News tagged with habitat changes

In Europe, bison find plenty of room to roam

(PhysOrg.com) -- The European bison, a close relative of the American bison, has been on a slow road to recovery for almost a century. Europe's largest grazing animal once dwelled from central Russia to Spain, ...

May 05, 2010
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Polar bear ban defeated at UN conservation meeting

(AP) -- A U.S.-backed proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear skins, teeth and claws was defeated Thursday at a U.N. wildlife meeting over concerns it would hurt indigenous economies and arguments ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Habitat loss wiping out Europe's butterflies

The destruction of natural habitats in Europe is wiping out butterfly, beetle and dragonfly species across the region, the updated European "Red List" of endangered species showed Tuesday.

Mar 16, 2010
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Feeding the future

(PhysOrg.com) -- At the current growth rate the global population is predicted to reach 10 billion by 2050. To feed this many people, food production worldwide will need to double during a period when climate ...

Jan 06, 2010
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Feds designate polar bear habitat in Alaska

(AP) -- The Obama administration said Thursday it is designating more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to ...

Oct 22, 2009
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Fanged frog, 162 other new species found in Mekong

(AP) -- A gecko with leopard-like spots on its body and a fanged frog that eats birds are among 163 new species discovered last year in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, an environmental group said ...

Sep 25, 2009
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