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July 27, 2017 Wildlife
A wolf in Lamar Valley in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. (Photo: Jim Peaco / NPS)

In Advancing Bill, Senate Forsakes America's Wolves

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee voted yesterday to advance a bill that would strip protection from thousands of endangered wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming. Senators...

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July 25, 2017 Opinion
Driven by the pursuit of social-media stardom, Instagram photographers are more than willing break the rules if it means more likes. (Photo: Hans Vivik / Unsplash)

Instagram and Nature's Demise

By: Brian Klonoski

After selfies and food porn, nature shots -- especially those of a lone hiker staring wistfully at a sun-drenched landscape -- just might be the most popular genre of photography...

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July 23, 2017 Wildlife
An endangered snowy plover at Pacifica Beach in 2010. (Photo: Jason Crotty / Flickr)

Lawsuit Filed After Dune Buggies Crush Endangered Birds

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Parks and Recreation for allowing motorized vehicle use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation...

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July 23, 2017 Environment
The Sixth Mass Extinction is already underway. (Photo: W. Douglas Smith)

The Sixth Mass Extinction is Progressing Nicely

By: W. Douglas Smith

The depletion of natural resources, ocean acidification, sea level rise, melting glaciers and climate change are all ahead of schedule. Conflicts over energy choices threaten global economies and security. Nuclear proliferation...

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July 20, 2017 Wildlife
A happy pig at Black Beauty Ranch. (Photo: Katie Birk / The HSUS)

Life at Black Beauty Ranch Animal Sanctuary

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Noelle Almrud, Director, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch It is early morning at the 1,400-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas and the animals are starting to...

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July 19, 2017 Environment
Despite being vital to life, Earth's oceans are among the least protected or administered areas of the globe. (Photo: Jakob Owens / Unsplash)

72 Percent of Earth's Surface Threatened

By: W. Douglas Smith

In economics we talk about goods and services. Here we find a paradox. The natural world provides 100 percent of the goods and services (natural capital) that are essential to...

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July 17, 2017 Environment
Sunset on the South China Sea. (Photo: bvi4092 / Flickr)

Managing the South China Sea Commons through Science Policy

By: James Borton

The South China Sea is the home, for now, to some of the most spectacular biodiverse coral reefs in the world. Yet the world continues to witness satellite images in...

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July 12, 2017 Wildlife
An orphaned baby raccoon at the South Florida Wildlife Center. (Photo: Deborah Robbins Millman / Humane Society of the United States)

A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Deborah Robbins Millman It is morning and most of the raccoons in The South Florida Wildlife Center nursery are still asleep in their hammocks. As animal caregiver Maria Vanegas begins preparing their bottles, a chittering...

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July 11, 2017 Environment
Photo: Gilda / Flickr

Sixth Mass Extinction a Threat to All Life -- Even Humans

By: Common Dreams

By Jake Johnson A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday argues based on "current trends of population declines and extinctions" that we are currently witnessing Earth's...

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