Scientists discover new species of coral in Northwest Hawaiian Islands

Scientists have identified seven new species of bamboo coral discovered thousands of feet below the ocean surface. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says six of the seven species may represent entirely new genera, which it called a “remarkable feat,” given the broad classification a genus represents. The coral was discovered in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine
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Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species

The New York TimesGreen Inc.by Kate Galbraith President Obama today asked federal agencies to consult with wildlife biologists over decisions that may affect threatened or endangered species. The memorandum effectively suspends a December 2008 rule issued by the Bush administration, which waived requirements that agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers consult with experts at
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Research Ties Human Acts to Harmful Rates of Species Evolution

By CORNELIA DEAN The New York Times Human actions are increasing the rate of evolutionary change in plants and animals in ways that may hurt their long-term prospects for survival, scientists are reporting. Hunting, commercial fishing and some conservation regulations, like minimum size limits on fish, may all work against species health. The idea that
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