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Tree mortality epidemic impacts forests and safety

Sonora - California is facing a fifth year of drought. The drought is affecting both the forest environment as a whole, and also the communities which are now embedded in those forested areas. Ponderosa Pine may largely disappear.

Green Thumbs Up: Interstate 35 to become Monarch Highway

Travelers along Interstate 35, stretching from northern Minnesota to southern Texas, will soon be seeing a lusher more natural scene as they drive along the highway, all because the road is being turned into a pollinators corridor.

Cambodia's tigers are now 'functionally extinct' says WWF

Conservationists conceded on Wednesday that tigers in Cambodia are "functionally extinct" due to poaching and habitat loss, even as they announced a bold plan to reintroduce the magnificent animals back into the wild.

Caring when convenient? A conservation controversy

It takes more than declining population numbers to “threaten” a species. After a lengthy debate U.S. federal authorities determined not to change the status of the greater sage grouse to threatened or endangered.

Severe droughts could lead to loss of butterflies in parts of UK

Changes in the environment, as well as habitat loss are affecting butterflies in Southern Britain to the extent that they could disappear within the next 35 years, according to new research.

Thought to be extinct, the fanged deer of Afghanistan lives on

In 1948 a Danish research team roaming the Northeast brush lands of Afghanistan made the last documented sighting of the Kashmir musk deer. Now, 60 years later, researchers with the WCS have recorded five sightings of this strange, fanged, deer.

Palm oil production's adverse affects on the environment

Palm oil is found in thousands of products we use and consume every day, from bread, and shampoo to multiple items in between. But now, increased consumption has resulted in unwanted side effects to the environment.

European grassland butterfly population declined by 70%

Butterfly Conservation Europe recently concluded the analysis of data from 15 countries, covering 3,000 different sites, and have learned that 17 butterfly species have suffered a 70% loss in population.

Latest research finds ocean diversity threatened

Two studies, both published in Nature on Wednesday, point to a growing crisis in the world's oceans. Diversity is at risk with the finding that global warming is impacting phytoplankton.

48% of primates on brink of extinction, warn conservationists

The IUCN/Primate Specialist Group warned there are 25 primate species in particular danger throughout the world in a report just published in February.

Alberta continues moratorium on annual grizzly bear hunt

The Government of Alberta announced the results of an independent study that tracked Alberta's grizzly bear population. The study has found there are about 581 bears living in the province outside of national parks.
 

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Habitat destruction is one of the major challenges facing control of bee colony collapse.
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