ScienceDaily reports A study has found that, left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar’s entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070, impacting thousands of plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that are endemic to the island nation. Read article at Climate change and deforestation could decimate Madagascar’s rainforest habitat by […]

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The Washington Post reports on the struggles of reintroducing Gray Wolves to Yellowstone at https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/gray-wolves-were-reintroduced-in-yellowstone-25-years-ago-its-been-a-struggle-but-today-they-survive/2020/01/17/12515f3a-3703-11ea-9541-9107303481a4_story.html

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by Kim Powell as published on AZFamily.com An Arizona lawmaker met with the U.S. Forest Service and sent them a letter requesting an extensive investigation and transparency with the public regarding the investigation into the shooting deaths of wild horses in Heber. Last week, 15 horses were found dead in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. At […]

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How a North Carolina Oyster Nursery Is Improving Lives—and the Environment Owner says the business helps marine life, honors local history, and supports the community ARTICLE January 7, 2020Topics: Ocean Conservation Projects: Conserving Marine Life in the United States Tags: Fisheries management Like many states on the East Coast, North Carolina had a thriving wild oyster population until the mid-20th […]

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“Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids,[2] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids in this genus are native to India, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia with the majority in Indonesia and the Philippines.” wikipedia These are […]

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