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Trout may be killed to save California yellow-legged frogs

Trout may be killed to save California yellow-legged frogs

National Park Service officials in California are about to decide how to kill non-native trout to save critically endangered native yellow-legged frogs. How to eradicate the trout has generated a controversy among environmental groups.

Ganges River Dolphin Survival Threatened by Oil Exploration

Ganges River Dolphin Survival Threatened by Oil Exploration

Dolphin protected areas must be established if the Ganges River dolphin is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, new research indicates. The study was prompted by the need for accurate dolphin population data after Oil India Ltd. proposed to start prospecting for oil along the bed of the Brahmaputra River using air guns and explosives.

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

NEW YORK, New York, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the Red List Index developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN. Based on the comprehensive IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the index shows…

African Rhino Numbers Rise, Yet One Type Sinks Into Extinction

African Rhino Numbers Rise, Yet One Type Sinks Into Extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – Populations of most African rhinos are increasing as a result of conservation efforts, but one sub-species, the Northern white rhino, may already be extinct, the world’s most expert rhino specialists said today. Just four animals were counted in 2006, but none of these could be found during the…

STOP global warming, START climate balancing

STOP global warming, START climate balancing

Democracy, translated from ancient Greek as ‘rule by the people’, would best describe the foundation of North America. Differing from the Greek System of direct democracy, America’s representative democracy has become a fractured landscape of states, regions, cities, counties, industries, and lifestyles. The representatives try to organize civic services in order to manage a nation…