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The World Day of Homeless Animals is considered not a holiday, but an occasion to address the problem of homeless animals, to tell a maximum quantity of people about their tragic destiny. The problem to which it draws attention is felt sharply here in Russia.

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As more of Southeast Asia’s natural forests are cleared and converted into plantations for growing oil palm, rubber and other tree crops, a Duke University-led study finds that 42 percent of species endemic to the region’s forests face a much higher risk of extinction from habitat loss than previously thought.

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For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from UNC-Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated areas.

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