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IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

Science
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.More than 20 rice, wheat and yam plants have been listed as threatened on the latest version of the IUCN's Red list.The wild plants are being squeezed out by intensive farming, deforestation and urban sprawl, say scientists.Modern crops can be crossbred with their wild cousins to safeguard foods.''To lose them would be a disaster,'' said Dr Nigel Maxted of the University of Birmingham, who is co-chair of the IUCN's specialist group on crop wild relatives.''It would be much more difficult to maintain food security without them.'' Insurance policyCommercial crops have lost genetic diversity. They are vulnerable to the eff...
Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Sports
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second consecutive shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Artem Anisimov's power-play goal off a deflection of Duncan Keith's shot with 5:42 remaining in the third period held as the game-winning goal. Chicago had a four-minute power play after a high-sticking call on Wild forward Luke Kunin. It was the fifth goal of the year for Anisimov, who now has a goal in four straight games. Alex DeBrincat added an empty-net goal with 1:37 remaining. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced. Minnesota nearly scored the game's first goal on the first power play of the night as forward Nino Niederreiter redirected a pass that hit off the left post. Niederreiter raised his arm...
Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jared Goff passed for 292 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley II scored three TDs as the Los Angeles Rams held on for a wild 41-39 victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night at Levi's Stadium. The Rams (2-1) ended a three-game losing streak to the 49ers (0-3), who remained winless under new coach Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco trailed 41-26 late in the fourth quarter, but two touchdowns cut the deficit. Running back Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run pulled the 49ers within 41-39 with 2:13 to go, but the two-point try failed when nose tackle Michael Brockers intercepted Hoyer's deflected pass intended for wide receiver Trent Taylor. Gurley rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, and he caught five passes for 36 yards and ...
Sara Underwood flashes nipples as she gets wet and wild in Greece

Sara Underwood flashes nipples as she gets wet and wild in Greece

Entertainment
The 33-year-old American model has earned an army of fans with her racy adventures around the world.She visits some of the most beautiful destinations imaginable, and then whips her kit off for some sexy photos and videos.Her most recent holiday was to Santorini in Greece, where she looked jaw-dropping in a white swimsuit.The video begins with a close-up of her enviably toned bum as she walks onto a sun-kissed balcony with an amazing view.INSTAGRAM/SARA UNDERWOODSara Underwood teased fans with her see-through outfit in the Instagram video from GreeceBut all eyes are on Sara as she relaxes in the sunshine before things get even steamier.After another close-up of her behind, the camera turns to her front which has inexplicably become wet – resulting in her top becoming see through.Far from b