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Wildlife trafficking on the rise all across Latin America

Wildlife trafficking on the rise all across Latin America

Region’s first conference on the trade hears of growing demand for live and dead animals from world’s most biodiverse continentThe illegal wildlife trade is increasing all across Latin America, the
Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

Heavy rains have helped military contain blazes that have burnt more than 4m hectares of landHeavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for
Bow Down to Holly, Your Fat Bear Week Champion of 2019

Bow Down to Holly, Your Fat Bear Week Champion of 2019

All hail Holly, winner of Fat Bear Week 2019 as well as our hearts. Read more...
Bow Down to Holly, Your Fat Bear Week Champion of 2019

Bow Down to Holly, Your Fat Bear Week Champion of 2019

All hail Holly, winner of Fat Bear Week 2019 as well as our hearts. Read more...
Report Finds Nearly Two-Third of America's Birds Vulnerable to Extinction From Climate Change

Report Finds Nearly Two-Third of America's Birds Vulnerable to Extinction From Climate Change

A new report has found that nearly two-thirds of America’s breeding bird species were moderately to highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Read more...
Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia's ravaged parks | Tom Gardner

Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia's ravaged parks | Tom Gardner

Wildfires and an encroaching population are threatening grasslands that host some of the world’s rarest speciesConservationist Getachew Assefa points across the valley. “It started close to the mist
Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to
In Unprecedented Move, London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout Entire City

In Unprecedented Move, London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout Entire City

Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London. And after shutting down parts of Central London, police banned the group from
The Quiet, Intentional Fires of Northern California

The Quiet, Intentional Fires of Northern California

How the Yurok nation and other indigenous communities use low-intensity burns to shape the landscape and the species that live there.
In the Accelerator over the Sea

In the Accelerator over the Sea

In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with
Stripped bare: Australia's hidden climate crisis

Stripped bare: Australia's hidden climate crisis

An epidemic of land clearing is sabotaging efforts to address climate change. Farming communities are bitterly divided over the issue – but it also has global consequences Continue reading...
How Chaos Will Unfold if Trump Opens the Tongass to Logging

How Chaos Will Unfold if Trump Opens the Tongass to Logging

Tongass National Forest is a massive yet fragile treasure—logging and slicing roads into it will set off horrifying effects that will ripple through the ecosystem.
Scientists Can Now See Stranded Whales From Space

Scientists Can Now See Stranded Whales From Space

Scientists have begun using satellites that can produce high-resolution imagery to monitor whale strandings from space, according to a new study.Read more...
Easter egg hunts land National Trust in a row over Cadbury’s link to rainforest loss

Easter egg hunts land National Trust in a row over Cadbury’s link to rainforest loss

Two women take on heritage organisation over its contract with the chocolate makerIn one corner were two women, a teacher and a graphic designer, from Cambridgeshire. In the other was the guardian of
In the Amazon, deforestation is linked to higher malaria rates

In the Amazon, deforestation is linked to higher malaria rates

Deforestation boosts malaria, while higher malaria rates mean less deforestation.

National Geographic Photographer Andy Mann and Zodiac Collaborate on a Dive Watch

Called the Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation, this blue-hued automatic timepiece fuses marine and everyday influences Though the inner workings remain mostly the same (it’s a retro-shaped 44mm-wide steel
More than 50 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe drought

More than 50 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe drought

Food shortages force animals into nearby areas which then suffer from overcrowding At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious
Shock and gnaw: rat-eating macaques 'stun' scientists

Shock and gnaw: rat-eating macaques 'stun' scientists

Animals act as natural pest control in Malaysia’s vast palm oil plantations, reducing crop losses from rodentsScientists in Malaysia have said they were “stunned” to discover monkeys regularly killing
Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

Forecast suggests rainforest could stop producing enough rain to sustain itself by 2021Soaring deforestation coupled with the destructive policies of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro,
Tagged Russian Eagles Rack up Enormous Cell Phone Bill From Visits to Iran

Tagged Russian Eagles Rack up Enormous Cell Phone Bill From Visits to Iran

A Russian research group ran out of money after the eagles they tagged flew out of range of cell service and then to Iran, resulting in tons of expensive text messages, according to a post on the
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