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Why haven't Madagascar's famed lemurs been saved yet?

Lemurs are cute – there is no denying it. Their big eyes and fluffy faces mean they really are the poster animals of Madagascar, an island known internationally for its unique flora and fauna. But the plight of Madagascar's ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Eagles continue their advance along James River

The James River continues to be one of the best barometers of bald eagle recovery within the Chesapeake Bay and likely the nation. Not only does the breeding population continue to rise to new highs year after year, but the ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Silent extinctions on coral reefs

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Environment
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Tiger-spray DNA shown as valuable conservation tool

Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the "breadcrumb" that researchers have traditionally ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Ecology
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