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China boom savages coral reefs, study finds

China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage and loss.

dateDec 27, 2012 in Environment
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Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

(AP)—Conservationists and bird enthusiasts across the Western Hemisphere are taking part in a massive, annual bird count that they hope will help scientists understand how birds adapt to climate change and habitat loss.

dateDec 22, 2012 in Ecology
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Vietnam may evict bears from 'protected' park land

(AP)—Bears, some of them blinded or maimed, play behind tall green fences like children at school recess. Rescued from Asia's bear bile trade, they were brought to live in this lush national park, but now ...

dateNov 14, 2012 in Ecology
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The sad tale of the urban frog

In the battle for survival, the impact of climate change may tip the balance against Australia's dwindling urban frog populations.

dateOct 10, 2012 in Ecology
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The sad state of biodiversity

Factfile on biodiversity ahead of talks opening Monday under the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India.

dateOct 05, 2012 in Ecology
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Dwindling space for Africa's great apes

Over the last 30 years, great ape numbers have plummeted across Africa, due to increasing rates of commercial hunting, habitat destruction, and disease. A continent-wide, data-based overview of their habitats ...

dateSep 26, 2012 in Ecology
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