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Friday, July 17, 2015
Laughing kookaburra among birds in decline: study
Populations of some of Australia's iconic birds -- including the laughing kookaburra, magpie and willie wagtail -- are in decline in parts of the country, according to a report released Wednesday, with habitat loss, feral cats and foxes among the likely threats.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
New Taipei, EPA ignore voices of citizens: groups
Several local civic and environmental organizations yesterday gathered in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 行政院環境保護署) and performed a short play condemning New Taipei City for handing out a "blank answer sheet".................
A simple camera adjustment has helped scientists illuminate the usually undetectable spots on black leopards -- a trick they say will help them tell individual animals apart and aid the animals' conservation.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Residents of Green Island, a small island off Taiwan's eastern coast, reminded tourists Saturday to drive slowly and watch out for land crabs crossing roads as they migrate to the sea to spawn in shallow coastal waters.
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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.
A court settlement has forced New York authorities to allow visits to a long-forbidden island cemetery where nearly a million still-born babies, homeless and impoverished people are interred.
Giant pandas are the new couch potatoes of the animal world, according to a study Thursday that found the bears are just as sluggish as slow-moving sloths.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Malnutrition brings terrible disease to Niger kids
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
An efficient solution to a historic drought, or an environmentally risky pact with the devil? That's the question raised by California farmers who are irrigating their crops with waste water supplied by oil companies, in an arrangement slammed as dangerous by environmental campaigners.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Australia Thursday hailed a United Nations decision to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list as "tremendous," but activists warned more must be done to improve the marine park's health.
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