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How Two Women Brought a Sea Change to Conservation (Op-Ed)
women, conservation, women in science
March 28th, 2014
From uncovering the graceful dances of fiddler crabs to innovating for the study of fish anatomy, women trailblazers helped guide conservation research in the last century.
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Stepping up Conservation in Fiji — in Stilettos (Op-Ed)
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March 12th, 2014
A rising star in marine conservation tells how she gave up her muddy boots for a scuba suit to protect coastal fisheries in Fiji.
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The 'Marius Effect'? First Do No Harm, as Another Giraffe Faces Euthanasia (Op-Ed)
The giraffe calf born at the Nashville Zoo on June 10 smiles.
February 14th, 2014
"Zoothanasia" is not euthanasia — there is nothing merciful about it.
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Developing World Boasts Leading Women Conservationists (Op-Ed)
An African Elephant and calf
March 26th, 2014
Women conservationists in developing nations face obstacles, societal and otherwise, that make their accomplishments even more profound.
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Killer Whales Bully Lone Blue Whale in Rare Video
Orcas Attack Blue Whale
March 5th, 2014
Incredible video shows a gang of orcas attacking a lone blue whale off the coast of California.
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Dogs in Sochi, Swans in New York: Culling Must End (Op-Ed)
Trumpeter swan cygnets, baby animals 2013
February 7th, 2014
There are alternatives to culling animals in cities, so why does the practice continue?
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When Wildlife TV Programs Hurt the Wildlife (Op-Ed)
January 31st, 2014
Allegations of abuse at Animal Planet raise questions about wildlife programs.
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A Crocodile Hunt, Redefined, in Southeastern Cuba (Op-Ed)
American crocodile hatchling
March 19th, 2014
The American crocodile is a dangerous animal, but that doesn't prevent women from helping lead their conservation.
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Taking a Page from Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking (Op-Ed)
confiscated ivory in Colorado, elephants
February 21st, 2014
To take down poachers, follow the money.
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Mannahatta 2409: Simulating the City Four Centuries in the Future (Op-Ed)
Future Manhattan, innovative architecture
February 4th, 2014
What will Mannhattan look like 400 years into the future?
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