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150,000 Orangutans Lost in 16 years to Human Intervention

Upwards of 150,000 Borneo orangutans – almost half the global population – were killed over a 16-year period due to human conflict and deforestation of their habitats.
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The Most Awe-Inspiring Photos & Videos from National Geographic, Week of Jan 1

To help capture the beauty of our planet and its wildlife, we’ve collected the most awe-inspiring photos from National Geographic this week.Clicking on any item will open it in Instagram.  IcebergA post shared by National...

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years.IVM was first investigated in the...
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Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been exploring the potential of using...

Ringling Bros. Circus shutdown is a distraction from the real issue: Eating animals

The “Greatest Show On Earth,” the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announced in January that it will finally close in May. The circus was simply not sufficiently spectacular to compete with...
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How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world worried, as wildlife can be...
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Climate change is affecting all life on Earth – and that’s not good news...

More than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been...
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Without birds, tropical forests won’t bounce back from deforestation

Among its many other claims to fame, the Amazon rainforest contains more than 1,500 bird species. Around a quarter of them are found nowhere else on Earth. Many of these birds have evolved to...
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How Old Will You Be When These Animals Go Extinct?

It’s estimated that between hundreds to thousands of species go extinct every year, according to stats from the WWF. In fact, some projections put the number of annual extinctions at 100,000 species every year.The calculation is based on...
Tule Elk

Hundreds of California Native Tule Elk Die of Thirst Behind Enclosure as Ranchers Call...

Hundreds of native tule elk confined behind fences at the Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco have died of thirst since 2012, unable to leave their enclosures to find water after their fresh...

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