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We, a group of more than 3,700 people, including concerned scientists, citizens from at least 88 countries and Nobel laureates, fundamentally disagree with R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it.” His views expressed are at odds with scientific facts and our moral...
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Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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Ecotourism can provide the critical difference between survival and extinction for endangered animals, according to new research from Griffith University. Using population viability modelling, the Griffith team of Professor Ralf Buckley, Dr Guy Castley and Dr Clare Morrison has developed a method t...
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It’s World Animal Day!  Like we needed an excuse to celebrate the amazing creatures that walk the earth. But what exactly is World Animal Day about? Put simply, it’s ‘to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.’ Wonderful. Here are 9 things y...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Stunning environmental doc Racing Extinction  Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year+, you’re already aware of the latest motion picture project from the team responsible for the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. Though the name has changed (at one time titled Si...
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“I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion. Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want to kill an endangered animal (fewer than 20,000 wild lions in Africa today) but to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with...
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The past five mass extinctions on Earth were caused by large-scale natural disasters like meteors or enormous chains of volcanic eruptions, wiping out between half and 96% of all living species. But the modern mass extinction isn't being caused by a freak act of nature, the researchers say. It's be...
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Human activity has pushed marine life toward a “precipice of major extinction event,” according to a recent study conducted by a team of U.S. scientists. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, warned that unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the damage, the rate of e...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Two recently released studies brought bad news for those living near coastlines around the world. One published in the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change, the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the studies showed that existing computer models might hav...
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Posted by on in Animals
On the roof of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif., in a large plastic tank, a sea otter mother named Abby floats with her adopted pup, known as 671. For up to nine months, Abby will raise her little adoptee, and when 671 is ready, she will be released into a protected inland salt marsh c...
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Posted by on in Animals
Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our blessings t...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Arusha, Tanzania: A recent aerial report has revealed a worrying number of elephant carcasses in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in east Africa. A total of 192 elephant carcasses were counted, of which 117 were in Kenya and 75 in Tanzania. More shocking is that of all the carcass...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
All images courtesy of Eric Vanasse/UGallery In the "Losing Paradise" series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding t...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Long term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide damages bees' ability to forage for pollen – and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit – according to new research published today. The research, conducted at Royal Holloway University of London, monitored bee activity using Rad...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Chimpanzees will take part in a vaccine experiment that, for the first time, aims to help chimpanzees. Researchers at the New Iberia Research Center, a branch of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, plan to inoculate six chimpanzees with a vaccine against Ebola, which is decimating wild ape popul...
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Posted by on in Food
The environmental movement has advised us to reduce our eating of animal products (especially red meat and dairy) or, better still, become vegetarians. For instance, the Australian Conservation Foundation, on its GreenHome website, advises this. So does Beyond Zero Emissions, although it thinks a s...
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Yesterday at a press event in London, two food writers took a bite into the world's most unusual hamburger. Grown meticulously from cow stem cells, the hamburger patty represents the dream (or pipedream) of many animal rights activists and environmentalists. The burger was developed by Physiologist ...
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Posted by on in Animals
Just two year's before his assassination, Julius Caesar brought to Rome one of the world's most astonishing living creatures: a giraffe. The animal was among Caesar's spoils from his campaign in Egypt and according to the Roman writer, Dio, the giraffe, which was arguably the first to ever touch Eur...
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May 18 is Endangered Species Day, an annual holiday introduced by the U.S. Senate in 2006 to raise awareness of endangered plants and animals and "promote species conservation worldwide." Honoring species on the brink of extinction may sound like a bummer, but Endangered Species Day isn't meant...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Authorities have pulled 8,354 hog carcasses from a river that provides drinking water to Shanghai. Locals worry about contamination, but the municipal government has said repeatedly that tap water is safe. BEIJING — The number of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river that provides drinking water to t...
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