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The coywolves of Albemarle County: A new species that calls the area home

… that has recently arrived in Virginia—the coywolf. Also called the eastern coyote, the coywolf is a hybrid of western coyotes and eastern timber wolves, and it may represent an entirely new species. For most of human history, wolves have been feared and hated. They ate livestock and occasionally attacked humans. Virginia’s first government bounty on wolves was enacted at Jamestown in 1632. As settlers moved west, the slaughter accompanied them across the continent and bounties continued to …

Extinction Means Less Mammal Poop To Fertilize The Earth

… fecal matter that fertilizes naturally barren areas. The loss of these fertilized ecosystems could in turn hurt humans. The researchers pointed out that restoring whale populations could increase the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide and help reduce global warming. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Extinction Means Less Mammal Poop To Fertilize The Earth : Science : Headlines & Global News …

Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… permanently change the dynamics. You can’t go back.” The study, which was released Monday and is to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at extinctions in North and South America since humans arrived about 15,000 years ago. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows – SFGate …

Frodo’s basement: Secret chamber found where hobbit humans lived 

… bones, along with stone tools that are few centuries or millennia old, probably left there by modern humans. But deeper, older layers in the chamber could contain H. floresiensis remains, they say. “Who knows what amazing ancient bones could be buried there?” says Gagan. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Frodo’s basement: Secret chamber found where hobbit humans lived | New Scientist …

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