Rewilding in the Anthropocene

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Tigers, leopards and wild dogs found living in surprising harmony in Indian reserves

<b>A new study finds 3 carnivores that usually avoid each other at all costs have found smart ways to peacefully co-exist.</b><p>There may be no more classic …

Wildlife

Introducing the terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

Here are some surprising facts about humans’ effect on planet Earth. We have made enough concrete to create an exact replica of Earth 2mm thick. We …

Anthropocene

Invading pythons and the weird, uncertain future of the Florida Everglades | Anthropocene

The Florida Everglades are one of Earth’s biological marvels, a vast slow-moving river in whose marshes live—even at this late date, with water …

Climate Threat to Wildlife May Have Been Massively Underreported

More than 700 of the world's threatened and endangered animal species may be directly affected by climate change, according to a new study — vastly …

Climate Change

Have we reached the 'tipping point' for the Florida Everglades?

The Everglades, a 2-million acre system of swamps and wetlands in South Florida, is running out of freshwater. That's the sobering conclusion of an …

Florida

In Belarus, wolf-hunters lay traps at edge of Chernobyl zone

| KHRAPKOVO, Belarus<p>Wolf fur grows thickest in winter, so Belarussian hunter Vladimir Krivenchik only sets his traps once snow is on the ground.<p>He and his wife live on the edge of the Chernobyl exclusion zone - 2,600 square km (1,000 square miles) of land on the Belarus-Ukraine border that was …

Chernobyl

Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More?

Perhaps you’ve noticed, amid the hot invective and dry mockery of daily events in your social-media feeds, reports of the glaciers melting at each pole. Arctic ice cover reached record lows this summer and fall, while in Antarctica, we saw the continuing enlargement of an already massive crack in …

Bringing the compassion to compassionate conservation

<b>Dr Liv Baker, a research fellow at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology of Sydney, Australia, asks us: How do we</b> …

Researchers Are Debating Whether to Privatise Endangered Species

Is this how we stop extinction?<p>Earth is currently in the midst of a mass extinction. Experts suggest that by the middle of the century, as many as …

Wildlife

How solar may save Ukraine's nuclear wasteland

The Ukrainian government wants to turn part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone into a solar farm. Could the site of the world's worst nuclear accident get a new lease of life?<p>Thirty years ago this year, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The resulting explosion …

Renewable Energy

Baby dolphin dies after tourists pull it out of the water for selfies, report says

Commentary: In Argentina, an animal dies so that humans can take a picture. And this isn't the first time.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The question "why?" can sometimes be answered by "because humans are selfish, thoughtless …

Wildlife

Researchers are debating whether to privatize endangered species

The earth is currently in the midst of a mass extinction.<p>Experts suggest that by the middle of the century, as many as two-thirds of the planet’s species could be extinct. The most likely cause of this sobering phenomenon is climate change, which is throwing off the balance of natural ecosystems …

Wildlife

Victorian brumbies: invasive pest, or majestic part of our heritage?

For the past five years, Parks Victoria has been trying to work out what do about wild horses in the High Country, and conservationists are now …

Outdoors

Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act

(BILLINGS, Mont.) — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered …

Government

This Map Reveals the Hidden “Megaregions” That Make Up the U.S.

You might think you live in Washington State, but this map may suggest otherwise. A recent study by Garrett Dash Nelson and Alasdair Rae at Dartmouth …

Washington State

Don’t flout the laws on animal welfare

Wild animals live among us. That’s a fact. They are beings with lives of their own. They raise young, search for food and seek secure housing, just as we do. When their lives intersect ours, they often take advantage of the messy, wasteful culture we’ve devised.<p>For Courtland Milloy to avail himself …

Wildlife

Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new report reveals that primates are facing an impending "extinction crisis," with 60% of all primates now at risk of extinction.<p>The research, published in the journal Science Advances, assessed the conservation status of 504 species of nonhuman primates and found that three-quarters of …

Palm Oil

Home - Air Shepherd

<b>Elephant tusks and rhino horns flow from East African ports to Asia</b><p><b>1. Unmanned Aircraft</b><p>State-of-the-art drones that are battery operated and can fly …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch the human population skyrocket in 200 years

<b><br>It took 200,000 years for the human population</b> to reach a billion – and only 200 years to reach seven billion.<p>But growth has slowed as women have …

Population

Humans have destroyed 7 percent of Earth’s pristine forest landscapes just since 2000

The world’s natural places are disappearing at a galloping clip, says a new study, released Friday in the journal Science Advances. It suggests that …

Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-existence in the Anthropocene

A book by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison stresses the need for universal coherence. While it may make readers uneasy, we must face what we're doing …

Anthropocene

Cows as big as elephants may soon roam Europe

Standing nearly as tall as an elephant, the auroch grazed for 250,000 years until its extinction in 1627. But its story may not end there: Scientists are close to resurrecting the "supercow," once the largest land mammal in Europe, reports CNN.<p>In search of herbivores to maintain land areas at risk …

Europe

Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves—Now Turning 100

Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.<p>Russia’s tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders—a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades …

National Parks

Yes, let’s send home those ‘expat’ species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits

Calls in the press for British ecosystems for British wildlife are ridiculous. They tell us more about readers’ attitudes than science<p>First, a confession. Many years ago, I worked as a press officer for a small national wildlife charity. I found this quite a challenging job at the time, not least …

This map shows how US consumption hurts wildlife all over the world

Due to agriculture, overfishing, and pollution<p>Hotspots of biodiversity all over the world are threatened by the high demands of a globalized economy — and now we can clearly locate where on the planet US consumption is putting species at risk.<p>Researchers from Norway and Japan have created a map …

Biodiversity

We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature — and that when we work to save nature, we’re really working to save ourselves. CI is helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet, for you and for everyone.

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Why birds in new suburbs get 'divorced'

"The hidden cost of suburban development for these birds is that we force them to do things that natural selection wouldn't have them do otherwise."

Biology

A new map of Earth’s ecology-scrambling climate patterns | Anthropocene

Want to know where climate fluctuations may already be producing new ecologies? Take a look at these maps.<p>Published in the journal <i>Nature Climate</i> …

Climate Change

Obama leaves 'phenomenal legacy' of protecting historic and natural land

The president designated large landscapes as well as places significant to landmark social movements, highlighting ‘under-told parts of American history’<p>This week, Barack Obama added two more regions to the US’s collection of national monuments, in a final push to protect the country’s historic and …