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Scientists Find 120 Million-Year-Old Reptile Eggs In China

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June 7, 2014
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It's believed the eggs belong to the ancient pterosaur, which scientists say roamed the Earth during the Cretaceous period. Video provided by Newsy


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One in Five Reptiles Threatened With Extinction, Says Study

One in Five Reptiles Threatened With Extinction, Says Study

Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) — A landmark study has concluded that almost one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction. The more than 200 world experts involved in the study say loss of habitat is the driving force behind the plummeting reptile populations but that overcoming the problem should not be beyond mankind.
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Conservationists Rally to Aid of Rare Guatemalan Turtle

Conservationists Rally to Aid of Rare Guatemalan Turtle

Reuters (Apr. 9, 2012) — Conservations groups in Guatemala are rallying to the aid of the endangered Central American river turtle, the victim of poaching and habitat loss. Also known as the "white turtle", the reptile's meat and eggs are sought after by poachers, even in officially protected areas like the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
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Scientists Say Earliest Snakes Lived Alongside The Dinosaurs

Scientists Say Earliest Snakes Lived Alongside The Dinosaurs

Newsy (Jan. 28, 2015) — Wrongly categorized as lizard fossils, snake fossils now show the reptile could have developed earlier than we thought — 70 million years earlier. Video provided by Newsy
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Yangtze River

Yangtze River

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. National Geographic Young Explorer Trip Jennings and a group of international scientists, conservationists and river enthusiasts raft 120 miles of the Yangtze’s Great Bend for what may be the last time. The team hopes the seven day journey will bring national attention to this threatened wonder before the flow of development slows the rushing waters.
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