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Global heating pushes mountain goats into more nocturnal lifestyle

Global heating is pushing mountain goats into a more nocturnal lifestyle that could expose them to more predators, scientists have found.

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The $500,000 fight to protect a Muskoka wetland

Very few of Ontario’s quickly vanishing marshes and swamps are safe from development. A group of citizens managed to preserve one, but they also found deep flaws in the system.

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Some U.S. wolverines to be protected by Endangered Species Act

Officials will add the predators, threatened by climate change and habitat loss in much of the United States, to the Endangered Species List.
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Western gray squirrel placed on endangered list in Washington state

A rare species of gray squirrel has been placed on the endangered list by wildlife officials in Washington state as escalating climate emergency and land overdevelopment rob the rodents of their habitat.


‘Adopt an axolotl’ campaign launches in Mexico to save the species

Academics in Mexico City are asking for donations to protect axolotls, an iconic fish-like type of salamander. The campaign asks people for as little as 600 pesos to virtually adopt one of the tiny “water monsters.”
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Climate change is driving many amphibians toward extinction

A new “gut punch” of a study in the journal Nature shows that more than 40 percent of frogs, salamanders and other amphibian species are at risk of vanishing.
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Scientists say the long-billed curlew is a predictor of prairie health

There’s a stretch of Kim Shade’s ranch in the North Dakota Badlands where he used to look for a peculiar long-billed bird from the seat of his saddle. Now, all he sees there is a road leading to an oil rig.