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Vocal neurons encode evolution of frog calls - Science Daily


Science Daily
A study of two closely-related frog species reveals a population of neurons that give rise to the unique mating calls of each species. Published in JNeurosci, the findings suggest that changes in the properties of these cells over the course of ...

Scientists race to name unknown species before biodiversity disappears - Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle
This week, experts are meeting in Medellin, Colombia to discuss what governments can do to tackle the "unprecedented threats" to biodiversity. As a species, we have reshaped our planet in ways that could precipitate an unprecedented extinction crisis.

State Briefs - Winston-Salem Journal


Winston-Salem Journal
5 rare red wolf pups born at N.C. Zoo. ASHEBORO — Five endangered American red wolves were born at the North Carolina Zoo last month. Zoo officials told local media the three females and two males were born April 15. All are healthy and doing well ...

Science and the Endangered Species Act (1995)

Washington - United States

Book by the National Academies Commission on Life Sciences.

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    Science and the Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a far-reaching law that has sparked intense controversies over the use of public lands, the rights of property owners, and economic versus environmental benefits.In this volume a distinguished committee focuses on the science underlying the ESA and offers recommendations for making the act more effective.The committee provides an overview of what scientists know about extinction--and what this understanding means to implementation of the ESA. Habitat--its destruction, conservation, and fundamental importance to the ESA--is explored in detail.The book analyzesConcepts of species--how the term

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