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Half of Earth's Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds
lioness
September 30th, 2014
The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund's newly released Living Planet Report.
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As Sharks Disappear, So Could Shark Week​ (Op-Ed)
sharks, shark week, endangered species
August 13th, 2014
Shark Week can be terrifying, but sharks have much more to fear than we do.
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Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots
River turtle hatchling
September 17th, 2014
Some turtles and their young talk — albeit at low frequencies.
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50
wilderness act, grizzly bears, protections
September 3rd, 2014
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
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New York's Power to Fight Illegal Ivory (Op-Ed)
ivory bust, poaching, elephants
August 12th, 2014
Just in time for World Elephant Day (Aug. 12), New York today banned the sale of ivory in the state.
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Only Zookeepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)
Zookeeper Nora Beirne feeds red panda
July 22nd, 2014
Zookeepers have an interesting job — some days you cuddle with endangered species, others you just try not to get bitten.
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As Arctic Melts, Shipping Traffic Blasts Wildlife (Op-Ed)
The sun setting over a field of broken sea ice, or frozen seawater that floats on the ocean, in Antarctica.
September 9th, 2014
Arctic traffic is jamming marine wlidlife.
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A Centenary for the Last Passenger Pigeon (Op-Ed)
Passenger pigeon painting by naturalist and artist John James Audubon
August 30th, 2014
On the one-hundredth anniversary of the last passenger pigeon's death, reflections on the loss of darkened skies.
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Even Zookeepers Have Their Favorites (Op-Ed)
California sea lion
July 25th, 2014
As a zookeeper, sometimes you get to pick favorites (but don't tell the monkeys).
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