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Canada and US lose 3 billion birds in fifty years

Bird populations in both U.S. and Canada are down by some 3 billion over a 50 year period, according to new research. Human activity appears to be the main reason for the population decline.

Nursery for rare sand tiger sharks found outside New York City

New York City - In the waters not far from bustling New York City, scientists and veterinarians have made an amazing find in Long Island's Great South Bay: a nursery for sand tiger sharks, scary-looking due to their spiky teeth but usually docile to humans.

Canadian events for World Habitat Day

Toronto - World Habitat Day is an annual United Nations event, which takes place on October 5. To mark the event, this year Habitat for Humanity Canada is calling on Canadians of all ages to be part of the country’s affordable housing solution.

British butterflies show decline due to climate change

London - A fall in the number and species richness of butterflies in Britain has been occurring during the past few decades. The reason, a group of biologists argue, is climate change, with warming temperatures especially significant.

Mars One: Human settlement on Mars in 2023

An ambitious new project has started. Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Only one problem, you can't come back.

Plans to protect wildlife and habitat in England unveiled

The government recently unveiled biodiversity plans designed to stop the decline of England's wildlife and to protect habitats.

Tigers now clustered in 6% of available habitat

Most of the world's last remaining tigers – long decimated by overhunting, logging, and trade – are now clustered in just 6 percent of their available habitat, wildlife researchers have found. They have identified 42 'source sites' across Asia.

Polar Bears: Obama administration designates 'critical habitat'

As a result of a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, the Obama administration has designated a large portion of the Alaskan coastline as a "critical habitat" for polar bears. Oil and gas drilling will be restricted; yet, Shell Oil given green light.

Loss of coastal seagrass habitat accelerating globally

Coastal development and declining water quality are threatening seagrasses worldwide. A study of coastal grasses around the world shows 58 percent of the seagrass meadows are in decline.

Newly Discovered Monkey Is Threatened With Extinction

Just three years after it was discovered, a new species of monkey is threatened with extinction according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which recently published the first-ever census of the endangered primate.

Endangered Species Day

On May 16, America celebrates Endangered Species Day and our nation’s commitment to protecting endangered species and their habitat with events across the country.

Migratory Bird Numbers Plummeting Globally

The theme for this year's World Migratory Bird Day: "Migratory Birds - Ambassadors for Biodiversity" celebrations are marred by a series of recent reports indicating that the numbers of migratory birds are declining globally.

Oxygen Depletion: A New Form of Ocean Habitat Loss

Scientists confirm computer model predictions that oxygen-depleted zones in tropical oceans are expanding, possibly because of climate change

A Beaver May be a Frog's Best Friend

Beavers create habitat where frogs and others may thrive.

Habitat for Humanity has eviction which was the first in Kingston and the first nationally in at least the last five years.

They spent Tuesday night huddled in their car, parked across the street from the place they once called home.
 

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A screenshot from the BBC report.
A screenshot from the BBC report.
Screenshot from BBC report
Critical habitat for Delta smelt.
Critical habitat for Delta smelt.
U.S Department of Fish and Game
A male moose takes a rest in a field during a light rain shower.
A male moose takes a rest in a field during a light rain shower.
Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
A Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
Center for Biological Diversity
Remote surface exploration in regions around the habitat complex is accomplished by using pressurize...
Remote surface exploration in regions around the habitat complex is accomplished by using pressurized rovers. These vehicles would allow the crew to explore beyond the range permitted by their space suits while allowing them to operate in a shirtsleeve environment. Artist concept.
John Frassanito and Associates for NASA
The Venus flytrap is native to the southern U.S. and is still found in protected areas near Wiimingt...
The Venus flytrap is native to the southern U.S. and is still found in protected areas near Wiimington, N. C.
BBC
Brassica oleracea (cabbage) var. capitata in Dojran region  Macedonia is a favored habitat for  Pier...
Brassica oleracea (cabbage) var. capitata in Dojran region, Macedonia is a favored habitat for Pieris brassicae, also called the cabbage butterfly.
Ksenija Putilin
Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers  both their range and total number have collapsed:...
Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers, both their range and total number have collapsed: fewer than 3,500 animals now live in the wild, occupying less than 7 percent of their historical range. Of these, approximately 1,000 are likely to be breeding females.
Tarique Sani

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