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

… of the Liang Bua rock shelter, where the hobbit remains were unearthed, have drawn a blank. Perhaps that’s because we’ve been looking in the wrong place. In 2006, Michael Gagan at the Australian National University in Canberra and his colleagues visited the cave, and in one dimly lit corner stumbled upon the entrance to a steep passageway. They abseiled down and found a whole new chamber. The team has now excavated the upper layers of sediment in the Liang Bawah cave. They uncovered animal …

Officials to Create ‘Butterfly Highway’ to Save Species | Ecorazzi

By Natalia Lima |May 22, 2015 A lot of people drive daily on I-35 and soon they might be sharing the road with some unusual commuters: Monarch butterflies. The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it wants to build a highway-side corridor for Monarch butterflies in an effort to save the species from possible extinction. The plan is to line I-35, the highway that extends from Mexico to Minnesota, with milkweed, the Monarch’s preferred plant for shelter and food. “Reversing the decline …

Watch your step: Snakes and other venomous critters begin to emerge in Mojave Desert – Havasu News: News

… scorpions, spiders, and lizards are going to become increasingly active. It is this time of year, Mocarski explained, when snakes become quite visible as they spend a good deal of time out during these warm spring days. “During the heat of summer, most rattlesnakes are more active during the evening and will seek shelter during the hottest hours of the day,” he said. “However, many of these creatures are more visible during milder temperatures of daylight in late winter and early …

If Apes Go Extinct, So Could Entire Forests | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

… shelter. It’s a condition known as “empty forest syndrome”—the forest itself may still exist, but its biodiversity levels will crash, leaving it a pale shadow of its former self. Beaune’s study focused specifically on bonobos in a single forest, but he wrote that it has relevance to other ape species such as chimpanzees, gorillas and gibbons, all of which fulfill similar seed-dispersal roles. He suggested that conserving all ape species means also conserving trees, pollinators and the …

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