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World Changing Ideas 2010

Ten thoughts, trends and technologies that have the power to transform our lives

November 18, 2010 — THE EDITORS, John Pavlus, Tom Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Svoboda, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Matthew L. Wald

SEGA and Sonic step in (briefly) to protect endangered hedgehogs

Britain's beloved hedgehogs are in crisis. Some 50,000 hedgehogs die every year under the wheels of cars and trucks throughout the U.K. That high death rate has had a mighty toll on the cute little creatures: There are now 300,000 fewer hedgehogs in Britain than there were a decade ago...

November 17, 2010 — John Platt

Is salmon farming bad for the oceans?

We are as close to the salmon cages as we can get, telephoto lenses out, video rolling. From our vantage point, fisherman Reid Brown's 45-foot boat the Rebecca and Shelley, we don't see any salmon but the seabirds clamoring around the raised salmon cages are excited about something here in Passamaquoddy Bay on the Bay of Fundy...

November 17, 2010 — Anne Casselman

British crayfish now officially endangered, thanks to killer fungus

Scientists and conservationists from around Europe will gather this week at a conference to discuss how to save the U.K.'s white-clawed crayfish ( Austropotamobius pallipes ) from the fungal plague that is rapidly wiping them out.As I wrote last year, around 95 percent of British crayfish have been killed in the past two decades, victims of imported American signal crayfish ( Pacifastacus leniusculus ), which were introduced into the U.K...

November 16, 2010 — John Platt
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