Driven by a desire to eliminate pain, some people have shockingly advocated taking the rest of nature with us.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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By unlocking the full potential of rhino ovaries, we hope to produce enough eggs to revive the northern white rhino in the wild.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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"The birds that people find charismatic and lovable are the ones living in the areas being deforested and dried out as the planet warms."
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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The body that represents British zoos says they are facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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As world leaders line up to address the UN biodiversity summit, experts say our future is at stake.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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