In praise of penguins: We've got babies!

What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins? January 20 is National...

Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments. In 2010, a scientist working for Fauna...

Bold effort underway to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction

With fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the wild, the 'panda of the sea' is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Now...

First wolf cubs born wild in the Bavaria in over a 150 years

A wolf family with three young has been caught on camera in the Bavarian National Forest Park in southern Germany. In the land where the...

Grizzly bear trophy hunting will be banned in British Columbia this fall

No longer will hunters be able to buy the right to kill this majestic apex predator. The government of British Columbia has announced that it...

Creating Equilibrium: What if environmentalists and the tech-crowd actually talked to each other?

As the climate crisis continues unfolding, some would have us dive full tilt into futuristic (and potentially dangerous) geoengineering solutions. Others believe our future...

Reptile skin grown in lab could help save endangered turtles

Scientists have engineered the skin of a non-mammal in a laboratory for the first time. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a majestic creature...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

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