• Spectacular Meteor Lights Up Midwestern Sky

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  • Heartwarming Video Shows Lana the Orangutan Released Into the Wild

  • Patagonia Doc Highlights Indigenous Struggle Over Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • App Fights Food Waste By Letting Users Order Restaurants’ Extras

  • Beautiful Documentary ‘Trophy’ Sets its Sights on Canada’s Grizzly Bear Hunt

  • VIDEO: Here’s Everything You Need to Recycle Plastic Waste — And It’s Free

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  • Adorable Little Baby Black Rhino Born in Iowa Zoo!

  • Stop Everything You’re Doing and Watch This Time-Lapse of Wyoming’s Wildscapes


From Our Experts and Organizations


February 17, 2017 Wildlife
A ground pangolin at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. (Photo: David Brossard / Flickr)

World Pangolin Day Highlights Scaly Mammal's Plight

By: Nick Marinoff

It's World Pangolin Day! Now in its sixth year, the event takes place every third Saturday in February, and serves as a means for conservation groups to raise awareness of a...

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February 17, 2017 Innovation
"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Abraham Lincoln (Photo: W. Douglas Smith)

Science: Where Dreams Come True

By: W. Douglas Smith

The pace of human enterprise is not constant. Change is so fast that policy makers and governments are way behind the curve. Climate change is only one example. The result...

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February 17, 2017 Opinion
A section of existing border fence along the Mexican border. (Photo: Steve Hillebrand /USFWS)

Border Wall May Negatively Affect 111 Endangered Species

By: The Humane Society of the United States

No matter where you stand on the issue of the border wall between the United States and Mexico, we can all agree that the deleterious harms a border wall could...

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February 17, 2017 Opinion
A pod of Risso's dolphins. (Photo: Michele W. / Flickr)

Dolphin Families Fight For Their Lives in Taiji

By: Dana Hunnes

Taiji, Japan. From September until March, killers go out almost every day to hunt the ocean of its dolphin families, who endure either brutal and inhumane murder or brutal and...

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February 16, 2017 Politics
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to substantially weaken protections for endangered species and give special rights to Big Oil. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Texas Senator John Cornyn Introduces Bills to Gut Endangered Species Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills today to substantially weaken protections for endangered species. The “Endangered Species Act Settlement Reform Act” (S. 375) would make it harder for citizens to...

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February 16, 2017 Opinion
An angler prepares to net a salmon in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Although it was already late October and the season was set to close in a couple days, most salmon had yet to leave the lake for the stream because its waters were too warm. (Photo: Brian Klonoski / Planet Experts)

A Government Hostile to Anglers and Fisheries

By: Brian Klonoski

Let's toss the politics of the day into the dumpster fire where they belong and talk for a second as anglers. I'm a passionate fly fisherman who's worried about the health...

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February 15, 2017 Business
A rendering of the Nanjing Vertical Forest currently under construction in China. (Image: Stefano Boeri Architecture)

5 Futuristic Innovations For a Greener World

By: Nick Marinoff

Green technology has helped our economy move forward. It’s given us jobs, new ideas, and reinstated our spirit of invention. But sometimes, green gadgets come in odd and unique forms....

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February 14, 2017 Politics
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) is leading the charge to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

GOP Sharpens Knives as Lawmakers Prepare to Gut Endangered Species Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Senate Republicans will hold a hearing Wednesday to begin attempting to gut and repeal the Endangered Species Act. This is the first hearing on the Act to be chaired by...

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February 14, 2017 Food
Scientists have unlocked quinoa's DNA, making it even more likely that the super grain will play a vital role in solving world hunger. (Photo: Pedro Reyna / Flickr)

Scientists Unlock Quinoa's DNA -- A Big Step in the Fight to End World Hunger

By: Nick Marinoff

Quinoa is the world’s fastest-growing super-food. While some of us still have trouble pronouncing its name (keen-wa), many have turned to quinoa as their prime source of protein and life-giving...

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