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  • With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching

    With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching
    It started with wanting to build a bar code reader to identify zebras in Africa by scanning their unique stripes from afar. More than five years later and led by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Tanya Berger-Wolf, scientists from three American...
  • Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years

    Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years
    Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: About $250 million. How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly). No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn...
  • Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?

    Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?
    The blue crab is an iconic species in the Chesapeake Bay, but it isn't exclusive — its range runs from the Caribbean and parts of South America on north to Cape Cod in Massachusetts. But in the past few years, blue crab have been spotted even...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Menopausal whales lead the group, study says

    Menopausal whales lead the group, study says
    What does an ocean-going titaness do after she has the lost the ability to bear young? Well, for starters, she goes on living--sometimes past the ripe old age of 90, while male killer whales over 50 are dying off in droves. Throughout the animal...
  • Why you crave junk food after smoking marijuana

    Why you crave junk food after smoking marijuana
    Researchers from Yale University believe they have deciphered the neurological mechanism that causes the "munchies," that inexplicable urge to eat that has led generations of marijuana users to consume untold numbers of nachos, Twinkies and Doritos. The...
  • Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

    Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky
    Sam Longfellow spotted a furious cluster of gray and white feathers shrieking high in a tree outside his home in Southern Maryland. "It's a bald eagle," he called to his wife, Jaime. "Wait — two bald eagles." The birds were hanging upside down,...
  • San Diego Zoo polar bear Tatqiq wears a collar for research

    San Diego Zoo polar bear Tatqiq wears a collar for research
    Tatqiq, a polar bear at the San Diego Zoo, is part of a research project aimed at finding ways to arrest the sharp decline of her species in the wild due to global warming. For several hours each day recently, the 14-year-old, 520-pound female has...
  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
  • Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve

    Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve
    Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve. The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
  • DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray

    DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray
    The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago. The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...