Marine Scientists Fear For Right Whales After Unprecedented Deaths

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The death of the 13 North Atlantic right whales in the past few months has raised concern over the future of the endangered species, only around 500 of which exist in the world. The latest death was reported from about 160 miles east of Cape Cod by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday…

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How What We Buy Affects Species Across The Globe

The researchers found that U.S. consumption has broad-reaching impacts, with species threat hotspots in Southeast Asia and Madagascar, and even in southern Europe. Hotspots were also found in the Sahel, the east and west coasts of southern Mexico, throughout Central America and Central Asia, and into southern Canada. One of the biggest surprises, however, was that U.S. consumption also caused species threat hotspots in southern Spain and Portugal.

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Sprinting towards extinction: cheetahs number plunge

The felines face a range of problems, all stemming from interactions with society. Aside from kicking them out of their historic range, humans also overhunt their prey, leaving the cheetahs unable to feed themselves. Because the species has such a wide range, it is highly vulnerable to human impacts and to make things even worse, cheetahs have also become popular as “pets.”

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Bees an endangered species?

For the first time ever, bees are now considered an endangered species in the United States. On Friday, the Federal Register publicized the decision classifying seven types of the honey-producing insects endangered, noting that loss of habitat and competition with invasive non-indigenous insects had caused their numbers to dwindle in recent years. According to the Register,…

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