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Big Bears Teaching Their Teddies How To Bear

Momma bears are a fairly devoted bunch, and because bears are so incredibly cute, the moments they enjoy in the spring when raising their young cubs …

Wildlife

Biocontrol: More Than Cane Toads and Mongooses

Earlier this summer, I was in Hawaii for a couple of weeks for work (more on that another time). During my stay, I spoke with several conservationists who are working to curb Hawaii’s extensive invasive species problem. Inevitably, they brought up biocontrol—controlling a pest with another organism.<p>…

Brazil arrests 'greatest destroyers' of the Amazon rainforest

Criminal organization accused of causing environmental damages worth more than $220 million<p>Authorities in Brazil this week arrested members of a criminal gang that they described as "the greatest destroyers" of the Amazon rainforest. As the BBC reports, the organization allegedly logged and burned …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 100-Foot Sea Critter That Deploys a Net of Death

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.29.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>What Would …

Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist says that corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.<p>It's one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?<p>This debate has been waxing and waning since at least …

Mercury levels rise in oceans

Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world's oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>The study, the first to be based on widespread and long-term …

EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine

The Obama administration proposed mining restrictions in Alaska on Friday that would protect what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described as "one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries," but which critics said could effectively halt development of one of the largest open pit mines …

Forests

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

A class of pesticides linked to the catastrophic collapse of bee colonies has now been linked to declines in bird populations, according to a Dutch study.<p>The researchers found a strong correlation between pesticide concentrations measured in surface freshwater and lower or negative local population …

Lawsuit seeks federal protection for San Bernardino flying squirrel

A cocktail of threats including rising temperatures, fire-suppression projects and predation by pet cats is forcing a rare species of flying squirrel in the San Bernardino Mountains to retreat to ever higher elevations in search of suitable habitat.<p>Fearing the San Bernardino flying squirrel …

Magazines | National Wildlife Federation

<i>National Wildlife®</i><p>Our award-winning flagship publication blends spectacular photos with in-depth articles about wildlife.<p><i>Ranger Rick®</i><p>Bringing the …

Diver encounters strange ocean giant

If you were taking a dip in the ocean and you spotted this huge, bizarre thing swimming at you, you might be tempted to get out of the water …

Whale Encounters in Arctic Svalbard

Changing Planet<p>Whales came close to being extirpated from the waters around Svalbard after Europeans harvested them for three centuries for blubber and baleen. One species, the bowhead, also known as the Greenland right whale, was reduced from perhaps 50,000 to fewer than a hundred individuals in …

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Amazing Video Of A Mantis Shrimp Spearing A Fish In Slow Motion

Stomatopods, also known as mantis shrimps, are just plain cool. Their eyes can see in a manner we've only just begun to understand and their punch is …

California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers

<b>Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.</b><p>Scientists say this is the only population of blue whales to have rebounded from the ravages of whaling.<p>The research team estimate that there are now 2,200 of these giant …

Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

The Great Elephant Census adds Botswana's Okavango Delta to its continent-wide aerial count.<p>OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana—"Fifteen elephants right!" ecologist Mike Chase shouts above the roar of the single-engine Cessna. The plane swoops low over the herd of gray bodies as they wade single-file across …

See How Birds Are Going To Deal With Climate Change (Hint: Not Well)

Climate change is set to affect birds as much as any animal, as you can see from a new report from the National Audubon Society. From 588 species …

Habitats

New Report Highlights Dire Situation of Many U.S. Birds

The current state of birds in the U.S. is a mixed bag, according to a new report, with some species in serious decline and others on the upswing.<p>For the second time in as many days, a new report highlights trouble for American birds. While a study by the National Audubon Society points out threats …

US fears for declining bird numbers

The United States has put 230 species of birds on a watch list because of their rapidly declining numbers.<p>The latest State of the Birds report claims more than half of all US shore bird species are either endangered or at risk of becoming so.<p>In less than 50 years, some states such as New Mexico, …

Climate Change Will Threaten Over Half of America's Birds by 2080

​The Audubon Society's new climate report finds that 314 of 588 species of bird will lose at least 50 percent of their habitats over the next 45 years.<p>This morning, the Audubon Society published a detailed announcement about the effect of climate change on American birds. Sadly, the prognosis is …

These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible

Here's something you don't see every day: A glimpse at the internal structure of a rather large (and rather occupied) wasp nest. Put down the …

Insects

India Plans to Save Endangered Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard, one of the most elusive wild cats in the world and one of the most endangered has got the Indian government’s attention. In an effort …

Protecting Antarctic Marine Ecosystems: From Anemones to Whales

Changing Planet<p>Antarctic Anemone, Ross Sea. Photo copyright John Weller.<p>Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot about efforts to create marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. For someone like me, who works on these issues and studies the Antarctic environment, the justification …

18 Of The Best Wilderness Photos From The Smithsonian’s “Wilderness Forever” Photo Contest

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has unveiled an epic photo exhibit called “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s …

‘White Whale’: Wild Orca Is One Of Only Four Of Its Kind Ever Seen

A rare white whale was spotted by researchers recently, making waves off the east coast of Russia.<p>The animal passed right by the scientists' …

Whales

Canadian man caught trying to smuggle 51 live turtles under his clothes

A Canadian man taped 51 live turtles to his legs and groin and tried to hide them under sweatpants in an attempt to smuggle the reptiles over the Detroit border crossing, according to federal prosecutors in Michigan.<p>The man was captured as part of a surveillance operation conducted by US Fish and …

The Goldenrod Allergy Myth

Goldenrod blooms are an autumn delight—both for human admirers and wildlife visitors. I can’t help but smile when I see the sunny blossoms, teeming …

Has Half of World's Wildlife Been Lost in Past 40 Years?

The "2014 Living Planet Report" tracked population trends among species.<p>A compilation of wildlife trends suggests that populations of some wild animals have fallen by half in the past four decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the advocacy group World Wildlife Fund.<p>The <i>2014 Living</i> …