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2013-05-17 23:17:40

Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...

2013-05-17 13:33:37

Dartmouth study contradicts predictions of widespread extinction A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical lizards, contradicting a host of recent studies that predict their widespread extinction in a rapidly warming planet. The findings, which appear in the journal Global Change Biology, offer new hope for survival of a creature thought to be doomed. Most predictions that tropical cold-blooded animals,...

2013-05-15 23:27:33

Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature a three-part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, starting Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature part one, of a three part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species,...

Study Proves Darwin's Theory That Productivity Increases Species Diversity
2013-05-14 06:49:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Charles Darwin predicted that a plot of land growing distantly related grasses would be more productive than a plot with a single species of grass in On The Origin of Species, first published in 1859. Over 150 years later, a new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), reveals Darwin was right; environments containing species that are distantly related to one another are more productive than those containing closely...

2013-05-09 23:50:19

Mosquito Genie® LLC is pleased to introduce the world´s first table-lamp that replaces candle lights and kills mosquitoes. It is all natural, solar-powered and perfect for hotels, restaurants, taverns and residential homes. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 See “How-It-Works”: http://www.mosquito-genie.com/how-it-works/ This is an ideal solution for any outdoor area where human beings can enjoy an out-of-doors experience at the end of the day when the sun...

IUCN Develops New Red List For Endangered Ecosystems
2013-05-09 13:06:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently developing a similar list for the world´s fragile ecosystems. A new study in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, lays out a foundation of criteria for the list and applies these criteria to 20 ecosystems around the world....

Decline In Snowfall Has Negative Impacts On Plants, Animals
2013-05-07 19:29:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Plants and animals that thrive in deep snowfall seasons are having a tough time in recent years as less and less snow drops down its blanket. Scientists writing in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment say the gradual decay of the Northern Hemisphere's snowfall is having an impact on life that depends on it. The seasonal microenvironment that relies on snowfall, known as "subnivium," has an effect on everything...

Shorebirds Could Be Displaced Due To Rising Sea Levels
2013-05-06 15:32:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As climate scientists continue to sound warnings about how the impending sea level rise will impact coastal cities, a group of Australian researchers has found that shorebirds could be feeling squeezed even more than humans. According to the research team´s report in the Proceedings of The Royal Society B (RSPB), a 23 to 40 percent loss of shorebirds´ main feeding grounds could lead to a 70 percent decline in their...


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Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

San Gabriel slender salamander, Batrachoseps gabrieli
2014-02-06 09:49:23

The San Gabriel slender salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and it is found ranging from the San Gabriel Canyon, in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains to Kimbark and Waterman Canyon in the extreme western San Bernardino Mountains. The San Gabriel slender salamander grows to lengths between 1.5 and 2 inches. As its name implies, its small, slim body gives this salamander an almost wormlike...

Garden slender salamander
2014-01-28 09:52:54

The Garden slender salamander (Batrachoseps major) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to southern California and Mexico. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits coastal sage scrub and woodlands, coniferous forests and rocky slopes. The species may also be found in common suburban gardens. The Garden slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.2 to 2.3 inches long from snout to vent. Its tail may measure almost 40% of its entire length. As its common...

Black-bellied Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps nigriventris
2014-01-17 15:33:18

The Black-bellied slender salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California. The slender salamander often inhabits oak woodlands. The species may also be found in mountains, stream surroundings and grasslands. The Black-bellied slender salamander ranges specifically throughout the mountains and valleys of the coast range from southern Monterey County south to the Santa Ana Mountains, including the Tehachapi, Santa Monica...

India Shoebutton Ardisia, Ardisia elliptica
2014-01-17 14:57:17

Ardisia elliptica is an evergreen tree species. The plant is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. It may also be commonly referred to as the Shoebutton ardisia. A. elliptica is a tropical shrub that can grow up to a height of 16 feet. Natural plants growing in forest habitats are recognized by a single stem producing short, perpendicular branches. The leaves are long, leathery and green. Inflorescences or flower clusters are grown in the leaf axils of the branches leaves. Flowers have light...

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