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Wildlife Conservation Society Releases Chilling Audio of Elephant Falling at the Hands of Poachers

Wildlife Conservation Society Releases Chilling Audio of Elephant Falling at the Hands of Poachers

The Wildlife Conservation Society has just released a tragic video which captures the audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The chilling sounds were captured on

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Biologists Perplexed as Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Lagoon Goes Almost Dark

Biologists Perplexed as Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Lagoon Goes Almost Dark

Biologists in Puerto Rico are perplexed as the region’s famous Bioluminescent Lagoon has suddenly gone almost dark. The Bioluminescent Lagoon in Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve regularly attracts

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American TV Host Kills Lion, Enrages South African Public

American TV Host Kills Lion, Enrages South African Public

Minnesota TV host of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman incurred the wrath of the global conservation community when she posted a tweet on November 13 depicting her triumphantly sitting over a

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Watch the Lion Whisperer Play with a Fully-Grown Pair of Lions in South Africa

Watch the Lion Whisperer Play with a Fully-Grown Pair of Lions in South Africa

A charging african lion is an alarming sight for most people - but for zoologist Kevin Richardson it's just the start of another day on a reserve in South Africa. Richardson wrestles with fully-grown

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Canadian Artist Sarah Hatton Turns Thousands of Dead Honeybees Into Dizzying Mandalas

Canadian Artist Sarah Hatton Turns Thousands of Dead Honeybees Into Dizzying Mandalas

Canadian artist Sarah Hatton links neonicotinoid pesticides present in crops to the worldwide decline of bee populations. To raise awareness on the issue, she started to create works of art from dead

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Researchers Accidentally Kill World’s Oldest Living Animal While Trying to Determine its Age

Researchers Accidentally Kill World’s Oldest Living Animal While Trying to Determine its Age

In 2006, Bangor University researchers caught what they thought was an ordinary clam off the coast of Iceland. Curious about its age, scientists cracked open its shell. They soon realized they’d made a

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US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

Ivory photo from Shutterstock On Thursday, U.S. officials destroyed $10 billion worth of "blood ivory" at a rock crushing facility in Denver, Colorado. The 5.4 tons of confiscated material was

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Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

An abandoned mutt that was found starving in a garbage dump in India has become the first dog to climb to Everest’s Base Camp with his globe-trotting owner. Former professional golfer Joanne Lefson

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Bendetto Bufalino Turns Old Police Car Into Deluxe Chicken Coop

Bendetto Bufalino Turns Old Police Car Into Deluxe Chicken Coop

What happens to chickens when they run a-fowl of the law? If they belong to French artist, Bendetto Burfalino, then the birds end up in a converted 1970's police car. Bendetto, known for his visual puns,

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Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Led by the creative direction of recognized pet furniture designer Corey Drew, Architect Pets creates innovative pet products that are simply irresistible to any design conscience home and pet owner.

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U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

Who said bankers are heartless and only care about money? Washington State banker Joel Armstrong helped a family of tiny ducklings reach the local river in a wonderful act of kindness. As the baby ducks

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Rewilding Britain: We Tour the Spectacular Scottish Highlands with Alladale Wilderness Reserve (PHOTOS)

Rewilding Britain: We Tour the Spectacular Scottish Highlands with Alladale Wilderness Reserve (PHOTOS)

Since purchasing the 23,000 acre estate 10 years ago, Lister has made Alladale an ecological testing ground, replanting over 800,000 indigenous trees, reintroducing red squirrels, managing local red deer

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3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

3D-Printed Human Cells Will Replace Animal Testing in Five Years, Says Bioengineer Expert

Photo via Yurchyks/Shutterstock 3D-printing could soon bring about an end to animal abuse in drug testing, according to bioengineering expert Alan Faulkner-Jones. Speaking at the 3D Printshow Hospital

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7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

Pinta Island Tortoise (2012) Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island Tortoise in the world, and he died on June 24, 2012. Although the exact age of the massive reptile was unknown, he was

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Infographic: How Poaching is Threatening to Wipe Out Lions, Elephants,and Rhinos in Africa

Infographic: How Poaching is Threatening to Wipe Out Lions, Elephants,and Rhinos in Africa

In 2013 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources conducted a survey on 70,294 species of animals around the world - and they found that over 30% of them fall into a

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UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime

UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime

Photo of waste shipping container via Shutterstock Illegal deforestation, animal poaching and the shipping of toxic waste are all environmental crimes that cost the world billions of dollars each year,

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can Parasites Teach us About Zombies?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can Parasites Teach us About Zombies?

