Wildlife Fight to Survive as Forests Burn (Gallery)
Macaws in flight
March 6th, 2015
From macaws to tapirs, wildlife are struggling to survive as landscapes burn.
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Hiding Out of Sight, Are Sharks Self Aware? (Op-Ed)
Sick sharks get meds
March 5th, 2015
Slipping in and out of view, what are sharks thinking?
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Secret Hideout Helped Penguins Survive the Ice Age
Emperor Penguins in Antartica
March 3rd, 2015
Earth's last ice age was so cold that even Antarctica's emperor penguins had trouble with the chill, a new study finds.
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As Forests Burn, Conservationists Launch Global Wildlife Rescue (Op-Ed)
Maya Biosphere reserve fire damage
March 6th, 2015
As wildfires burn widely, can forests' residents survive?
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Penguins Rapidly Conquered New Zealand After Humans Ate Rivals
yellow-eyed penguins
March 3rd, 2015
Fossils left behind by a penguin that was hunted to extinction reveal a remarkably fast turnover in species occurred after Polynesians settlers wiped out New Zealand's weird island wildlife.
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Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed)
Raw meat sits on a cutting board.
February 28th, 2015
Meat is on the menu, but should it be?
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U.S. 'Pet' Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)
tigers, fun animal facts
February 25th, 2015
Tigers make lousy house pets, and outside of accredited zoos, they are at high risk of abuse — or worse.
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Amid Record-Breaking Poaching, Wildlife Experts Seek to Smash a Black Market
A black rhino carcass with the horn hacked off.
March 5th, 2015
As the outlook for animals like elephants and rhinos turns grim, wildlife experts are seeing some signs of encouragement that the illegal trade of ivory and other animal products is being treated as a serious crime.
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Animal Sex: How Barnacles Do It
close-up of barnacles on rock
March 3rd, 2015
In calm waters, barnacle penises are long and slender, allowing them to reach the maximum amount of partners possible. But wave-exposed, intertidal locales favor stouter penises, which are more easily controlled under turbulent conditions.
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Beach Microbes Starving Baby Sea Turtles of Oxygen
Baby sea turtle, beach microbes
February 26th, 2015
These endangered sea turtles are facing a new threat: sand microbes encouraged by the decomposing eggs.
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