Horseshoe crab blood is key to making a COVID-19 vaccine—but the ecosystem may suffer

Conservationists worry the animals, which are vital food sources for many species along the U.S. East Coast, will decline in number.
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Elk return to Kentucky, bringing economic life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
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Florida manatee deaths up 20% as Covid-19 threatens recovery

The apparent environmental upside of Covid-19, such as lower pollution and emissions, isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask manatee conservationists in Florida.

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Adélie penguins could thrive as result of sea ice melting

Adélie penguin populations could boom in coming years, according to research revealing the small birds find it easier to forage when sea ice is sparse around continental Antarctica.

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One of world's rarest dolphins rebounding in Pakistan

Rescue efforts have boosted the Indus dolphin’s numbers, but dams on the Indus River continue to disrupt the marine mammal’s movements.
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Endangered smoky mouse, feared wiped out during bushfires, found alive in Kosciuszko national park

The critically endangered smoky mouse has been discovered alive and well in the Kosciuszko national park after it was feared the native species had been wiped from the area during the summer bushfire crisis.

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Toxics

The return of the platypuses

Rescued from Australia’s fires, a small fleet of wild platypuses is launched back into their wetland home and into an uncertain future.
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Climate

With an internet of animals, scientists aim to track and save wildlife

Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.
Climate

The world’s coral reefs are dying—here’s how scientists plan to save them

Without these interventions, scientists say the Earth’s coral reefs as we know them could disappear before the next century.
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Biodiversity

China vowed to keep wildlife off the menu, a tough promise to keep

The government has moved slowly to permanently stop the sale and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, raising fears the practice may continue.
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Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

The sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth is accelerating, according to an analysis by scientists who warn it may be a tipping point for the collapse of civilisation.

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Climate change is already impacting sharks

Scientists have identified that climate change is altering the bull shark distribution along the east coast of Australia.
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Climate

Mass extinctions are accelerating, scientists report

We are racing faster and closer toward the point of collapse than scientists previously thought, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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