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African strain of bluetongue virus found - Times of India

Wed, 2016-12-28 21:51

African strain of bluetongue virus found
Times of India
BTV-24 strain is the latest in the series of dozens of invasive alien species of animals and plants that have made India their home in the last couple of decades due to several factors including climate change. Since each strain of this virus responds ...

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Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals - The Guardian

Wed, 2016-12-28 17:59

Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals
The Guardian
They hope their study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology and supported by the Natural Environment Research Council, will help scientists better predict how different species will respond to environmental changes. Long-distance migrants, which ...

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San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa - Tech Times

Wed, 2016-12-28 16:42

Fox News

San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa
Tech Times
Wildlife experts at the San Diego Zoo found that a rhinoceros under their care actually came very close to becoming part of a poacher's kill count long before they were able to rescue the poor animal in November 2015. Jill Hampson, a mammal keeper at ...
Bullet Fragment Removed from Southern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park – ZOONOOZzoonooz - San Diego Zoo

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Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees - CNN

Wed, 2016-12-28 12:04

CNN

Croton nuts: Africa's new biofuel that literally grows on trees
CNN
In 2012, serial entrepreneur Alan Paul established Eco Fuels Kenya (EFK) to explore the potential of croton, following early research that suggested promise. His company is now the driving the movement to bring croton biofuel to the mainstream.

People In UK See Mass Insect Migration - iTech Post

Wed, 2016-12-28 07:20

iTech Post

People In UK See Mass Insect Migration
iTech Post
More insects migrate yearly than all the animal migrations combined. ... Plants rely on insects to transfer pollens and seeds from one place to another. A mass ... To track insect migration and the transfer of much biomass, researchers from the ...

After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa - Yahoo News

Wed, 2016-12-28 03:57

Yahoo News

After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa
Yahoo News
Libreville (AFP) - Its lower cost has made it popular in commercial food production, but after being blamed for deforestation in Asia, palm oil plantations are now getting a similar rap in Africa. The sheer scale of land required is having an impact in ...

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Cheetah Endangered: World's Fastest Animal May Soon Go Extinct - iTech Post

Tue, 2016-12-27 09:01

iTech Post

Cheetah Endangered: World's Fastest Animal May Soon Go Extinct
iTech Post
Founded in 1989, the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (BPCT) has expanded to cover all the large carnivore species in Botswana and is one of the longest running large predator research projects in Africa. Two other key initiatives the BPCT is ...
Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinctionCNN
Scientists spot a new endangered African species: the cheetahTimes LIVE
Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashesBBC News
11alive.com -Mashable -The Independent
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Temperature Plays A Role In Biodiversity - iTech Post

Tue, 2016-12-27 08:13

Temperature Plays A Role In Biodiversity
iTech Post
Three white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) wander on the plain as the snow covered peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above them in the background, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa, mid to late 20th Century. (Photo : Getty ... Plants and ...

Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinction - CNN

Tue, 2016-12-27 03:19

NBCNews.com

Report: Cheetahs, the world's fastest land animals, racing toward extinction
CNN
"We must think bigger, conserving across the mosaic of protected and unprotected landscapes that these far-ranging cats inhabit, if we are to avert the otherwise certain loss of the cheetah forever." The animals face increasing pressures from humans ...
Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to ExtinctionNational Geographic
Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashesBBC News
Cheetahs at Risk of Extinction as African Habitat Shrinks, New Study FindsNBCNews.com
Panthera -IUCN Red List
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Science: Best long reads of 2016 (part one) - BBC News

Mon, 2016-12-26 02:52

Science: Best long reads of 2016 (part one)
BBC News
Here's a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads of 2016. ... Data from personal bio-monitoring devices such as fitbands and smart watches, when combined with genetic information, could be a powerful tool in medical research ...

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Genetic Engineering's New Age - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Sat, 2016-12-24 19:52

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Genetic Engineering's New Age
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Thanks to pioneering research in UC Davis' Department of Animal Science, a pig may one day produce a pancreas rather than a pork chop. ... Staunchly committed to making discoveries that broadly benefit agriculture — from dairy producers and ranchers ...

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