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Carnivorous water rat discovered in Indonesia

(Phys.org) —Jacob Esselstyn, curator of mammals at LSU's Museum of Natural Science, was part of a research team that discovered a carnivorous water rat in central Indonesia. The species was previously known only to local ...

dateJun 18, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Environment
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Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees

Pacific island nations announced plans Thursday to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue and help conservation efforts.

dateJun 12, 2014 in Ecology
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EU and Faroe Islands end 'herring war'

The European Union said Wednesday it had reached agreement with the Faroe Islands to settle a dispute over herring fishing and would drop punitive measures against the tiny island chain.

dateJun 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Zoologists discover bird species in Indonesia

(Phys.org) —Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a currently unrecognised bird species in a biodiversity hotspot in Indonesia. They propose that the colourful bird, which is found only on one small chain ...

dateJun 06, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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