Plastics an 'unfolding disaster' for US marine life

For the first time, advocates have tracked how animals in US waters are harmed by plastic pollution.

bbcnews
Nov. 19, 2020 ~3 min

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‘Nearly invisible’ leopards rebound in China

Though most leopards are endangered, there's good news about the big cats. Their population numbers are on the rise in China.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Will Colorado bring back wolves? It's up to voters

For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.

Kevin Crooks, Professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology , Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~11 min

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Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female – here's how we could make more

By unlocking the full potential of rhino ovaries, we hope to produce enough eggs to revive the northern white rhino in the wild.

Suzannah Williams, Associate Professor in Ovarian Physiology, Lead for Ovarian Cryopreservation and Fertility Preservation Research, Lead of Rhino Fertility Project, University of Oxford • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Invasive species: why Britain can't eat its way out of its crayfish problem

We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.

Eleri G. Pritchard, PhD Candidate in Freshwater Ecology, UCL • conversation
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Blue whales switch when they sing for migration

Blue whales switch from nighttime to daytime singing when they start to migrate, according to a new study.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Genetic cousin might save singing dogs from extinction

The New Guinea singing dog was thought to be extinct in the wild, but new research shows they're nearly identical to another dog.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Genetic cousin might save singing dogs from extinction

The New Guinea singing dog was thought to be extinct in the wild, but new research shows they're nearly identical to another dog.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

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Footprint ‘reading’ tech is a new way to protect rhinos

New software helps track rhinos by their footprints, bringing "a centuries-old tracking skill into the 21st century," says Zoe Jewell.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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