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New ‘ghost’ scorpion among several species recorded for the first time in Malaysian rainforest

From news.mongabay.com: For the first time ever, scientists have surveyed the rainforest of Penang Hill comprehensively. The 130-million-year old forest is believed to have never been cut before and has remained largely unexplored. Among the exciting discoveries is a potentially new species of “ghost” scorpion, and numerous

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USM team to help list Penang Hill as Unesco reserve

From freemalaysiatoday.com: GEORGE TOWN: Penang Hill will be designated a Unesco reserve in the next few years, thanks to a joint effort by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), an American biological expert and the owners of an eco-tourism attraction there. Leading the team is USM Biology School senior

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Hannah Heaster

10/26/2017 Update by Candace Miller during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Student Argonaut Hannah Heaster is from Salem, West Virgnia and is a student in Doddridge County Schools. She shared her journal entry from the second week of the Penang Hill BioBlitz, when the team joined entomologist

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Tabitha Jones

10/26/2017 Update by Tabitha Jones during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Teacher Argonaut Tabitha Jones is from Pennsboro, West Virginia and teaches in Doddridge County Schools. She shared her journal entry from the second week of the Penang Hill BioBlitz in which she recounts her change in

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Ethiopia’s Sacred Forests Are Shrinking

From OZY.com: Since receiving his forestry degree from Alemaya University of Agriculture in 1992, Wassie has been working to save, restore and expand Ethiopia’s rapidly shrinking church forests. He served as forestry expert at the Ethiopian Ministry of Natural Resources and worked with several nongovernmental organizations before

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Candace Miller

10/22/2017 Update by Candace Miller during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Teacher Argonaut Candace Miller is from Brooklyn, New York. She shared her journal entry from the first week of the Penang Hill BioBlitz in which she recounts her experiences birding, stargazing, surveying ants, and searching for

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Brittany Mason & Sharon Snider

10/22/2017 Update by Brittany Mason & Sharon Snider during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Teacher Argonauts Brittany Mason and Sharon Snider are from Wetzel County Schools in West Virginia. They shared a journal entry from their day surveying the rainforest with the arthropod team. After arriving at

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Travis McCoy

10/22/2017 Update by Travis McCoy during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Student Argonaut Travis McCoy is from Littleton, West Virginia. He shared his journal entry documenting his experience working with the mosquito survey team. Today when I arrived at base camp I learned that I was going

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Penang Hill BioBlitz Argonaut Update – Sharon Snider

10/18/2017 Update by Sharon Snider during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: Teacher Argonaut Sharon Snider is from Metz, West Virginia. We caught up with her on the slopes of Penang Hill while she was supporting the tree canopy research team. View the full update

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Penang Hill BioBlitz: Day 3 Survey Team Updates

10/18/2017 Updates from the canopy and arachnid survey teams during the Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017: The Penang Hill BioBlitz team is already making discoveries after just a couple of days surveying the rainforest. Here are a couple of quick updates from the canopy and arachnid survey teams.

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