#NatureFlips

By Kol Tregaskes | A curated nature & wildlife / animals magazine of the best articles, including videos and audio, from around the Web.

How to Keep Your Dog From Getting Overheated

They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, but even mad (or sad, or glad) dogs should probably stay inside when the temperature …

Pets

A third of ‘protected’ nature zones are quietly being ruined

Roads, farmers, loggers and house-builders are ruining at least one third of the world’s 200,000 protected areas, where nature is supposed to be …

BBC admits scenes in Human Planet which showed tribe living in rainforest treehouse were faked

The BBC has admitted scenes in a TV documentary which showed a tribe building and moving into treehouses high up in the rainforest were staged by …

Copycat, copydog: Is it ethical to clone your dead pet?

Pet cloning is big business but comes with an array of moral questions<p>Barbara Streisand announced overnight that she's cloned her dog, not once, but …

Tenants should have 'default right' to pets - Labour

<b>Labour wants to strengthen the rights of tenants to keep a pet in their properties as part of a package of proposed animal welfare measures.</b><p>Some rental agreements drawn up by landlords insist on no animals.<p>Tenants can seek permission to keep pets but Labour wants a default right for them to do so …

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17

New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves protect sites across the world, while the U.S. and Bulgaria withdraw sites from the well-known program.<p>A major list of the world’s wildest natural treasures was just expanded—although a number of sites were also removed.<p>The International Coordinating Council of the Man …

What is Alabama Rot and what are the symptoms? WIRED explains

Cases of Alabama Rot in the UK now total more than 100 since 2012 after fresh cases were reported in Greater Manchester, West Sussex, East Sussex and …

Why You Should Start Massaging Your Dog

Massaging your dog sounds a little crazy, sure—but if you want to pamper your pet, there may be real benefits to giving your dog the spa treatment.<p>If …

Yoga

How to Introduce Yourself to a Dog

Dogs are the best people, so it’s only natural to want to smother them with affection when you greet them. Most of them are too nice to say it, but …

Dogs

Dog 'tree of life' reveals the first living descendants of the ancient New World Dog

Researchers have discovered the first living evidence of the so-called 'New World Dog' after creating the largest evolutionary tree of canines to …

Pets

Explore how dog breeds overlap in this evolutionary tree

Puppies Love Your Baby Talk, but Dogs Don't

When you’re meeting a dog for the first time, it’s hard not to slip into that high-pitched, “goochy-goo” voice people use to talk to babies. A new …

Massive Alligator Caught on Video Is Not a Hoax

This gator, the size of a small car, may be evidence that the population is making a comeback.<p>Photo and video hoaxes are common these days. So when a video of a giant alligator walking through one of Polk County Discovery Center’s reserves in Florida hit the Internet this weekend, some were a …

Vampire bats in Brazil are feeding on humans

Wild vampire bats have been found feeding on humans in Brazil for the first time – and they could be spreading disease.<p>Researchers from the Federal …

National Parks

Your dog pays more attention when you talk in that silly-billy, ickle-pickle voice

The weird, slow, oft high-pitched voice people put on when talking to their beloved pooches isn’t totally pointless, according to new research.<p>The …

Why dogs do their business pointing north

Dogs go grey with stress, just like humans

Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to stress-induced hair greying.<p>Scientists from Northern Illinois University (NIU) teamed up with an animal …

Why Cats Poop on Your Bed and Other Odd Pet Behaviors

Our furred and feathered companions do some mystifying things—here are some we can misinterpret.<p>When reader Hilary Brown’s cat, Wasabi, left a holiday gift that looked a lot like a lump of coal on her bed, we figured that was one mad kitty.<p>But was it?<p>Weird Animal Question of the Week asked experts: …

Dogs prove they can remember events

Polar bear petting dog

The Most Brutal Moments in Last Night's Planet Earth 2 Premiere

Nature is an unrelenting cycle of misery and death - but for some reason it looks really beautiful in HD.<p>Last night saw the premiere of <i>Planet Earth …

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

<b>Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says.</b><p>The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020.<p>The figures suggest that animals living in …

Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer | BBC Earth

Is your dog needy? Blame its genes

Dogs' genes may be responsible for their attention-seeking behaviour and desire to stay close to humans, new research has found.<p>A study focusing on …

Genes

Dogs Suck at Sniffing Out Lung Cancer

A team of European researchers put six highly-trained sniffer dogs to the test to see if they were any good at detecting lung cancer. The results …

More than half of UK species in decline – some may soon vanish

More than half of UK species have suffered declines in recent years and 15 per cent are at risk of vanishing, a report has warned.<p>Intensive …

Our Planet Suffered a 'Catastrophic' Loss of Wilderness in Just Two Decades

A disturbing new report shows that 1.3 million square miles of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s; that's an area half the size of …

La danse des Baleines (V2) - Drones.nc

Your Dog Might Not Want a Hug, Here’s How to Tell

Dogs are so adorable, it’s hard not to hug them and squeeze them and love them forever. Some of them don’t want our hugs, though. Here’s how to tell …

Pets