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Biofuels displace indigenous people

Biofuels displace indigenous people Biofuels displace indigenous people Justin Bergman Associated Press May 15, 2007 Indigenous people are being pushed off their lands to make way for an expansion of…

New species of hummingbird discovered in Colombia

New species of hummingbird discovered in Colombia New species of hummingbird discovered in Colombia mongabay.com May 15, 2007 Ornithologists have discovered a previously unknown blue-and-green-throated hummingbird species in a cloud…

20-40% of U.S. bees have disappeared

20-40% of U.S. bees have disappeared 20-40% of U.S. bees have disappeared mongabay.com May 14, 2007 Known and unknown ailments have killed 20 to 40 percent of bee colonies across…

‘Green’ dams could reduce GHG emissions

"Green" dams could reduce GHG emissions "Green" dams could reduce GHG emissions mongabay.com May 14, 2007 Scientists in Brazil have developed a way to reduce greenhouse emissions from large hydro-electric…

Why poison dart frogs are poisonous

Why poison dart frogs are poisonous Why poison dart frogs are poisonous Mites are the primary source of poison arrow frog toxins mongabay.com May 14, 2007 Mites -- not ants…

Canada’s boreal forest must be saved

Canada's boreal forest must be saved Canada's boreal forest must be saved Ecosystem stores 27 years of CO2 emissions mongabay.com May 14, 2007 At a conference Monday, 1500 prominent scientists…

Sex differences fuel evolution

Sex differences fuel evolution Sex differences fuel evolution Harvard University May 10, 2007 Some Caribbean lizards' strong sexual dimorphism allows them to colonize much larger niches and habitats than they…