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New Mexico, Arizona gartersnakes now threatened species

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted threatened species status Monday to northern Mexican and narrow-headed gartersnakes, saying the animals in Arizona and New Mexico could otherwise be in danger of extinction. The protection stopped short of the stricter endangered species status for the snakes, but conservationists and government officials said the threatened designation will provide protection while giving them the flexibility in setting regulations. “Protecting …

Why You May Never Need to Buy Another Car | TakePart

Your next car may not be a car. Instead, your smartphone will get you where you need to go, if a novel electric car–sharing service Toyota is launching in Grenoble, France, takes off. Siri, meet Ha:mo. That’s short for Harmonious Mobility, Toyota’s rather Zen name for the service that integrates a koan of a car—a two-seat three-wheeler so minimalist it hardly seems to be a car at all—with Grenoble’s bus and tram service. Plugged into the computer network that manages the city’s …

Why orcas remain in danger of extinction : SCIENCE : Tech Times

Orcas face the danger of extinction from three major fronts, according to sources including a local TV station in Seattle, Wash. Orcas, otherwise known popularly as killer whales (like the one in the Disney movie, “Free Willy”), face the grim prospect of extinction as their numbers decline on three fronts. First, they are some of the most contaminated of all marine mammals on the planet, so scientists and activists are working hard to mitigate the effects of chemical contamination …

Spider Fangs Make Perfect Injection Needles : Discovery News

Nature provides so much for us, especially when we learn from Nature and copy her. The applications are endless. I recently curated an article about the Mantis Shrimp which is a case in point. Check out the article and watch the video that is available when you click on the link.  “For biomedical applications, for example, the spider fang may lead to the design of new infusion techniques, new blood-bypassing instruments and many other life-saving technologies,” said Benny Bar-On, …

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