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Eating the wild

Yesterday it was frogs, today it’s turtles that are under threat, mostly from human over-consumption.  So says no less credible a source than the New

A billion frogs on world’s plates

The estimate is derived from UN trade data, but the researchers from Adelaide University in Australia acknowledge considerable uncertainty in the consumption figure.  Why it matters

Coral reef growth is slowest ever

A new report from scientists at the Australian Institute of Marine Science has found that coral growth in the Great Barrier Reef has declined to

The Life of an Antarctic Archipelago

Biological life near Antarctica is apparently flourishing, a study of biodiversity recently reported in the NY Times. Not only did scientists find greater biodiversity than