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Hungry moose more tolerant of wolves’ presence

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Tunas, sharks and ships at sea

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New research sheds light on the types of statistical and narrative evidence that are most effective at persuading people to pay attention to global...

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Major cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

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Measuring the success of East African protected areas

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Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war

Large herbivore populations can substantially recover after war-induced declines, given that protected area management is provided, according to a new study.

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