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The Sierra Nevada red fox is now protected and listed as an endangered species

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The Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare California species whose population is dramatically dwindling, has been listed as endangered. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in a news release Monday that the fox ...

Scientists find previously undiscovered species hidden in fossilized poop

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You might think fossilized feces are only full of crap, but new research on one specimen has turned up a hidden treasure: a 230-million-year-old, previously undiscovered beetle species. Named Triamyxa coprolithica,...

Biden administration plans to undo Trump-era curbs to Endangered Species Act protections

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The Biden administration announced on Friday plans to review and revise a handful of Trump-era regulations that critics feared rolled back protections for endangered and threatened species. The reviews, conducted by...

A new armored dinosaur species from the early Jurassic period was discovered in China

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A new dinosaur species from the early Jurassic period was discovered in southwestern China, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal eLife. Scientists originally found remains of an armored dinosaur, wh...

Scientists discover two new marsupial species in Australia

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If you take a walk through the forests of Australia's east coast, you might come across the greater glider -- a possum-sized marsupial with big ears and a long furry tail, that glides from tree to tree. Until last w...

An invasive species of giant lizard has been making its way through the Southeast

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An invasive species of giant lizard is invading the Southeast and threatening native wildlife. The Argentine black and white tegu is a native of South America and eats the eggs of ground-nesting birds, according to ...

US officials say ivory-billed woodpecker, over 20 other species extinct

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It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they’ve exhausted efforts to find these 23. And they warn climate change, on top of other pressures, could m...

2 California condors reproduced asexually, scientists say — a first recorded for that species

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Two captive female California condors each produced a chick asexually years ago -- the only such instances ever recorded for that endangered species, researchers reported Thursday. And while this has been seen in ot...

Hawaii’s stray cats pose major threat to protected species: Why visitors should be cautious

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And for all those planning a visit to The Aloha State this year — whether in the week ahead (National Travel and Tourism Week is May 1-7, 2022) or later in 2022 — this information is useful.  The majority of wild and...

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

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More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant loss. Researchers have taken an important first step toward bee conservation...

NOAA scientists discover a new species of a gelatinous animal in the waters near Puerto Rico

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Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by the National Oceanic and Atmosphe...

A rare species thought to be extinct is clinging to survival, study finds

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A species of tiny chameleons presumed to be extinct due to deforestation has been found, but it is clinging to survival. Up to only 5.5 centimeters (2.2 inches) long, the critically endangered Chapman's pygmy chamel...

This giant waterlily is the biggest in the world — and it’s a newly identified species

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. London An enormous waterlily in London's Royal Botanic Gardens has bee...

Galapagos tortoise species was thought to be extinct until a female loner’s discovery

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. When a small female tortoise was spotted in 2019 on the inaccessible ...

Scientists discover new endangered primate species, with only 260 left

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Scientists have discovered a new primate species in the jungles of Myanmar -- and it's already at risk of extinction. The Popa langur is a type of monkey with a long tail, rings around its eyes, and a crest of fur o...

Nearly two dozen species of birds, fish and other wildlife are set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list

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The ivory-billed woodpecker, along with 22 other species of birds, fish, mussels and other wildlife, is set to be declared extinct and removed from the endangered species list, US federal wildlife officials announce...

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