“so it’s not all gloom and doom.” http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131125-iucn-red-list-endangered-species-okapi-leatherback-science/
“The bucardo became extinct in 2000, but cells from the last animal were frozen in liquid nitrogen.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25052233
“[…] protected areas can only fulfil their role in reducing biodiversity loss if they are effectively managed — in many cases these areas protect species that cannot be found anywhere else” http://www.iucn.org/?14008/Scientists-identify-the-worlds-most-irreplaceable-protected-areas
“While the overarching issue is simple — chemicals used on crops kill bees — the details of the problem are increasingly more complex” http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html
lead, arsenic, selenium, chromium, cadmium, pcbs and acidic sludge from ore smelting and processing benzene, styrene, toluene, xylene, pesticides and cyanides from wood treatment, coal gasification. herbicides, pesticides and vocs including xylene and toluene.
UT excerpts: chub, bonytail chub, humpback chub, virgin river crane, whooping ferret, black-footed flycatcher, southwestern willow owl, mexican spotted prairie dog, utah sucker, june tortoise, desert (outside/taken from sonoran desert)
Dr Kaneko said that, “In this way, scientists will be able to obtain genetic information more easily, which means we could help to preserve endangered animal species. This may sound like a dream, but we could in future take genetic information into space.” http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195834/japan-creates-sperm-bank-endangered-species#.Un7_1hZzNUQ
(…) A WILDERNESS IS IN CONTRAST WITH THOSE AREAS WHERE MAN AND HIS OWN WORKS DOMINATE THE LANDSCAPE, IS HEREBY RECOGNIZED AS AN AREA WHERE THE EARTH AND ITS COMMUNITY OF LIFE ARE UNTRAMMELED BY MAN, WHERE MAN HIMSELF IS A VISITOR WHO DOES NOT REMAIN. AN AREA OF WILDERNESS IS FURTHER DEFINED TO MEAN IN THIS ACT AN AREA OF UNDEVELOPED FEDERAL LAND RETAINING ITS PRIMEVAL CHARACTER AND INFLUENCE, WITHOUT PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS OR HUMAN HABITATION, WHICH IS PROTECTED AND MANAGED SO AS TO PRESERVE ITS NATURAL CONDITIONS AND WHICH (1) GENERALLY APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED PRIMARILY BY THE…