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Population crash in Kenya: Rare bird gets much, much rarer--but why?

One of the world's most critically endangered birds, Kenya's taita apalis ( Apalis fuscigularis ), has suddenly and inexplicably become much, much rarer, according to BirdLife International.The organization, which has funded research into the species through its Preventing Extinctions Program, says that field work conducted in 2009 and 2010 found almost no taita apalis remaining in Kenya's forests...

October 5, 2010 — John Platt
20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

The Census of Marine Life's decadelong quest to take stock of sea life comes to a close with a slew of new species, population estimates and plenty of big unknowns

October 4, 2010 — Katherine Harmon
20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

The Census of Marine Life's decadelong quest to take stock of sea life comes to a close with a slew of new species, population estimates and plenty of big unknowns

October 4, 2010
How Automakers Can Meet New Fuel Efficiency Standards

How Automakers Can Meet New Fuel Efficiency Standards

The U.S. EPA and DOT argue that if automakers start using more batteries in cars, or make gasoline engines way more efficient, they can meet much higher fuel efficiency standards

October 4, 2010 — Saqib Rahim and ClimateWire

Does the smelly kiwi need deodorant to protect it from predators?

Does the natural mushroom-like smell of the kiwi bird help to make it a tempting target for the predators that are eating it out of existence? One scientist thinks so, and he is proposing a deodorant of some kind to protect the birds from extinction.With all five kiwi species endangered, this is research that you shouldn't turn your nose up at...

September 30, 2010 — John Platt
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