AMTRAK. Multiple casualties after train derails near Tacoma, Washington. Notice: “Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were approximately 78 passengers and five crew members...Show More Summary
Note: Much larger version HERE. This is a shot captured by wildlife photographer Inger Vandyke of an elusive snow leopard stalking some Bharal (aka Himalayan blue sheep, actually a species of goat). Can you spot it? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: its head is visible just left of the red rock that's left of the cliff edge, about halfway up. Show More Summary
There's a good reason it's so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal is not only a master of stealth, it also sports a patterned fur coat that turns it nearly invisible in its natural habitat. Can you find the big cat sneaking up on its prey in this amazing photo by wildlife photographer Inger Vandyke? More »
Things have been rough since Netflix stripped me of the ability to forget the ills of the world by retreating to Dillon, Texas, so thank God the Bronx Zoo has a new, fluffy GHOST CAT. She is a baby snow leopard, she is adorable, and I am in love. [ more › ]
A baby snow leopard made its debut this week at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The cub is the second generation of offspring of a famous snow leopard named Leo, who was brought to the U.S. in 2006 from Pakistan. (Oct. 26)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has altered the status of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) from “endangered” to “vulnerable” (http://doi.org/cd8d). The decision was based on the animal's estimated population, which in my view is unrealistic. This change in status
Joseph Sirosh shares a story about a volunteer’s dilemma, an engineer’s ingenuity, and how AI, cloud, data, and devices came together to save snow leopards. Continue reading Will AI help save the snow leopard?.
The week in science: 15–21 September 2017.
The animals have been reclassified as vulnerable by a leading conservationist group, but poaching and habitat loss still threaten their populations.
The snow leopard (the large cat, not Apple’s Mac OS) has officially been downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” Preservation efforts are paying off, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), […] The post Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered, Still Threatened appeared first on Geek.com.
But it's too soon to put on our party hats.
Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "Critically Endangered."
Snow leopards have been a symbol of endangered species for years, and have made memorable appearances in the Planet Earth series and other nature documentaries, and a memorable non-appearance in Peter Matthiessen's National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard, about the efforts of biologist George Schaller. Show More Summary
The elusive snow leopard—long considered an endangered species—has been upgraded to "vulnerable," international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
Snow leopards could soon come off the "endangered" list, but while that looks like a win the move could make it harder to drum up support for protective measures
We learned more from producer Roy Conli, but don't check this out until you've seen the adorable documentary.
The latest WikiLeaks "Vault 7" data dump demonstrates a pair of exploits developed in 2011 for Apple's Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems, that still require root access to install.