Category Archives: overpopulation

Attenborough’s greatest wildlife encounters online


Sir David Attenborough, nature documentary host extraordinaire, has selected his “most favourite moments” filmed with wild animals for online release. Check out the story and links here.

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How to talk to complete idiots


Must read column here by Mark Morford of the SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Darwin, evil, and God


I thoroughly enjoyed a lecture yesterday by Elliot Sober, philosopher and evolutionary scholar at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Sober delivered an invited seminar as part of our year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin‘s birth and … Continue reading

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Biofuel increase expected to exacerbate Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”


Excellent summary of the issue presented by Robert F. Service of ScienceNOW Daily News. Image source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Will cheetahs return to India?


After a decade’s long absence, is it time to reintroduce cheetahs to India?

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late blight killing U.S. potatoes and tomatoes


Potato, potata – however you pronounce it, some of our beloved crops are in danger this year as a rapid and early outbreak of “late blight” has taken hold in the eastern U.S. This is a fungal infection – the … Continue reading

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The Wildlifer – winter 2009 issue


Issue 348 | Winter 2009 Time to Weigh in on Wildlife Conservation Policy Following the 2008 general election there will likely be major changes coming in government policy. It’s extremely important for TWS staff, Sections, Chapters, and individual members to … Continue reading

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Songbirds are faster than we thought!


Cool new research indicates that songbirds can really turn on the afterburners while on migration, and cover much more ground in a night than previously thought. York University’s Bridget Stutchbury and colleagues attached GPS monitoring backpacks to 34 Wood Thrushes … Continue reading

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Ocean CO2 increase and coral bleaching


At least 150 oceanographers are going public with a statement that elevated CO2 levels in the atmosphere are in part responsible for widespread decline of corals worldwide. The culprit? Absorption of CO2 by seawater acidifies the water over time, leading … Continue reading

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Cutting down on cutting down the Amazon


Interesting development here on efforts from the Brazilian government to seek international buy-in on conservation in the Amazon.

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Some UK seabirds did well this year


As reported earlier this season, seabird colonies in the UK have really been having a tough go as of late, with widespread reproductive failure. But a bit of good news is always welcome, and the latest update from monitoring in … Continue reading

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Science education a global concern


Apparently, we continue to export some of the most disturbing “made in America” phenomena around the globe, and it’s a depressing trend.  While the intelligent design/creationist crowd works to gain a toehold among European voters, the landscape is apparently becoming … Continue reading

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Too much, too many people, too much.


ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — It’s a 500-pound gorilla that Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, sees standing on the speaker’s dais at political rallies, debates and … Continue reading

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