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China Considers 10-Year Fishing Ban in Yangtze River Due to Overfishing
China’s agricultural and fishery authorities in 2003 began imposing an annual three-month fishing ban in the Yangtze River to reverse the continuous decline of aquatic life. As the Yangtze ecosystem ...
October 17, 2019
World Wildlife Fund Report: 60 Percent Drop in Global Animal Populations
Humans have killed about 60 percent of animals, including mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles, on the planet since ...
October 31, 2018
Good News on Rain Forests: They Bounce Back Strong, Storing More Carbon Than Thought
When you cut and burn a tropical forest, you're left with a barren plain of cracked red mud, ...
June 13, 2016
Susan G. Letcher
Is This Humanity’s Last Hope? Remote Island in Norway Stores Hundreds of Millions of Seeds
Behind concrete doors on an uninhabited island in Norway, hundreds of millions of frozen seeds are waiting for ...
May 11, 2016
To Stop Mass Extinction, Focus on the ‘Ghosts’
A new study urges scientists to move their focus from species extinction to species rarity in order to ...
December 25, 2015
In Remote Indonesia, Don’t Blame the Locals for Conservation Concerns
A diverse range of human societies have been protecting land and sea resources for centuries—without any outside conservation ...
November 24, 2015
The Modern, Molecular Hunt for the World’s Biodiversity
The news is full of announcements about newly discovered forms of life.
October 29, 2015
Wildfires Push Plants to Move North
As California wildfires burn tree canopies and forest floors, plants commonly found in more southern areas of the ...
August 12, 2015
Life on the Dunes Needs Wind-Blown Sand
Beginning in the 1880s, coastal dunes in the United States were planted with European beachgrass in an attempt ...
April 29, 2015
Can Zoos Save the World?
Today, many zoos promote the protection of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As conservation "arks" ...
November 13, 2014
Ben A. Minteer
Invasive Species: If We Can’t Beat Them, Maybe We Should Eat Them
What to do about invasive species, which are having a growing and generally detrimental effect on Europe’s environment ...
April 14, 2014
Rapid Grassland Growth Reducing Diversity Globally
A greater level of fertilization is reducing grassland diversity globally, a new study has found.
April 2, 2014
Poets Rally in Last-Ditch Effort to Save Langley Forest
Artists and writers rally to save a 25-acre parcel of old forest in Langley B.C.
December 11, 2012
2012 Top 10 New Species List Highlights Biodiversity Crisis
An iridescent blue tarantula, a sneezing monkey, and a teensy attack wasp are among the top 10 new ...
May 23, 2012
Epoch Times Staff
Diverse Parasites Improve Health in Amphibians
Being exposed to more parasite species could protect organisms from certain diseases, with more benign pathogens outcompeting virulent ...
May 21, 2012
Cultural and Biological Diversity Hotspots Are Linked
Areas where endangered species are concentrated also tend to be home to numerous endangered languages.
May 7, 2012
Some Dinosaurs Were Already Declining Before Mass Extinction
Some large herbivorous dinosaurs were already on their way out before the alleged asteroid strike that ended the ...
May 1, 2012
Scientists Warn of Global Humanitarian Crisis Ahead of Rio Summit
Governments need to address the Earth’s environmental challenges or humanity will face an unprecedented disaster, scientists said.
March 29, 2012
Giant Prehistoric Penguin Reconstructed in New Zealand
The unique physique of a giant penguin species that existed about 25 million years ago in modern-day New ...
February 27, 2012
Olympic Athletes Who Kneel, Raise Fist Will Face Punishment: IOC
77 Iowa Prisoners Given Overdoses of COVID-19 Vaccine: Officials
French Prosecutors Open Terror Probe in Official’s Killing
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Members of Congress Question Why CDC Recommends Masks for Children as Young as 2
Louisiana Leads 10-State Lawsuit Against Biden’s Climate Order
Foster Parent of Ma’Khia Bryant Reveals Argument That Led to Officer-Involved Shooting
At Least 130 Migrants Feared Drowned in Mediterranean as Capsized Boat, Bodies Found
White House Announces Biden’s First Overseas Trip as President
Opinion: Our Bi-Partisan Fiscal Insanity
Oklahoma Officer Cleared of Wrongdoing in Deadly January Shooting