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OWS Podcast

<b>EPISODE 1: ANDEAN BEARS</b><p>From small stories to the bigger picture, the brand new One World Science podcast explores the natural world and the many ways …

Wildlife

Low-tech challenges to high-tech forest monitoring: lessons from Ugandan parks

• <i>Remote sensing technology can provide useful intelligence to park managers but must be combined with an understanding of its limitations, as well as</i> …

Wildlife

Spot the pattern: Whisker-prints and citizen science

• <i>University of Manitoba researchers are pioneering the use of whisker pattern analysis software to identify and track polar bears in Canada.</i>• <i><br>Whisker</i> …

Biological Species

Audio: A rare earth mine in Madagascar triggers concerns for locals and lemurs

• <i>Our first guest on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast is Eddie Carver, a Mongabay contributor based in Madagascar who recently wrote a report</i> …

Rare Earth

Even as Trump and Modi clash on energy, India and U.S. are partnering

• <i>In the past, and under Pres. Trump and Prime Minister Modi, the U.S. and India have often been at odds environmentally, especially regarding climate</i> …

Climate

Gold mining revs up, eats away more Peruvian rainforest

• <i>Unregulated gold mining expansion spurred by an insatiable international demand is quickening its pace up rivers and through once-primary rainforest</i> …

Environment

Jackie Chan joins fight to save endangered pangolin

<b>Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan is taking part in a campaign against consuming endangered pangolins, as Malaysia takes steps to ban the hunting of the animal.</b><p>The Rush Hour star appears in a video where he trains a trio of pangolins to use kung fu to defend themselves, while urging viewers …

The dark side of the elephant ride business

Elephants may look regal but their feet can reveal clues about mistreatment according to Swiss-based filmmaker and activist Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky. …

European News

There is nothing wrong with rhino farming, prominent conservationist says

But Hughes swam against the mainstream of media commentary at the weekend‚ saying it was "bizarre and strange in the extreme" that Environmental …

Conservationists' noble goals often conflict with local cultures, according to a new book

In her new book, “White Man’s Game,” journalist Stephanie Hanes argues that well-intentioned environmental philanthropy projects in Africa can fail if they ignore local culture and beliefs.<p>“We come in with an idea of what is good and what is effective and what we think should happen and often these …

Monkey Massacre Memorial

The statues commemorate the legendary mass killing of escaped circus monkeys.<p>According to folklore, a circus train crashed near Duluth, Georgia …

Atlas Obscura

Bear Cubs Left Without a Mother After People Chased Them for Photos

(BILLINGS, Mont.) — Montana wildlife officials say people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their …

Vietnam seizes over 1 ton of ivory smuggled in from Africa

Hanoi — Authorities have seized more than a ton of smuggled ivory at a Vietnamese port where some 6 tons were seized last year.<p>Customs official Le …

Inmates Are Growing Sagebrush in Western Prisons for Wildlife Conservation

Forget punching out license plates. People incarcerated in state prisons in the West are working to help secure the future of the native big game and …

Scientists Hatch Bold Plan to Save Planet From Supervolcano

NASA researchers say siphoning heat from the Yellowstone Caldera could lower the risk of a deadly eruption while generating electricity.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, from the one that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. to the …

Geology

Inconvenient Sequel: Al Gore shows no sign of retreat in climate war | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Onstage, in a basement ballroom of the Colorado Convention Centre, in the United States, Al Gore is getting fired up. He’s grey-haired now, a bit …

Trophy Is a Striking Look at Big Game Hunting and Conservation

Late last month in South Africa, the world’s largest private rhinoceros breeder put 264 rhino horns up for auction. The horns, which weighed about …

Wildlife

The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab

How will law enforcement handle the deluge of new information available from DNA?<p>Lisa Ziegert disappeared from the gift shop where she worked on April 15, 1992, and her body was found four days later. From then until this past Monday, her murder remained unsolved.<p>Then on Monday, the local district …

DNA

Chile becomes first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags in all coastal cities

Researchers predict that by 2050 there will be as much plastic in the sea as there are fish.<p>Chilean President Michele Bachelet has announced the …

Two big banks have just pledged to go 100% clean energy by 2020

Banking giants are putting their money into clean energy with a pledge to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2020. JPMorgan and Citigroup …

"6th global mass extinction" is coming all too soon, according to this mathematician

Mass Extinctions<p>It doesn’t come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass extinctions – and …

An 8-year-old just published her first paper in an academic journal about her love of bugs

Sophia Spencer has done more at the age of eight than most of us will do in a lifetime.<p>Spencer, who lives in Canada, was one of two authors of a paper published earlier this month in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. She and Morgan Jackson, an entomologist who works at the …

Here’s how giant endangered snails could rescue the Great Barrier Reef

It’s a tactic humans have tried time and again thanks to its apparent simplicity: Dislike a pest? Enlist something that will eat it.<p>On Monday, …

Oceans

For the sixth time in 300 years, Britain will contain no snow

Disappearing Sphinx<p>Scotland is often home to patches of snow that can potentially last for decades, surviving the country’s summers to be replenished …

Climate Change

How a mom changed genetic research and an Olympic athlete's life

DES MOINES, IA -- Jill Viles’ life work has been finding out what medical condition left her with arms and legs like lifeless sticks.<p>She is not a geneticist, but the 42-year-old Iowa wife and mother searched through medical libraries, traveled to conferences and pored over information on her …

Scientific Research

The good that men do should live after them; the bad should be interred with their names

We can keep this one.<p><i>Nature</i> published a catastrophically bad editorial a while back, in which an anonymous someone whined about how tearing down …

Neurophilosophy

There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med | Ars Technica

“There is only medicine that has been adequately tested and medicine that has not...”<p>An organization representing scientific academies throughout …

“I've never seen such resilient people”: doctors and nurses on the ground in Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans are sick and injured after Hurricane Maria — but the situation is gradually improving.<p>It’s difficult to overstate the logistical challenge of responding to the humanitarian crisis facing Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. As of …

Puerto Rico

This Amazing Dog Helps to Save Endangered Parrots