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California delays decision on protecting gray wolf

A state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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EU must take urgent action on invasive species

The EU must take urgent action to halt the spread of invasive species that are threatening native plants and animals across Europe, according to a scientist from Queen's University Belfast.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Killer shrimp and knotweed: EU blacklist to combat alien species costing UK £1.7bn

A new blacklist of invasive alien species is being drawn up by EU member states in order to limit environmental and ecological damage across Europe.

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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'Condor Watch' enlists citizen scientists to help an endangered species

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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S.Africa rhino poaching up, with 277 killed this year

Rhino poaching is on the rise in South Africa, with 277 of the endangered animals killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on poaching, the environment ministry said Wednesday.

Wed 9 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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The 100 most uniquely rare birds

Scientists list the world's most unique and endangered birds.

Thu 10 Apr 14 from BBC News

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Iconic boreal bird species declining in the Adirondacks, study says

A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these ...

Thu 10 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Sunken logs create new worlds for seafloor animals

When it comes to food, most of the deep sea is a desert. Many seafloor animals feed on marine snow—the organic remnants of algae and animals that live in the sunlit surface waters, far above. ...

Wed 9 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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