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Rhino Poachers In South Africa Set Terrible New Record

Poachers in South Africa reached a milestone in 2013 when they killed more than 1,000 rhinos for their horns.<p>The harrowing benchmark is a new record for poaching in the African nation. It represents more than a 50 percent increase from the year before, Reuters reports.<p>South Africa is home to the …

Pipes in California river are likely killing endangered sturgeon - Futurity

Unscreened pipes that divert water from the Sacramento River into adjacent farm fields may be killing young green sturgeon.

Don't Feed the Bears: Ethics in Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

Wildlife photographer weighs in on the dos and don'ts of his profession.<p>Photography sure ain't what it used to be.<p><b>Not that that's a bad thing. Today's improved access to the world and ever-changing technology allows image-makers to reveal the invisible, to capture more intricate detail and more</b> …

Wildlife

Wildlife Advocates, Hunters Unite Against Sharpshooter Cull at East Hampton Rally

About 300 people, largely from East Hampton, protested the USDA program to cull the deer on Saturday.<p>About 300 people turned out for a rally in East …

Being forced to view an ultrasound doesn’t change women’s decisions about abortion

A new study shows that invasive and burdensome ultrasound laws don’t sway women’s choices<p>Several states currently have laws requiring forced ultrasounds before women can access abortion care. The lawmakers behind these measures have been candid about their motives, as Oklahoma state Sen. Don …

The Glorious Feeling of Fixing Something Yourself

When I mended my lamp at one of Portland's repair cafes, it was no longer "just" a lamp to me; I felt a fierce sense of attachment to it.<p>Along with his broken toaster, Steve Vegdahl brought a slice of bread with him to Portland's repair cafe one day last month. By the time he left, his toaster was …