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This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia. There, on a single mountain range located 1,100 meters above sea level, scientists have recently found what may be the last few white lemuroid ringtail possums (Hemibelideus lemuroides), a species that was all but wiped out by a heat wave in 2005.

September 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires

Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires

Oh what a difference a few years makes. Just four years ago, the rare California shrub known as the Indian Knob mountain balm (Eriodictyon altissimum) was poised to drop off the endangered species list after the threats to its existence had mostly been abated.

December 12, 2013 — John R. Platt
Major Flooding Inundates Drought-Stricken Colorado Cities

Major Flooding Inundates Drought-Stricken Colorado Cities

LONGMONT, Colo.—Three days of soaking rain in Colorado have unleashed damaging floods in and around Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs and isolated some towns in the foothills of the Rockies.

September 12, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

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