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Pangolins are one of the planet's most unique and adorable species. The scaly, anteater-like creatures live in parts of Asia and Africa, and there's an entire task forcededicated to their protection. A popular Pokemon character, Sandslash, was even based on these "artichokes on legs." And...
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SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) may face legal action from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after the organization claimed that one of the company's employees participated in several protests using a bogus name. PETA has accused the Orlando, Florida, theme park operator of mistr...
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Life has suddenly gotten easier for the sardine. Federal regulators are not only closing the commercial sardine fishing season early in Oregon, Washington and California, but it will stay closed for more than a year. The decision to shut down the sardine harvest is an effort to build up depleted st...
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Beekeepers across the country report almost a quarter of the estimated 2.4 million commercial colonies have been lost since fall 2006. Colony failure is not unusual year-to-year. Food shortages, weather, pesticide exposures and infestations by pests wipe out significant numbers of colonies every ye...
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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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The Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic archipelago, have put a new twist on the phrase “If you see something, say something.” But it has nothing to do with terrorism. In June, the parliament of the Faroes, an autonomous region owned by Denmark, approved a measure mandating that tourists report sightin...
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The bee: a small insect with a flair for architecture, a sweet harvest and a colossal influence on our lives. It turns out we’ve been taking them a bit for granted. Up until recently, few of us understood the role they play in the running of our planet’s biosphere. That is about to change, if it has...
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BY ELIZABETH PIERSON MAR 19, 2015 More than 1,100 baby sea lions have washed ashore on California's beaches in the past two months. Some believe the sea lions are victims of the warming coastal waters, which are two to six degrees Fahrenheit above average. NOAA scientists say an El Niño climate p...
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It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators. Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars...
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In today’s guest blog for EIA, Save Wild Tigers founder Simon Clinton talks about his abiding passion for the endangered big cats and lifts the lid on several unique fundraising events his initiative has in store throughout the year. I was recently asked, in a live radio interview in Kuala Lumpur w...
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The environmental impacts associated with large scale dams often have significant negative impacts on the environment. The Three Gorges Dam is no different. The creation of the dam and associated reservoir has impacts both upstream from the dam and downstream. It affects species in the area, some en...
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HONG KONG'S HARBOR is a slate-grey stretch of water ringed by skyscrapers and teeming with boats, ferries, million-dollar cruisers and traditional Chinese junks. Beneath the waves, amongst the fish who daily dodge the fishermen's net, lives an astonishing creature. The local pink dolphin is bright...
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There have been five mass extinction events in Earth's history. In the worst one, 250 million years ago, 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover. Nowadays, many scientists are predicting that we're on track for a sixth mass extincti...
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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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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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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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It's often said cockroaches could withstand a nuclear explosion. But another creature, dubbed 'nature's greatest survivor,' is even more invincible, and you've probably never even heard of it. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are some of the most fascinating animals in world because they ca...
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  If you are in Mexico visiting some of the places where this beautiful butterfly migrates every year from all around the world, you have to stick to some important rules to protect them. It's very important because a huge amount of people come to this places to visit the natural landscapes an...
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A large bird known to nest in wetlands along the Santa Ana and Colorado rivers will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials announced Thursday. The western population of yellow-billed cuckoo will be listed as threatened with extinction because its habitats along ri...
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Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) began its 2014 Tour de Turtles (TdT) with a live sea turtle release on July 27th at the Barrier Island Center, located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida. The marathon is a fun and ...
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