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Climate

Conservation can’t just be a popularity contest

We often work to save the most charismatic species. Is it time to think beyond pandas and tigers?
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Biodiversity

The lost lizard of La Désirade: An extinction we almost forgot about

New research has uncovered a forgotten species that went extinct under two centuries ago — probably due to colonialism.
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Climate

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.

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Biodiversity

Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

The vast majority of protected landscapes across Europe are rated as in poor or bad condition and vital species and their habitats continue to decline despite targets aimed at protecting them, according to a report.

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Biodiversity

Are exotic skins out of fashion?

Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.
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Toxics

A virus wiped out 90% of this turtle species. Can it recover?

The Bellinger River snapping turtle nearly went extinct before anyone knew it was in trouble. Conservationists are working to ensure it doesn’t disappear.
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Climate

Blood is life — The amazing dragon's blood tree

New research proposes classifying the threatened Middle Eastern tree as an “umbrella species” because of its oversized ecological role.
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Toxics

Freshwater species are disappearing fast — this year is critical for saving them

Scientists and policymakers have developed a time-sensitive plan to help save ailing freshwater ecosystems and imperiled species. 
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Toxics

Killing gods: The last hope for the world’s rarest reptile

After decades of dams, overhunting and pollution the Yangtze giant softshell turtle is down to three known individuals.

Climate

The invasion of giant pythons threatening Florida

Bounty hunters and biologists wade deep into the Everglades to wrestle with the invasion of giant pythons threatening the state's wetlands.

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Justice

In the belly of the beast: journalist delves into wildlife trafficking

Ivory, pangolin scales, bear bile: Rachel Nuwer, author of the new book “Poached,” saw it all as she trekked from rainforests to posh restaurants on the trail of wildlife traffickers.
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Plastic Pollution

Rescuing sea turtles from fishermen’s nets

An organization on the coast of Kenya tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat and shells for a living.
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Justice

For an Amazon tribe, phone cameras shine a light on their wildlife

Armed with smartphone cameras, teams of indigenous Matsés people have partnered with North American herpetologists to inventory the reptiles and amphibians of their territory.

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Climate

As turtles go, so go their ecosystems

Turtles were once a tough group of animals. Sea turtles survived the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. But the modern descendants of this ancient group are struggling to survive.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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