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  • ‘Devastated’: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate change—in the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying island—wiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Jurrasic lion park? We’re apparently going to try to revive extinct cave lions

    04/21/2016 9:15:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is some news that actually cropped up last month which caught my eye, but we haven’t gotten a chance to circle back to it until now. If you’re in the market for one of the more exotic pet options out there you may have the chance to look into getting yourself a Panthera Leo Spelaea, better known as the Eurasian cave lion. Under most circumstances this would seem like a bit of a tall order because the big cat has been extinct for more than 12,000 years. (Some time during the end of the last ice age.) Up until...
  • Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    01/16/2016 6:24:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 89 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 16, 2016 | Michael D. Regan
    A breed of sea snake thought to be extinct for years was recently discovered off the west coast of Australia, another in a string of similar findings among species scientists believed were lost forever. It was the first time the species of snakes was seen in more than 15 years since disappearing from the Timor Sea, according to researchers at Australia's James Cook University who identified the snakes. The discovery of the Short Nose sea snake was confirmed after an Australia Parks and Wildlife officer sent a photo to researchers for identification, the university said. The study's lead author, Blanche...
  • Here are the 10 countries that may not survive the next 20 years

    12/31/2015 11:49:42 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Australian National Review ^ | Dec 28, 2015 | Gabriela Motroc
    Due to a plethora of reasons, there are at least ten countries which may not survive the next 20 years. Although the list concocted by Top Lists remains highly speculative, it is worth knowing which nations may become extinct.
  • 'Extinct' fly spotted in Devon 150 years after last sighting

    07/31/2015 1:09:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | July 31, 2015 14:22 BST | By Sean Martin
    Raphium pectinatum fly was last seen 150 years ago in Surrey(Rob Wolton / Devon Wildlife Trust) ====================================================================================================================== A fly that was thought to have been extinct for more than 150 years has been spotted in Devon. The Raphium pectinatum fly was last officially noted 150 years back in Surrey on 19 July 1868. The green metallic-looking species was thought to have died out shortly after this but naturalist Rob Wolton, a member of the Devon Fly Group and the Dipterists Forum, said he spotted one alive and well in the Devon Wildlife Old Sludge Beds, a wetland reserve on the...
  • Has the word "lie" become extinct?

    02/10/2015 5:26:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-10-15 | Morgan Brittany
    Can we believe anything we hear or read or even see anymore? Is anything real? Has the truth become as outdated as video cassettes and beepers? We have been on a slippery slope for decades, and the new normal seems to be that anyone can make things up or fake something and there are virtually no consequences. When Bill Clinton wagged his finger at the American people, saying, “I want you to listen to me; I gonna say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, I never told anybody to lie, not a single...
  • All Species are Threatened

    09/02/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Probably over 95% of all species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct. It should not be surprising that many species now on earth are headed for the exit door.
  • See? SEE?!? This is why we can't let Democrats run education anymore...

    03/13/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know where this is from, but it has Common Core written all over it...
  • Fresh effort to clone extinct animal

    11/24/2013 7:44:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 November 2013 Last updated at 06:49 ET
    The bucardo became extinct in 2000, but cells from the last animal were frozen in liquid nitrogen. In 2003, a cloned calf was brought to term but died a few minutes after birth. Now, the scientists will test the viability of the female bucardo's 14-year-old preserved cells. The bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, calf born through cloning was an historic event: the first "de-extinction", in which a lost species or sub-species was resurrected.
  • S. Florida Rainbow Snake Declared Extinct, Reward Offered to Prove it is Not

    11/30/2011 1:47:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    reptilechannel.com ^ | 30 Nov 2011 | unattributed
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared in October that the South Florida rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma seminola) is extinct, but the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Snake Conservation think otherwise, and have put up a $500 reward to the first person who can document that the snake is not extinct. Cameron Young, executive director of the Center for Snake Conservation said in a press release that declaring the snake extinct without adequate research is scientifically irresponsible. Young hopes that in offering a reward for valid documentation that the snake is not extinct, the proof will...
  • Africa's Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

    11/10/2011 5:08:13 PM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies
    VOA ^ | 11/10/11 | Lisa Schlein
    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of Africa extinct. In its latest assessment of the situation, the IUCN says two other sub-species of rhinoceros also are close to extinction. Despite the action of conservation programs, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warns many sub-species of rhinos may soon be a thing of the past. The deputy director of IUCN’s Global Species program, Jean-Christophe Vie, tells VOA poaching is the main threat to the survival of the rhinoceros. “People just shooting them to take their horn. So, that is it,"...
  • George Bailey for President

