News tagged with urban habitat

Plan to protect weasel-like fisher cites pot risk

Citing the threat from rat poisons spread around illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel.

dateOct 06, 2014 in Ecology
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Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner. Wildlife, we think, should be found in wild places, or confined to ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Ecology
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Clamorous city blackbirds

(—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate their song from ...

dateJan 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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3Qs: How cities prepare for the next Sandy

Sev­eral weeks after Hur­ri­cane Sandy made land­fall on the East Coast, the dev­as­ta­tion is still being felt—par­tic­u­larly in hard-​​hit sec­tions of New York and New Jersey. The storm has also raised ...

dateNov 15, 2012 in Environment
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