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3 years 8 months ago

New invader in Colorado waterways

First it was zebra mussels, then quagga mussels--now comes a new invader to Colorado lakes and streams--New Zealand mudsnails. The Colorado Division of Wildlife reports that the aquatic nuisance species was discovered at South Delaney Butte Lake in Jackson County. "The New Zealand mudsnail competes with our native...

3 years 11 months ago

Scientists find new species in New Guinea

Scientists are reporting the discovery of a host of new species, including a tiny frog nicknamed Pinocchio. An international team of researchers faced torrential rain, flooding and lots of mud as they conducted a biological survey in the Foja Mountains on the western side of the island of New...

4 years 5 months ago

Over 17,000 species threatened by extinction

A rare Panamanian tree frog, a rodent from Madagascar and two lizards found only in the Philippines are among over 17,000 species threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group said Tuesday. The Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog, only discovered four years ago, is one of 1,895 amphibian species that could...

4 years 6 months ago

Shovelnose sturgeon proposed for listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federal protection for the shovelnose sturgeon to help protect the endangered pallid sturgeon. The agency says anglers accidentally harvest the pallid sturgeon when they're seeking the more plentiful shovelnose sturgeon, which is valued for its roe, sold as caviar. Fewer than 40...

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