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Video Reveals Mystery of Narwhal’s Tusk

By: Brian Klonoski

Canadian scientist and wildlife cinematographer Adam Ravetch, who has previously worked with Planet Experts, recently documented new narwhal behavior while filming in the Arctic. Working with the World Wildlife Fund, Adam set out to solve the mystery of the narwhal’s tusk, which is actually a tooth that can grow up to up 9 feet long. Researchers…

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First-Ever Cuttlefish Battle Caught on Video

By: Planet Editor

Two researchers diving off the coast of Turkey in 2011 captured what they claim is the first-known video of two cuttlefish engaged in a physical battle. The newly released footage, recorded by Justine J. Allen and Derya Akkaynak, features a perturbed and feisty cuttlefish defending its mate from an interloper. Cuttlefish usually settle their differences by…

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says U.S. Should Exit Paris Agreement

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday explicitly called for the U.S. to remove itself from the Paris climate agreement, one of his strongest remarks yet expressing his opposition to the landmark deal to keep global warming below 2°C. “Paris is something we need to look at closely. It’s something…

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Sean Spicer Makes a Spectacle of Trump’s $78K Donation to the National Park Service

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis The White House on Monday announced that President Donald Trump would donate the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service, a grand total of $78,333.32. It’s just too bad the service is run by the Department of the Interior, whose budget the president wants to slash by $2 billion. Press…

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Human Health

VIDEO: Community Activists Spread Word About Flint’s Ongoing Water Crisis

By: Rick Baraff

On January 26th — well over 1,000 days into the ongoing Flint water crisis — unwitting community leaders Melissa Mays and Nayyirah Shariff traveled to Dallas at the invitation of Jim Schermbeck, director of Downwinders At Risk, a Texas-based organization fighting toxic and unhealthy air pollution near extractive and/or large-scale industrial facilities. Because the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area…

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Spectacular Meteor Lights Up Midwestern Sky

By: Brian Klonoski

The sky above Wisconsin flashed a brilliant blue early Monday morning as a streaking meteor exploded into a ball of fire. The meteor — which scientists say was zipping along at about 38,000 miles an hour — disintegrated over Lake Michigan. Researchers hoping to recover meteorites were left with only dashed hopes, admitting that chunks of extra-terrestrial…

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Climate & Energy

Video: Seth Meyers’ Hilarious Response to Trump’s Climate Denial

By: Planet Editor

Late Night host Seth Meyers recently used his media pulpit to take jabs at the Trump administration’s environmental platform — or lack thereof. In his “A Closer Look” segment, the comedian and former SNL writer tackles climate change, The Donald’s ominous cabinet selections and everything in between.

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Heartwarming Video Shows Lana the Orangutan Released Into the Wild

By: Orang Utan Republik Foundation

A wild, juvenile, male orangutan named Lana was released into the Lesan River Protected Forest in Indonesia on December 10, 2016. Lana, whose name means “explorer” in the local dialect, was shown to be independent, skilled at nest building, moving through the forest, and foraging for food — thus deemed fit for release. Organized and…

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Climate & Energy

Patagonia Doc Highlights Indigenous Struggle Over Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

By: Planet Editor

Socially-conscious outdoor gear company Patagonia continues its stellar stream of documentaries with The Refgue. The 15-minute-long film highlights the decades-long struggle of the indigenous Gwich’in people as they fend off fossil-fuel companies eager to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which the Gwich’in call “the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” Caribou migrate to…

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Innovation

App Fights Food Waste By Letting Users Order Restaurants’ Extras

By: Brian Klonoski

Would you buy and eat extra restaurant food if you could snag it at a steep discount? Your answer probably depends on what “extra” means. In this case, we’re talking about food that goes unpurchased and uncooked at the end of each day. It’s usually thrown out — even though it hasn’t gone bad yet…

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

By: Planet Editor

A new documentary takes aim at Canada’s controversial bear hunt, during which hundreds of grizzlies are killed every year by hunters seeking their heads, paws and furs. ‘Trophy’ was released on Tuesday and is currently streaming free on Vimeo and Youtube, and is also available for download. The film is a project of Lush Cosmetics and…

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

By: Planet Editor

With plastic waste pretty much everywhere, Dave Hakkens is turning trash into recycled treasure via Precious Plastic. Beginning as a graduation project in design school, Precious Plastic evolved into a global movement empowering people to recycle plastic waste wherever it’s collected, thus tidying up the environment and stimulating the local economy at the same time. Precious Plastic…

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