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Exotic frogs found in Colombian Eden

via MSNBC | GNN staff | Sun March 01, 2009
A treasure trove of potential new species has been uncovered in a modern-day Garden of Eden in Colombia, scientists announced Monday.

Global fiscal stimulus funds could jump-start world economy—UN report

via UN News Centre | GNN staff | Tue February 17, 2009
Investing one-third of the roughly $2.5 trillion planned stimulus funds in "greening" the global economy will give a large boost to efforts to lift the world out of recession, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today.

Rare Pink Iguana Evaded Darwin

via Discovery News | GNN staff | Sun January 18, 2009
When English naturalist Charles Darwin explored the Galapagos Islands in the early 1800s, he, and countless scientists since, overlooked a hefty pink iguana.

Hundreds of New Marine Species Found

via Discovery News | Wed October 08, 2008
Deep in the sea, scientists count 274 new species of fish, corals and more.

Hundreds of New Creatures Found on Australian Reefs

via MyFox Atlanta | GNN staff | Wed September 24, 2008
Marine scientists have discovered hundreds of new animal species on reefs in Australian waters, including brilliant soft corals and tiny crustaceans, according to findings released Thursday.

Extinct tortoise ‘can live again’

via BBC | Mon September 22, 2008
Careful cross-breeding could bring an extinct species of Galapagos tortoise back into existence, scientists suggest.

113 New Sharks and Rays Announced in Australia

via National Geographic | Mon September 22, 2008
Identified by DNA evidence, the newly named fish increase Australia's known shark and ray species by a third.

New Iguana Species Revealed

via Discovery News | Tue September 16, 2008
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA from 61 iguanas reveals a new species.

New giant clam species found

via BBC | Wed September 03, 2008
A new species of giant clam has been discovered in the Red Sea, scientists report in Current Biology journal.

More than 100,000 rare gorillas found in Congo

via CNN | Wed August 27, 2008
An estimated 125,000 Western lowland gorillas are living in a swamp in equatorial Africa, researchers reported Tuesday, double the number of the endangered primates thought to survive worldwide.

Little robin from Gabon is world’s newest species

via ENN | Sat August 16, 2008
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A red-breasted bird discovered by accident in the forests of Gabon is a new species, U.S. scientists said on Friday. They have named the little bird the olive-backed forest robin, or Stiphrornis pyrrholaemus, but say they know little about it yet.

Pacific dives recover novel fish

via BBC | Fri August 15, 2008
Marine biologists being filmed for a BBC TV series see an astonishing 13 new fish species on an expedition in the Pacific.

Spaghetti-Thin Snake Is World’s Smallest

via Discovery News | Mon August 04, 2008
A snake as thin as spaghetti that can rest on a U.S. quarter may be the world's smallest.

First Lungless Frog Found

via National Geographic | Tue April 08, 2008
The Indonesian amphibian may have evolved to respire through its skin as an adaptation to its cold, fast-moving stream habitat, a new study says.

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