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Written by JD James   
Saturday, 26 September 2009 03:33

Disappearing Species in Mekong

Last year 163 new species were discovered in the Southeast Asian Mekong region. Unfortunately, all of these species are becoming extinct by the day. Global warming is to blame stated the World Wildlife Foundation in its report released this Friday. The WWF timed the release a week ahead of the UN Summit on climate change coming to Bangkok. Click below for more information:

Climate Change Threatens Mekong Species

 
Female Monarchs Declining PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 20:16

Female Monarchs Declining

Studies of the monarch butterflies' migration patterns have revealed a declining population of female monarchs. Amy Davis from the University of Georgia in Athens was the first to notice the stark difference in the number of males to females. In her 2008 study, only 35% of the population was female. Startled by the figures, Davis researched past studies and found a drastic downturn of the gender. For more information, click below:

Female Monarch Butterflies Disappearing

 
Coywolves PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:57

Coywolves

Coyotes and wolves have begun to cross-breed due to strains on their ecosystems. The new hybrid benefits coyote populations more than it does the wolves. Coywolves can take take down larger prey than coyotes, allowing them a better and increased food source. Scientists have discovered that the cross-breeding started in the Great Lake region when male wolves mated with female coyotes. Click below for more information:

Coyote + Wolf = Big, Carnivorous Coywolf

 
Grizzlies Re-Endangered PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Monday, 21 September 2009 22:08

Grizzlies Re-Endangered

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled that the North American Grizzly Bear be returned to “Threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act. Grizzly bears were removed from the list in 2007 due to an increase in population. The court ruled, however, that there is not enough Whitebark Pine (the Grizzly's primary food source) to sustain the population. The 46 page ruling cited that climate change is to blame. Judge Donald Molloy also ruled that Yellowstone Fish and Wildlife Officer procedures are inadequate in protecting the great bear. For more information, click the link below:

Federal Judge: Grizzly Bears Still Threatened

 


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