Lindsey Fowler

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Ivory Trade and Slave Trade Linked Throughout History

Changing Planet<p>The trade in elephant ivory dates at least back to the days of the slave trade in Africa.<p>Investigative Journalist Bryan Christy visits the home of renowned 19th Century slave trader and ivory merchant Tippu Tip in Zanzibar. “Throughout history, human trafficking and ivory trafficking …

Free To Good Home: 145 Wild Bison

Why Yellowstone is giving away a herd of 2,000-lb beasts<p>If you’ve ever wanted to adopt a bison, now’s your chance. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that Yellowstone National Park is giving away 145 bison to conservation organizations in five different states—including the Bronx and Queens zoos in New York, the …

Ocean Health Gets "D" Grade in New Global Report Card

Annual Global Ocean Health Index includes the high seas for the first time, and scientists say the score could have been worse.<p>Scientists assigned a grade for global ocean health on Tuesday, giving the world's waters a "D" on an annual oceans report card, citing overfishing, pollution, climate …

23 Dissertations With Hilariously Honest Titles

"Everything is wrong, but I know why." lolmythesis sums up years of academic work in one pithy sentence.

Studies Focus on Warming of Oceans

Changing Planet<p>Oceans absorb carbon dioxide and 90 percent of the heat caused by human activity—making their warming a critical topic for climate research. Two new studies—one on the upper oceans and one on deeper ocean depths—share findings about climate change’s effect on these water bodies.<p>The …

Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

Oil palm plantations are a major threat to orangutans, but new initiatives for deforestation-free palm oil may help save them.<p>Orangutans are endangered. Now, they're also at the epicenter of a quiet revolution, a transformation taking place on our grocery store shelves, as one company after another …

Chilean Supreme court orders halt to mine

<b>Chile's supreme court has halted the development of a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted.</b><p>The court upheld an appeal filed on the El Morro mine by the Diaguita community in northern Chile.<p>The community said the mine, worth …

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

A New Approach to Saving the Whales

Changing Planet<p>A blue whale flukes up in the shipping lane off of southern Sri Lanka. Shipping is the biggest threat to this population of northern Indian Ocean pygmy blue whales. (Photo by Asha de Vos)<p>There was a time when our oceans were teeming with whales; they were once the foundation of the …

Monarch Butterfly Populations Crash 90% in 20 Years - Why Are They Not Considered Endangered?

Shocking statistics show that Monarch butterfly populations in the U.S. have fallen roughly 90 percent since 1995. In response, a new petition is …

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Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

Changing Planet<p><i>The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014.</i><p><b>The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse.</b> (Video: “Time-Lapse: …

Viewing Guide: Watch Blood Moon During Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday

The second in a rare set of four lunar eclipses will be visible across most of North America.<p>There's a "blood moon" on the rise. This week the moon will disappear for the second time in 2014, in a total eclipse early Wednesday morning.<p>Lunar eclipses happen when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned …

Chimps with tools: Wild ape culture caught on camera

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1112000/1112362_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531008322_07093332ef2e81c3f33d74581279193a<p><b>Researchers have captured the spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps.</b><p>They say this is the first clear evidence …

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