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Olympic mascot calls attention to snow leopards' plight

When the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off next month in the Russian city of Sochi, attention will focus on thousands of elite athletes, scores of broadcasters and three cuddly animal mascots, including the appealing - but endangered ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Polar bear diet changes as sea ice melts

A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts earlier and freezes ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Ecology
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Endangered Indian snow leopards to be tracked by GPS

Six snow leopards in the icy Indian state of Himachal Pradesh will be fitted with satellite-linked collars in a project aimed at deepening understanding of the endangered mountain cat, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

dateJan 22, 2014 in Ecology
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Explaining "frostquakes"

You may have heard about "frostquakes" with the recent cold weather in the GTA and other areas of Southern Ontario. You may even have heard one yourself. Professor Bill Gough, a climatologist at the University of Toronto ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Environment
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