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October 21, 2016 Videos
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Adorable Little Baby Black Rhino Born in Iowa Zoo!

By: Planet Editor

A rare black rhino was born at the Blank Park Zoo in Iowa on October 11, 2016. The female calf came into the world weighing 80 pounds and in good...

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October 21, 2016 Business
Photo: Whale Watch Kaikōura

Riding The Back of a Whale to Sustainable Prosperity


In the late 1980s, the New Zealand seaside settlement of Kaikōura was in trouble. The economy was in decline, and many jobs had been lost in industries such as fishing,...

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October 20, 2016 Wildlife
While this looks like Donald Trump's hair come to life, it's actually a Flannel Moth Caterpillar in the Peruvian Amazon. (Photo: Jeff Cremer)

The 'Trumpapillar' Is Donald Trump's Hair's Doppelgänger

By: Planet Editor

Donald Trump's chances of winning the 2016 presidential election are melting away faster than Arctic sea ice. While Hillary Clinton looks likely to land in the White House, she doesn't...

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October 20, 2016 Wildlife
A baby snapping turtle. (Photo: Nick Harris / Flickr)

Petition Aims to End Commercial Turtle Harvest in Louisiana

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity and Gulf Restoration Network petitioned the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to end unlimited commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles. Under current laws turtle...

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October 20, 2016 Wildlife

The Detrimental Costs of Biodiversity Loss in Our Forests

By: Denise Adaoyibo Onwumere

According to a recent global assessment of forests, an average of 10 percent loss of biodiversity can bring about a 2 to 3 percent reduction in productivity (including biomass) which...

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October 19, 2016 Environment
The popular sites are popular for a reason. Koh Bon West Ridge is an incredible spot for manta encounters. (Photo: Marine Megafauna Foundation)

Myanmar Manta Exploration: Becoming a Modern-Day Jacque Cousteau

By: Marine Megafauna Foundation

By Anna Flam As part of my job I often dive the same sites repeatedly. I always laugh a little when divers complain they’ve been to Giant’s Castle in Mozambique...

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October 18, 2016 Environment
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Harvesting Rock Water and More in Kenya

By: Brad Lancaster

Earlier this year, while visiting the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya, I saw some of the worst erosion I’ve yet witnessed, while also experiencing a variety of growing oases. The three oases...

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October 18, 2016 Wildlife
Pedals the Bear roaming a New Jersey neighborhood. (Photo: YouTube)

Pedals The Bear Likely Killed During New Jersey Bow-and-Arrow Hunt

By: Brian Klonoski

Pedals the Bear, famous for his bizarre, bipedal walk, the result of injuries to his front paws, is feared to have been one of 562 bears killed during the first...

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October 18, 2016 Wildlife
It is estimated that no more than 300 wolverines now remain in the contiguous United States, living in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. (Photo: National Park Service)

Wolverines May Get Endangered Species Act Protection After All

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday that it is reopening the public-comment period on its 2013 proposed rule to protect North American wolverines as a threatened species under the...

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