Science News Tidbits: Biology

U.S. will not help Jaguars; Home Aquariums Hurt Corals; Life-saving Plants Going Extinct;

U.S. opts out of jaguar recovery plan from PhysOrg.com
The U.S. government has opted out of a recovery plan for jaguars, one of the largest and rarest cat species in North America.

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Rare coral sold for fish tanks from PhysOrg.com
British customs officials say the rising popularity of home reef aquariums is boosting an illegal trade in endangered live coral from around the world.

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Life-saving plants at risk of extinction from PhysOrg.com
Hundreds of plants used to produce more than 50 percent of the world’s prescription drugs are at risk of becoming extinct, researchers say.

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