Posts Tagged ‘species’

Two Most Widely Used Pesticides Likely Harm Majority Of Endangered Species

Above Photo: Nation of Change. Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation’s most endangered plants and animals. The finalized evaluations found that use of the herbicide glyphosate is likely causing harm to 1,676 of the plants and animals […]

EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species

Two widely used pesticides are likely harming more than 1,000 of the nation’s endangered plans and animal, a new Environmental Protection Agency evaluation determined. Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. The EPA’s evaluation will “now go to the U.S. Fish […]

California adds new endangered species protections for leatherback sea turtles

California’s Fish and Game Commission voted last week to include their state reptile on the list of endangered species. The Pacific leatherback turtle population has been on the decline for the past three decades.  According to EcoWatch, these turtles have declined 5.6 percent per year in the last almost 30 years.  “California’s action will make […]

New study identifies regions of greatest conservation potential for species, water quality, carbon

A new study has mapped out the regions where conservation actions can maximize the protection of biodiversity, carbon stocks, and water, while a separate study has identified regions of the world where land animals are most at threat. The findings come in the run-up to global summits on both biodiversity conservation and climate change. The […]

Biden administration to keep Trump-era removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act

Last year, the Trump administration’s Fish and Wildlife Service stripped gray wolves’ protections under the Endangered Species Act. As reported by NationofChange, many conservationists countered the Service’s move saying that gray wolves are “functionally extinct” throughout the United States as the species continues to be hunted, trapped and poisoned. Unfortunately, the Biden administration seems as […]

Persian deer species breeding in East Azarbaijan

Persian deer species breeding in East Azarbaijan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A plan on conservation of Persian fallow deer and red deer is underway in Arasbaran forests in the northwestern East Azarbaijan province, the head of the provincial department of environment has stated. Restoration plans for maral (the Iranian red deer) as an extinct animal […]

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia  Jul 23, 2021 by  News Staff / Source A team of U.K. botanists has discovered five new species in the plant genus Jacquemontia in the Andes of Bolivia. Jaquemontia chuquisacensis. Image credit: John Pink.Jacquemontia is a medium-sized pantropical genus of around 120 species, but the majority […]

We haven’t seen a quarter of known bee species since the 1990s

(A sad reflection of the state of our world… seriously trashed EWR) From lbfromlv.wordpress.com Bees feed us. Many of the 20,000 species pollinate 85 percent of food crops and fruits around the world—everything from garlic and grapefruits to coffee and kale. But, it seems, these crucial insects aren’t doing very well. A study published today in the journal One Earth reveals […]

Of Father Stan Swamy, humans and other species

A few years ago, on a visit to La Paz, the Bolivian capital set high in the Andean mountains, I spotted a board inside a restaurant that said ‘All Humans are Equal’ in Spanish. During the week I spent in the city, I saw the same sign at a few more eateries, enough to prompt […]

‘Dragon Man’ Skull Found in China May Be ANOTHER New Human Species

In the latest edition of the journal The Innovation , a team of evolutionary scientists led by Professor Qiang Ji from Hebei GEO University in Shijiazhuang, China have announced the discovery of a new human species . Their startling conclusion is based on the results of a sophisticated computer analysis of a strange human-like skull […]

New Type of Homo Species in Levant Changes Human History Forever

The story of the evolution of human beings from their most primitive and ancient ancestors has just gotten a whole lot more interesting. In the Levant, often described as the crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeast Africa, fossil evidence has just revealed a new kind of Homo species that we didn’t know […]

World’s Largest Rhino Species Ever Found in Chinese Animal Graveyard

China continues to be a land of mystique and wonder, with many facets of its culture and society yet to be fully understood. But it is also a country known for amazing dinosaur fossils and the latest find is extraordinary! At a prehistoric animal graveyard in Gansu, northwestern China, an enormous ancestor to the modern-day […]

Dinosaur in Mexico: New “Talking” Species Used Low Frequency Sounds

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico, a part of the Ministry of Culture, along with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), launched a project in 2013, to “recover a semi-articulated tail of a putative hadrosaur.” This fossil of a dinosaur in Mexico was discovered in 2005 and is now dated to […]

Animals ADOPTING Other Animal Species!

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Dangerous livestock drug kills vulture from threatened species in Spain, sparking renewed calls for European ban on it

An anti-inflammatory livestock drug, which was banned in several Asian countries after killing tens of millions of birds, has killed at least one of a threatened species of vulture in Spain, where the drug is still legal. The death of a cinereous vulture – which is classed as a near-threatened species by the International Union […]

New Human Ancestor Species Discovered… And it had a Tail!

A multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of archaeologists, anthropologists and geneticists in Siberia have announced the sensational discovery of a new hominid species that interbred with our own species, Homo sapiens, leaving genetic traces that can be seen in living people today spanning the Ukraine and Russia and down through Mongolia, Korea, and China. The most […]

2 African Elephant Species Now Listed As Endangered, Monitoring Group Says

The two species of African elephants are now both listed as endangered, thanks to a one-two punch of poaching and habitat loss, according to a new assessment. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, on Thursday released an updated version of its Red List, which categorizes more than 37,000 threatened species across the planet. […]

How Our Ancient Noses Drove Many Species to Extinction

Could it be that the key to the survival of early humans lay in their ancient noses? A new book claims that early humans had an  evolutionary advantage over their rivals thanks to their ability to smell complex aromas. Traditionally, evolutionary scientists have maintained that early humans began  cooking food to make it safer to eat and […]

Are We Changed Forever Into a Higher Thinking Species?

February 12th, 2021 By Robert Puzey Guest Writer for Wake Up World What will the world be like after the pandemic? How will we feel? It will seem like coming out of our bunkers from a nuclear war and walking on the ashen white landscape that was once our world. We will fear each other […]

Baby crocodiles from endangered species born at zoo in Peru

A zoo is celebrating after the birth of two baby crocodiles. The pair, of the American or Tumbes species, were born at a zoo in Lima after a successful artificial incubation period. The zoo has launched a social media campaign to name the two reptiles. This species is found in the southern United States, Mexico […]

Forest Service: Cutting Snags To Eliminate Endangered Species Habitat

Above photo: A northern spotted owl in a Redwood forest. For decades the U.S. Forest Service and BLM has been seeking out and cutting large dead trees in Federal forests to prevent areas from being listed as critical habitat for endangered species. This may be an intentional civil and criminal violation of the Endangered Species […]

US Fish and Wildlife precludes listing of monarch butterfly on Endangered Species Act; remains a candidate

On Tuesday, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that after extensive assessment of the monarch butterfly, it would not be listed under the Endangered Species Act to allow for higher priority species listing actions. The Service concluded that the monarch butterfly will remain a candidate for the list. Scientists have claimed a large […]

EPA warns glyphosate is likely to harm the nation’s most endangered species

A new study finds that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals currently listed under the Endangered Species Act. In a draft biological evaluation, the Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticides office found that the active ingredient in RoundUp impacts the nation’s most endangered species as hundreds of millions of pounds […]

Artist raises awareness of endangered species with colourful murals

On the wall of a residential street in Charlton, south London, Louis Masai puts the finishing touches to a striking large-scale mural of an orangutan. The British artist, known for his signature patchwork style, travels around the United Kingdom to paint colourful murals of animal species in decline or on the brink of extinction, to […]

Widely used pesticide re-approved by EPA said to harm more than 1,000 endangered plants and species

Image Credit: Gary Fellers, USGS In a first-ever nationwide assessment, the Environmental Protection Agency found the pesticide atrazine harms more than 1,000 endangered plans and animals. The analysis, which was required by the Endangered Species Act, came just two months after the EPA re-approved the endocrine-disrupting pesticide for an additional 15 years. Atrazine, which is […]

US Fish and Wildlife Service delists gray wolves from Endangered Species Act

Image Credit: Gary Kramer/USFWS Gray wolves are no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service finalized a rule on Thursday that strips the animal’s protections in 48 states except for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The Service said that with the successful recovery of the […]

Scientists Warn That What Killed Past Human Species Could End Us Too

One of the greatest mysteries in science is why there is only one species of humans in the world today. In the past, there were several and they often co-existed for considerable periods. These past human species are modern humans’ older ancestors. Now, researchers believe that they know why our ancestors disappeared. Since they could […]

Solidarity Across Species

Solidarity Across Species Above photo: Workers at Jones Meat & Food Services in Rigby, Idaho on May 26, 2020. Natalie Behring/AFP via Getty Images. The destruction and exploitation of non-human life has forced different kinds of animals into closer and closer contact with each other, increasing the likelihood that viruses like COVID-19 will emerge. We are […]

11 New Species Of Sponges Discovered In Galapagos But Still Only One Species Of Human

Home » Biology, North America, Science » 11 New Species Of Sponges Discovered In Galapagos But Still Only One Species Of Human     Thirty new marine species have been discovered in the depths of the Galapagos archipelago, its National Park management announced on Monday: They include four species of okupa lobster, fifteen species of […]

11 News Species Of Sponges Discovered In Galapagos But Still Only One Species Of ‘Human’

Thirty new marine species have been discovered in the depths of the Galapagos archipelago, its National Park management announced on Monday: They include four species of okupa lobster, fifteen species of coral, one species of starfish and eleven species of sponges. These discoveries were made using unmanned underwater devices that can descend to a depth […]

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