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2010-11-16 06:29:25

A new large species of squid has been discovered among several dozens of other types gathered during exploration of the Indian Ocean.

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2010-10-27 08:55:00

Nearly one out of every five vertebrates in the world are currently threatened with extinction--and things would be worse were it not for the efforts of conservationists across the globe--a new study set to be published in the journal Science has discovered.

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2010-09-29 11:00:00

More than one-fifth of the world's plant population could face the threat of extinction.

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2010-06-30 11:39:23

According to a study released on Tuesday, the world's smallest known whale population has dwindled to about 30 individuals, only eight of them females.

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2010-06-24 14:41:28

International Whaling Commission scientists warned recently that a seismic survey in Russia's Far East could push Western North Pacific gray whales closer to extinction.

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2010-03-23 14:00:00

The UN wildlife trade group shot down bids on Tuesday to regulate trade on two species of sharks threatened with extinction from overfishing, setting off backfire from angry conservation activists.

2010-03-18 13:44:14

The world's largest global environmental network announces that more sturgeon species are critically endangered than any other comprehensively assessed group of species.

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2010-03-16 12:45:00

Species of butterflies, beetles and dragonflies are being wiped out across Europe due to destruction of their natural habitats, according to the updated European “Red List” of endangered species Tuesday.

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2010-02-19 07:05:00

Mankind’s closest living relatives -- apes, monkeys, gorillas, and other primates -- are among the world’s most endangered species and are on the brink of extinction unless urgent measures are taken to protect them.

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2009-12-14 13:34:50

A report released Monday at the UN climate summit showed that climate change threatens the survival of dozens of animal species from the emperor penguins to Australian koalas.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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