Halloween is tomorrow, and this young girl's fancies are turning to, what else? Zombies! Yes, we all secretly worry about the coming zombie apocalypse, though not enough to assemble the

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How Climate Change is Killing Hundreds of Endangered Florida Manatees

How Climate Change is Killing Hundreds of Endangered Florida Manatees

A staggering number of Florida manatees have died this year, making 2013 the deadliest year yet for these gentle sea giants. In total, 769 manatees have died since January - that’s nearly double last

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Scientists Launch ‘ZomBee Watch’ Website to Track Parasite-Infected Zombie Bee Sightings

Scientists Launch ‘ZomBee Watch’ Website to Track Parasite-Infected Zombie Bee Sightings

Bee photo from Shutterstock Last year a team of scientists at San Francisco State University discovered that parasitic flies are attacking bees and turning them into zombies that walk around in circles

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Whales and Dolphins Face Extinction Because Japan Uses Obsolete Hunting Data

Whales and Dolphins Face Extinction Because Japan Uses Obsolete Hunting Data

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) recently released a report highlighting Japan's use of obsolete data to set hunting quotas for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Even though this year's catch

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Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Bats get a bad rap - despite their spooky image, bats are far from terrifying, and we can assure you, they really don’t want anything to do with your hair. They aren't flying rodents, don’t build

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Could Jerky Treats be Poisoning Thousands of Dogs Throughout the States?

Could Jerky Treats be Poisoning Thousands of Dogs Throughout the States?

The FDA is asking pet owners to report any issues with jerky dog treats, as thousands of dogs and at least ten cats have become sick after eating the treats over the past several years. The FDA reports

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Crushed Cockroach Medicinal Craze Sweeps Across China

Crushed Cockroach Medicinal Craze Sweeps Across China

Entrepreneurs are exploiting a medicinal craze that has swept across China - and it hinges upon the belief that eating cockroaches can remedy blood clots, gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, heart disease and

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Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

If you’re trying to preserve a severely endangered animal, it’s obviously not the best idea to hunt it for sport. But in a bizarre twist of logic, the Dallas Safari Club has decided to auction off the

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“Saber-Toothed” Whale is the Latest Deep Sea Creature to Wash Ashore in California

“Saber-Toothed” Whale is the Latest Deep Sea Creature to Wash Ashore in California

First an 18 foot oarfish appeared off the coast of California, followed five days later by a second sea serpent, and now a super-rare "saber-toothed" whale has washed ashore on Venice Beach near Los

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can Vultures Teach Us About Sterilization and Specialization?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can Vultures Teach Us About Sterilization and Specialization?

Did you know a coven of vultures swirling overhead is called a 'kettle?' I love that. It makes me think of a fortune teller's black magic tea-leaves, steeping in her stove-top cauldron. And of course, we

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Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Researchers recently discovered that today's bee populations are not the first to succumb to environmental changes. Their studies reveal that along with dinosaurs, a species of carpenter bees was

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Could a Second Monstrous Oarfish in California Signal an Impending Earthquake?

Could a Second Monstrous Oarfish in California Signal an Impending Earthquake?

Just five days after divers discovered a huge 18-foot oarfish off the coast of California, a second 14-foot sea serpent has washed up on a beach in San Diego county. The only other times more than one of

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.

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Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Did you know that a Peregrine Falcon can fly as fast as a Formula One race car? Or that Great Horned Owls can carry prey several times heavier than themselves? Raptors are remarkable birds, and Audubon

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