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Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest

The potato leafhopper is a tiny insect—barely half the size of a grain of rice—with a bright lime green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks

Maine's state animal—the moose—fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Singapore nets biggest ivory seizure in decade

Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade Tuesday, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated Sg$8 million ($6 million).

dateMay 19, 2015 in Ecology
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Zambia lifts ban on hunting of big cats

Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions, officials said Wednesday.

dateMay 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Japanese zoos, aquariums vote over dolphin hunt

Japan's zoos and aquariums were expected to decide Wednesday whether to remain part of a global body that suspended them over their use of dolphins caught by the controversial drive hunt method.

dateMay 20, 2015 in Ecology
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