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Climate change may push the US toward the 'goldilocks zone' for West Nile virus

Spring rain, summer drought, and heat created ideal conditions for mosquitoes to spread the West Nile virus through Colorado last year, experts have said.

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Sorry to bug you, but insects are in decline

We hear that pollinators are in dire straits while harmful, invasive insects seem to be proliferating. But how are all the other bugs doing?
The alarming case of the missing insects
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The alarming case of the missing insects

A pair of researchers found evidence that the insect population in a Puerto Rican rain forest was in free fall. But another team wasn’t so sure.
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‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss
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‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this "one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

The day of reckoning isn’t in the future. It is now.

Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or Diablo winds blow hot and dry, making tinder out of trees and bushes that have been baking all summer long.

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19 Western species won’t receive federal protections.

The animals range from minuscule Nevada mollusks to dwindling Pacific walruses.

On Oct. 4, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that 25 animals were not warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Nineteen of those species — ranging from a sooty-colored woodpecker that hunts beetles in burned forests, to tiny snails found only in a few isolated springs in the Great Basin desert — live in the West. In no case did the Service find the species’ numbers to be increasing at this time; still, the Service concluded that none were in danger of disappearing altogether in the future. Here are the Western species that didn’t make the cut:

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Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.
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Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Great, great grandson of Charles Darwin says we must change our diet to prevent more wildlife dying off.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction

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