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Believing in the pygmy bunny

Like the Easter Bunny, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit of Washington state may soon exist only in our imaginations. None have been seen in the wild since 2004. But a new breeding program is aiming to rebuild ...

Apr 20, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 3 | with audio podcast

California's controlled fires boost biodiversity

In certain ecosystems, such as the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada region of the western United States, fires are a natural and essential occurrence for maintaining forest health. However, for many decades, resource ...

Nov 23, 2010 not rated yet 0

New map charts troubled status of ocean life

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new map provides the most detailed overview yet of life in the world's oceans. The two-sided, poster-sized map was developed by Duke University researchers in partnership with the Census of Marine Life ...

Oct 04, 2010 not rated yet 0