[Many thanks to Loretta Collins Klobah for bringing this news to our attention.] In “After Hurricane Maria, these lizards got a serious grip,” Kevin Dickinson (Big Think) writes, “In response to devastating hurricanes, Dominican anoles have developed a grip that’s 10 times stronger. Are we witnessing evolution in real time?” He writes about several studies […]

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Scientists reveal 1 million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Jonathan Watts Global environment editor @jonathanwatts Mon 6 May 2019 Forest clearance in Indonesia. Scientists have warned of the impact of deforestation on animals. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support […]

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NAIROBI (March 14, 2019) – JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, is to join The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation across the globe according to a new UNDP press release . The Lion’s Share is an ambitious initiative, led by the United Nations Development Programme […]

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