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NIAID-Supported Scientists Discover Origin Of HIV-1
NIAID-supported scientists report that they have discovered the origin of HIV-1, the virus responsible for the global AIDS pandemic. (1999-01-31)
Have DNA lab, will travel: mobile unit first of its kind
In a facility believed to be the first of its kind, a mobile laboratory used to collect DNA material from endangered species is now in operation at Texas A&M University. (2001-03-01)
Smithsonian scientists working to save microscopic threatened species
The Smithsonian's National Zoo recently acquired 12,000 new animals -- microscopic Elkhorn coral larvae harvested by National Zoo scientists in Puerto Rico -- as part of an international collaborative program to raise the threatened species. (2007-09-26)
Freshwater mussels discovered in urban Delaware river
Scientists working with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Academy of Natural Sciences have made an important discovery in the Delaware River between Chester, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey: beds of freshwater mussels. (2010-11-30)
Wildlife monitoring cameras click jaguar and ocelot photos
Automated trail cameras set up by a University of Arizona research team have snapped pictures of a male jaguar and a male ocelot roaming the rugged Southern Arizona landscape. (2013-01-08)
Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals
The number of living Florida panthers has grown from a previously estimated 30 to a recently counted 87 as a result of a controversial breeding effort to improve the genetic health of the endangered and inbred animals, according to a new assessment. (2005-08-18)
Why bats, rats and cats store different amounts of fat
Why different animals carry different amounts of fat depends on how they have solved the problem of avoiding both starving to death and being killed by predators, new research from the University of Bristol suggests. (2012-01-20)
Prehistoric decline of freshwater mussels tied to large-scale maize cultivation
USDA Forest Service (FS) research suggests that a decline in the abundance of freshwater mussels about 1000 years ago may have been caused the large-scale cultivation of maize by Native Americans. (2005-06-07)
Lone whales shout to overcome noise
Just like people in a bar or other noisy location, North American right whales increase the volume of their calls as environmental noise increases; and just like humans, at a certain point, it may become too costly to continue to shout, according to marine and acoustic scientists. (2010-07-06)
Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection?
A decision by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the US Endangered Species Act may be made as early as this fall. (2016-07-27)
Captive hyenas outfox wild relatives
When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren. (2013-01-07)
Bamboo-loving giant pandas also have a sweet tooth
Despite the popular conception of giant pandas as continually chomping on bamboo to fulfill a voracious appetite for this reedy grass, new research from the Monell Center reveals that this highly endangered species also has a sweet tooth. (2014-03-26)
A new species of a tiny freshwater snail collected from a mountainous spring in Greece
A new minute freshwater snail species belonging to the genus Daphniola was found by a researcher from University of Athens in a spring on Mt. (2011-11-01)
Genome projects launched for three extreme-environment animals
BGI-Shenzhen, in association with other research institutes, has launched three new genome projects that focus on animals living in extreme environments: the polar bear, the emperor penguin, and the Tibetan antelope. (2009-04-26)
Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird
A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. (2015-06-16)
Robust rattan palm assessed as Endangered, new Species Conservation Profile shows
An African rattan palm species has recently been assessed as Endangered, according to the IUCN Red List criteria. (2017-01-16)
Native orchid protection and conservation subject of new AgriLife Research study
Navasota ladies'-tresses, a wild orchid native to East and Central Texas, has been listed as an endangered plant species for three decades, but two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are trying to help the flower (2012-12-21)
New hope for Borneo's orangutans despite climate change and deforestation threats
New conservation research has discovered that up to 74-percent of current orangutan habitat in Borneo could become unsuitable for this endangered species due to 21st century climate or land-cover changes. (2015-01-06)
Lemur 'Juliet' may be new subspecies; no mate for 'Romeo'
Duke University primatologists who have just returned from an expedition to capture a mate for a rare lemur (1999-11-02)
New genetic evidence confirms coyote migration route to Virginia and hybridization with wolves
Changes in North American ecosystems over the past 150 years have caused coyotes to move from their native habitats in the plains and southwestern deserts of North America to habitats throughout the United States. (2011-10-25)
Big data shows how what we buy affects endangered species
We don't have to snuff out species when we eat a hamburger or buy a tee-shirt -- if we know how our consumption affects endangered and threatened species. (2017-01-04)
A critically endangered beauty: The passion flower Passiflora kwangtungensis
The Chinese passion vine species Passiflora kwangtungensis strikes with the beauty of its clusters of white-greenish flowers and its small round fruit. (2013-06-12)
A potential breeding site of a Miocene era baleen whale
Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. (2017-08-22)
WSU researcher sees how forests thrive after fires and volcanoes
Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity. (2012-08-06)
Great white shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds
The great white shark is not endangered in the eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher. (2014-06-16)
New study provides global analysis of seagrass extinction risk
A team of 21 researchers from 11 nations has completed the first-ever study of the risk of extinction for individual seagrass species around the world. (2011-05-25)
UTIA project named Project of the Year for DoD Environmental Security Technology
A project to identify and track threatened, endangered and at-risk avian species on US Department of Defense (DoD) facilities has been named the DoD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) project of the year for 2016. (2017-02-09)
Breeding programs should incorporate mate choice
The breeding programs widely used to supplement fisheries and conserve endangered species may be flawed. (2002-09-24)
Paternity testing helps fill in family tree for Puget Sound's killer whales
In a study published online this month in the Journal of Heredity, NOAA researchers and others, using DNA testing to fill in a missing link in the lives of killer whales that seasonally visit Washington's Puget Sound, have discovered that some of the progeny they studied were the result of matings within the same social subgroups, or pods, that are part of the overall population. (2011-07-21)
Texas A&M scientists clone world's first deer
In what is believed to be the first success of its kind, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University have cloned a white-tailed deer. (2003-12-22)
The mysterious scarab beetles: 2 new species of the endangered ancient genus Gyronotus
Famous as the sacred beetles of ancient Egypt the scarab beetle group in fact represents much greater diversity around the globe. (2013-10-22)
NMSU researcher tallies cost for silvery minnow habitat
A New Mexico State University scientist's new economic analysis of the cost to keep the Rio Grande flowing for the endangered silvery minnow found that Albuquerque residents and some central New Mexico agricultural users do suffer, while other water users downstream benefit. (2003-05-08)
New iPad, iPhone app helps mariners avoid endangered right whales
Mariners along the US east coast can now download a new iPad and iPhone application that warns them when they enter areas of high risk of collision with critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. (2012-04-05)
Natural disasters pose grave threat to planet's last Javan rhinos
The world's only population of Javan rhinoceros, already under severe threat from poaching, could go extinct in the future due to natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. (2017-05-09)
How a little bit of cold can kill a big manatee, and what it might mean for the species
Why water cooled to just 68 degrees Fahrenheit can kill massive Florida manatees has always been a mystery. (2003-08-04)
Gecko clearance sale
Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six million of these ended up on the German market. (2016-07-12)
Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century. (2017-06-07)
North American environmental commission launches trinational vaquita conservation plan
Tri-national cooperation key to rescuing the vaquita, a small porpoise exclusively found in the Upper Gulf of California, currently the planet's most-endangered marine mammal. (2008-10-28)
Otters learn by copying each other
Otters can learn how to solve puzzles by watching and copying each other, new research shows. (2017-08-29)
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