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An STD Vaccine Could Save Koalas From Extinction

Thinking about factors that tend to cause animal extinction, from deforestation to climate change, the plight of the koala's might be a little more surprising. Among other problems, they're being thre…

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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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10 Scary Facts About Bats For Halloween

Happy Halloween! The swooping, black bat is a common symbol of this holiday, and many people are terrified by the thought of encountering a bat at night. Despite their spooky image, bats are far…

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20 Surprising Animals You Didn’t Know Are Going Extinct

When it comes to the Endangered Species List, some animals stand out as celebrities: polar bears, giant pandas, rhinos, snow leopards... But sadly, the list is so extensive that there are many speci…

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6 Ways to Survive a Mass Extinction Event

So, we're in the midst of what some scientists and droves of science writers are calling the Anthropocene. Though there's still debate to be had over whether or not we've truly and fully entered the E…

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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil’s Fragmented Forests

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger While much is made about pervasive threats faced by Brazil's Amazon Rainforest (and rightfully so), the nation is home to another biologically diverse region that'…

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A Global Amphibian Epidemic

Speaking at the California Academy of Sciences, Assistant Curator David Blackburn discusses the decline of amphibian species worldwide. Photo Credit: LadyDragonflyCC via Flickr.   Science News …

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Smallest American Rabbit Gets No Legal Protection

The pygmy rabbit will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act for protection in California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana said US Fish and Wildlife officials. A very small p…

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Bird Goes Extinct in Madagascar

The Alaotra Grebe, aka Rusty Grebe has gone extinct says the conservation group Birdlife International. Leon Bennun, BirdLife Internationalís Director of Science, Policy and Information said,† "No hop…

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Why Dinosaurs Are Extinct

Last week news reports from NASA stated that the earthquake in Chile had shifted the Earth's axis by about three inches and thus shortened the length of the day. Nobody seems to be that concerned abou…

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