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In first, global temps could average 1.8 degrees higher

...flooding of coastal cities and island nations, disruptions to agriculture and drinking water, the spread of diseases and the extinction of species."We're already seeing large impacts all around the world - a third global coral reef bleaching event, the...
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Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...probably happened," Mann said of their extinction. "A combination of peat invading what...peat, he said, unlike caribou.The extinction of mammals weighing more than 100 pounds...researchers found little evidence connecting extinction to hunting by humans.The study was...
Shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid

...Government agriculture spokesman Carlos Cabanas says the tradition is essential to "maintain native breeds that are in danger of extinction."Shepherds have held the right since at least 1273 to use droving routes across land that used to be open fields before...
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Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.In a study of 67 species, researchers found that a geographic squeeze occurred on both continents over...
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...for a few moments and, seemingly unimpressed, went back to browsing. The saga of muskox, from tottering on the edge of extinction a hundred years ago to rebounding to more than a 100,000, shows both our capacity for destruction and restraint. They...
Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday, as they sought to safeguard...reversed a 2010 finding that the bird was headed toward possible extinction as development cut into its vast but shrinking sagebrush habitat...
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Author Lecture Series continues with "Empire of Extinction"

...The lecture will feature author Ryan Jones, of the University of Auckland, who will talk about his book, "Empire Of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867."The book traces the story of how Russians...
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

...species petition from a Colorado group who claimed in 1992 that Southeast Alaska's timber harvest threatened wolves with extinction. The petitioner invented a new species and called it "The Alexander Archipelago Wolf."Preservationists updated the old...
UAS to host presentation, film series on indigenous languages

...story of a powerful threat to a Native culture ... The menace is the English language, and the victim seemingly marked for extinction is the Lakota language itself ? the language of the Lakota nation, once usually called the Sioux." Film Presentation...
Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

...removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list in April. The iconic mammal was on the verge of extinction when the international community banned whaling of the species nearly 50 years ago. The U.S. government listed it as endangered...


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