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  • Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list

    The federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
  • William and Mary researchers study milkweed to help save monarch butterfly

    William and Mary researchers study milkweed to help save monarch butterfly
    The monarch butterfly — perhaps the most recognizable of its kind — is fast disappearing, with population declines of up to 90 percent documented over the last decade. The most likely culprit? It's not disturbances in the monarch's...

    Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

    Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk. But park officials said Thursday their scientific work has continued with the cooperation of the...

    Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold

    Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold
    No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beasts probably helped the animals withstand the harsh cold...

    Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific...