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This Week’s Green News Roundup

Posted by Richard Conniff on March 8, 2014

Here’s the latest conservation news from The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog.

Biodiversity

Tony Abbott, prime minister of Australia, declares the country will create no new parks under his administration. Scientists, not surprisingly, are outraged. (Conservation Bytes)

Stranger than fiction: Tiny pseudo-scorpions hitch a ride on beetles. (Mongabay)

Why being good for medicine is bad for the humble horseshoe crab…but being obsolete may be worse. (Atlantic)

Wildlife

The orange, cave-dwelling crocodiles of Gabon. (Abanda Expeditions)

The second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds is here. Here are 10 things serious birders should know about the changes. (10,000 Birds)

Where do turtle toddlers disappear to? A mystery solved. (Discover)

Beavers back in the Bronx River. What will the zoopolitan future look like? (Strange Behaviors)

New Research

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