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Fungus from Asia threatens European salamanders

North American salamanders and newts are safe for now, but epidemic could spread through pet trade.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Nature News

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Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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More Than One-Third of U.S. Shrimp May Be Mislabeled, Study Says

A new Oceana study warns that much shrimp in the U.S. may be mislabeled, hurting sustainability efforts.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from National Geographic

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Scientist discovers populations of rare songbird in surprising new habitat

The Swainson's warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii) is one of the rarest and most secretive songbirds in North America, prized by birdwatchers in the southeastern U.S. hoping to catch a glimpse ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Study finds saving lonely species is important for the environment

The lemur, Javan rhino and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonesome animals. As endemic species, they live in habitats restricted to a particular area due to climate change, urban development ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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African Lions Are Facing Extinction

The U.S. moves to list them as "threatened"

Tue 28 Oct 14 from TIME

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Invasion drives quick evolution of lizard feet

After Florida islands were invaded by the Cuban anole, indigenous Carolina anoles quickly evolved feet better suited for climbing high.

Mon 27 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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New study in US and Europe shows how invasive plant species fare better than natives

LSU ecologist James Cronin and colleague Laura Meyerson from the University of Rhode Island conducted an ambitious large-scale study on the native and invasive species of reed, Phragmites australis, ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Retaining forests where raptors nest can help to protect biodiversity

Raptors can affect the distribution of other species and they can also be used to find forests with high biodiversity value.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Fish Want to Play Too

Yes, fish. These aquarium lap-swimmers and pursuers of flaked food aren't known for their joie de vivre. Yet in one hobbyist's tanks, scientists say they've captured a rare instance of fish ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Discover Magazine

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