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Endangered Species Numbers Rising

Endangered Species Numbers Rising

Living in a world of constant urban development while competing with humans for space and resources, many animals have been put on the endangered species list (or have been all together wiped out) in the past century. Extinction and endangerment are not new concepts, and though many groups have rallied together their available resources, species […]

Endangered Species of Big Cat Exhibits Regional Diet Specificity

Endangered Species of Big Cat Exhibits Regional Diet Specificity

Classified as an endangered species, the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) has suffered from a steady reduction in numbers within its natural habitat in the mountains of Central Asia. Snow leopards are sometimes referred to as “mountain ghosts” and are extremely difficult to study because of their stealthy and elusive nature. In an effort to shed […]

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

According to a recent study in the journal Science, over 75 percent of Earth’s big carnivores are suffering major declines in their numbers that could result in their extinction unless efforts are taken to preserve them. These animals include bears, dingoes, wolves, and lions. Humans are behind many of the reasons for the startling decline […]

Big Cat Fossils Suggest Central Asian Origins of the Species

Big Cat Fossils Suggest Central Asian Origins of the Species

The oldest fossils of a big cat species have been discovered in Tibet, and suggest that big cats originated in central Asia, not Africa. The fossilized fragments of a skull have been compared to the skulls of modern-day snow leopards, though DNA evidence might eventually suggest otherwise. Though partially crushed, the big cat skull was […]

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  • Phoenix Suns Playoff Hopes Ends With Promising Future April 16, 2014
    A year ago, the Phoenix Suns had the worst record in the Western Conference and the fourth worst record in the entire NBA. As a result, not many expected them to have a good season. As a result, the Suns  put in a solid season showcasing they have a promising future, but unfortunately their playoff […]
    Simon Mounsey
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    Health experts report that deaths from the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa are slowing, which is a sign that the latest outbreak of the deadly virus may finally be getting under control. The current outbreak has killed more than 120 people and, unlike previous outbreaks, has spread beyond the forested rural villages into a […]
    Dyanne Weiss
  • Ukraine and the Spillover Effect April 16, 2014
    Worries over Ukraine tend to focus on the very immediate concerns of the conflict. These include potential economic downturns, the increasing influence of Russia in the world, and most obviously, the potential for Ukraine to be invaded aggressively by Russia, among many others. However, these concerns are part of what should be greater worries about […]
    Brett Byers-Lane
  • 100 Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Terrorists: Nigeria April 16, 2014
    Boko Haram Islamist group entered a government secondary school in Nigeria heavily armed, in a night raid and abducted more than 100 schoolgirls. Boko Haram Islamists are a known affiliate of al Qaeda militants in the Sahara. The group has made no statement as of yet after the terrorists kidnapped the 100 schoolgirls. Boko Haram, […]
    Jabar Morarend
  • Clemson Kicks Nephew of NFL Great Jim Kelly off Team April 16, 2014
    Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney has kicked redshirt sophomore quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of former NFL great Jim Kelly, off the team for conduct issues, Swinney announced Monday. According to reports, Kelly has exhibited a pattern of behavior inconsistent with the aim of the Clemson program. The departure of star quarterback Tajh Boyd […]
    Rick Sarlat

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