    10/29/2011 12:23:48 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-29-2011 | Tom Thurlow
    Halloween is nearly here, and the next big holiday is Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas. But in our house, Christmas season has already begun, and our family can't get enough of it. We have already begun watching our Christmas DVDs. And since my last viewing of It's A Wonderful Life, I now have a nominee for our next president: George Bailey. Sure, he is a fictional character, but as a country, we have done worse.
  • Snow Leopard Population Discovered in Afghanistan

    07/14/2011 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-14-2011 | Staff
    The Wildlife Conservation Society has discovered a surprisingly healthy population of rare snow leopards living in the mountainous reaches of northeastern Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, according to a new study. The discovery gives hope to the world's most elusive big cat, which calls home to some of the world's tallest mountains. Between 4,500 and 7,500 snow leopards remain in the wild scattered across a dozen countries in Central Asia. The study, which appears in the June 29th issue of the International Journal of Environmental Studies, is by WCS conservationists Anthony Simms, Zalmai Moheb, Salahudin, Hussain Ali, Inayat Ali and Timothy Wood....
  • Borneo rainbow toad seen for 1st time in 87 years

    07/14/2011 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 07-14-2011 | By SEAN YOONG
    Scientists scouring the mountains of Borneo spotted a toad species last seen in 1924 by European explorers and provided the world with the first photographs of the colorful, spindly legged creature, a researcher said Thursday. In recent years, the Washington-based Conservation International placed the Sambas stream toad, also known as the Bornean rainbow toad, on a world "Top 10 Most Wanted Lost Frogs" and voiced fears it might be extinct. Researchers found three of the slender-limbed toads living on trees during a night search last month in a remote mountainous region of Malaysia's eastern Sarawak state in Borneo, said Indraneil...
  • 'Lost' Bats Found Breeding On UK's Isles of Scilly

    06/21/2011 5:52:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 06-19-2011 | Staff + University of Exeter,
    A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for at least 40 years. It was discovered by Dr Fiona Mathews, Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, a postgraduate student and a team from the Wiltshire Bat Group. The Scilly Isles Bat Group called in Dr Mathews and her team to help them find out more about bats on the islands. The researchers set up a radiotracking study, with funding from...
  • Extinct sea cow fossil found in Philippines

    06/06/2011 10:28:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/11 | AFP
    MANILA (AFP) – The bones of an extinct sea cow species that lived about 20 million years ago have been discovered in a cave in the Philippines by a team of Italian scientists, the expedition head said Monday. Several ribs and spine parts of the aquatic mammal were found in February and March in limestone rock above the waters of an underground river on the island of Palawan, said University of Florence geologist Leonardo Piccini. "The fossil is in the rock, in the cave. We cannot remove it and we don't want to extract it. We would like to wait...
  • Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Sighted and Recorded

    04/29/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 04-29-2011 | Naval Research Laboratory
    Dr. Michael Collins, Naval Research Laboratory scientist and bird watcher, has published an article titled "Putative audio recordings of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)" which appears in the March issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The audio recordings were captured in two videos of birds with characteristics consistent with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. This footage was obtained near the Pearl River in Louisiana, where there is a history of unconfirmed reports of this species. During five years of fieldwork, Collins had ten sightings and also heard the characteristic "kent" calls of this species on two occasions. Scientists...
  • Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

    03/22/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 70 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Jason Palmer
    A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers.The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation.The team's mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number of religious respondents and the social motives behind being one.The result, reported at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, US, indicates that religion will all but die out altogether in those countries.The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic,...
  • Back from the dead: One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again

    09/28/2010 11:34:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th September 2010 | David Derbyshire Environment Editor
    Conservationists are overestimating the number of species that have been driven to extinction, scientists have said. A study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well. Some of the more reclusive creatures managed to hide from sight for 80 years only to reappear within four years of being officially named extinct in the wild. The shy okapi – which resembles a cross between a zebra and a giraffe – was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1901. After increasingly rarer sightings, it vanished...
  • Fish Studies Answer Flood Question

    03/09/2009 9:18:57 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,005+ views
    ICR ^ | March 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Fish Studies Answer Flood Question by Brian Thomas, M.S.* According to the Bible, the world before Noah’s Flood, including the oceans, must have been idyllic. That was destroyed by the year-long global deluge, during which the earth’s land mass broke into continents, massive amounts of sediment were deposited and then partially eroded, and new and perhaps deeper oceans became more salty from continental runoff. If this historical picture is accurate, then at least one area of confusion needs to be addressed: How did “saltwater fish” live through all that?...