Australia's bushfires will create big problems for fresh drinking water loading...
Australia's bushfires will create big problems for fresh drinking water
When huge quantities of ash wash into rivers, dams, and eventually the sea, they will likely pollute water supplies and kill aquatic wildlife.
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct loading...
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct
Native to China’s Yangtze River, these fish grew seven metres in length, but haven’t been spotted since 2003.
A Freshwater Mussel Apocalypse Is Underway—And No One Knows Why. loading...
A Freshwater Mussel Apocalypse Is Underway—And No One Knows Why.
Is it climate change, pollution, an unknown disease? A dedicated few are trying to crack the mystery.
Are You A Cat Whisperer? A Few Special People Can Read Feline Expressions. loading...
Are You A Cat Whisperer? A Few Special People Can Read Feline Expressions.
In a recent survey, those adept at understanding cat cues were mostly young and female—but surprisingly, they didn't necessarily own a cat.
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This Mysterious Ancient Predator Had A Killer Jaw
The sharklike Helicoprion lived 275 million years ago and could slice its prey in two with its buzz saw jaw.
No, Koalas Aren't Functionally Extinct—Yet loading...
No, Koalas Aren't Functionally Extinct—Yet
As koalas suffer in the Australian bushfires, misinformation has spread about their demise. Here’s what we know.
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Frog Rescue A Launch-Pad To Save The Planet, Says Explorer Jodi
Perhaps you knew that every frog has a unique “ribbit” – but did you also know that the Australian green tree frog, so ubiquitous that in some regions it’s simply called the dunny frog, can live for 35 years?
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Search Party Of 500 Volunteers Look For Rare Platypus
“Where the platypus twists and doubles, Leaving a train of tiny bubbles,” is how bush poet Barcroft Boake put it in 1891; Geoff Williams is not only hoping that more Australians get to see that, he is actively training them for it.
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This Is A Full-Blown Crisis: Fighting Vulture Poisoning In Kenya
A quick response averted a larger tragedy in Kenya. But Africa’s vulture population remains precarious.
Exclusive: Inside A Controversial South African Lion Farm loading...
Exclusive: Inside A Controversial South African Lion Farm
National Geographic investigates the fate of lions found in terrible condition earlier this year.
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Cheetah Researchers Accused Of Spying Sentenced In Iran
Scientists and conservationists condemned the verdict, warning about the dangers of mixing politics and conservation.
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Save Smokey The Echidna
The destruction of echidna habitats is making our landscape more bushfire-prone suggests a report released earlier this year by students from the University of Tasmania.
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No place on Earth is like Yellowstone – an extraordinary world of fire and ice atop America’s largest volcano. In summer, it’s a wildlife paradise and a time of plenty for grizzly bears, wolves and hundreds of other animals. In winter, it forces them into a struggle for survival. Not all will make it. Situated above the rocky mountains, this extreme wilderness always tests its wildlife. To succeed, every creature has its own survival strategy.

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