Evolution towards flightlessness has been much more common through history than scientists once thought.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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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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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 world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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A conservation scientist interviewed on the programme says Sir David tells it like it is.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
July 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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