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8th World Wilderness Congress begins next month
...scene is Doug Tompkins, who co-founded the fashion giant
Esprit. Mr. Tompkins has helped preserve more than two million acres of land in South America, and plans to transfer his 750,000-acre Pumalin Parque to the people of Chile, which would become one of that nation's most spectacular national parks. Mr. ...
Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths
...e age are the likely culprits in the extinction of giant
ground sloths and other North American great mamma...uded mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant
bears, Steadman said. "It was as dramatic as the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago,"...
Two new lemur species discovered
...and behavior data from distinct populations of the giant
mouse lemur, Mirza coquereli. Traditionally, only one species of giant
mouse lemur has been recognized. Two distinct populations of Mirza coquereli were known to occur on ...
Nation's six most threatened national wildlife refuges named in 2005 State of the System Report
...n the refuge's buffer zone. The 400-foot turbines' giant
arms would circle in the airspace where birds fly, placing them at significant risk. Stone Lakes NWR (California): The newly incorporated city of Elk Grove, which has begun to envelop the refuge's eastern border, is the second fastest-growing city...
Team of international scientists departs today to discover the unknown in China's Himalayan region
...uding 3,500 found nowhere else. The golden monkey, giant
and red pandas are among the threatened species found only in this hotspot. The biodiversity hotspots are 34 regions worldwide where 75 percent of the planet's most threatened mammals, birds, and amphibians survive within habitat covering just 2.3 p...
Climate model links higher temperatures to prehistoric extinction
...when all the continents were consolidated into the giant
land mass known as Pangaea. "These results demonstrate the importance of treating Earth's climate as a system involving physical, chemical, and biological processes in the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, all acting in an interactive manner," sa...
Controlling the spread of invasive plants: a national effort one-day symposium, Aug. 30
... highlights include: Which is worse, creep of the giant
salvinia or attack of the killer tomatoes? Determ...30, 1:05 p.m.; 1:25 p.m.; and 2:05 p.m.) Even the giant
Gila monster wasnt this nasty Introduced from Eurasia in about 1917, the giant
hogweed is not only ...
Extinct giant deer's descendant found in UK
...ed for DNA and skeletal features to prove that the giant
deer - which roamed across Europe and Siberia with...es (looking at skeletal features) which placed the giant
deer closer to the living red deer. Professor Adrian Lister and Dr Ian Barnes, UCL Department of Bio...
Secrets of the whale riders
...sites on endangered "right whales" and showed the giant
whales split into three species 5 million to 6 million years ago, and that all three species probably were equally abundant before whaling reduced their numbers. The five-year study, published in the October 2005 issue of the journal Molecular Ecol...
Study in Royal Society journal on first observation of giant squid in the wild
...ogical Sciences First-ever observations of a live giant
squid in the wild by Dr. T Kubodera and Dr. K Mori (rspb.2005.3158) The giant
squid, Architeuthis, is one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep-sea. This is the first-ever...
Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source
...sfully in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. However, the giant
Miscanthus being grown by the Illinois researchers... said. At a research station near Hornum, Denmark, giant
Miscanthus has been grown for 22 years in Europe's longest-running experimental field. The crop has ...
AIBN researcher granted top fellowship
... so development of an artificial artery would be a giant
step forward for these patients," she said. "Not only are we using stem cell biology to discover the genetic messages responsible for the growth of blood vessels, we are also collaborating with AIBN's Associate Professor Justin Cooper-White to estab...
MSU entomologist appointed to unravel mysterious tropical disease
...e that biting water insects, like the creeping and giant
water bugs, may have in the transmission of the disease. If insects are transmitters of M. ulcerans, determining the way they transfer the disease agent is key. Merritt speculates the pathogen may be transmitted to humans from a direct insect bite...
MBL scientists get on squid's nerves
...he calamari squid has a nerve cell fiber, called a giant
axon, which is 1,000 times wider than the average ...gestion that the drug had some effect on the squid giant
axon, and Joe's observations that the genes are conserved in the squid led us to further believe thi...
Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds
...ecies, the rest on a mixture of marine mammals and giant
land mammals. "When the Ice Age ended, most of the terrestrial megafauna vanished," Chamberlain says. "There's a theory that they were killed off by humans, and as a result, the condors that lived inland no longer had large prey to feed on." The dis...
Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk
...eros giganteus) lived around 11,000 years ago. The giant
deer roamed the open tundra landscape that was wid...scape of the Isle of Man remained suitable for the giant
deer for several more hundred years than surrounding islands because of the possible slower rate of ...
Mechanism of new 'sudden-death' arrhythmia detailed
...d that the three proteins and ankyrin-B formed one giant
protein complex that clearly has a physiological function, and further that it explains why the humans with the mutation of ankyrin-B suffer from these arrhythmias," Mohler said. "Now we know why these people really die the mutant form of ankyrin-B ...
Genealogy of scaly reptiles rewritten by new research
...me large monitor lizards in the same family as the giant
Komodo Dragon and some large species of iguanians." Vidal, Hedges, and other researchers report this and other discoveries about the early evolution of the venom system in lizards and snakes in a paper led by Bryan G. Fry, of the University of Melbo...
'Go Fishing' no game for inland waters worldwide
...h cited in case studies by the team are the Mekong giant
catfish of the Mekong River basin in Cambodia and ...h cited in case studies by the team are the Mekong giant
catfish of the Mekong River basin in Cambodia and the Murray cod of the Murray River basin in Austra...
Max Planck researchers win part of Descartes Research Prize 2005
...osphere. Direct evidence for them would require an giant
instrument on a satellite. For these reasons, the H.E.S.S telescope uses a elaborate trick to circumvent the problems: it uses the atmosphere as a means of verification. When gamma rays are absorbed, they send out small flashes of so-called Cherenkov...
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