William Lynn

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Human beds have much more saliva and fecal bacteria than chimp beds

Humans take hot showers, wash their sheets, and use soaps, disinfectants, hand sanitizers and all sort of other cleansers to keep themselves free of …

North Carolina

Include non-native species in biodiversity reports, says study

Biodiversity studies should include not only indigenous species but also the contributions of introduced species, both positive and negative, says a …

Ecology

The ‘Rewilding’ of a Century-Old Cranberry Bog

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The alewife, a type of river herring, wriggled against the current, a 10-inch streak that disappeared from view as it rounded a bend in the stream.<p>It was a normal springtime pilgrimage for the fish, which lives in the ocean but swims upstream to spawn. But this time it was …

Cape Cod

An Urban Dweller's Guide to Rewilding | Erica Wohldmann | TEDxUCLA

Why does Trump get away with corruption? Because Bill and Hillary Clinton normalized it

As the Trump administration corruption scandals mount and yet President Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to tick upward, Democrats ask: Why don't voters care? Doesn't corruption matter?<p>Here's one reason the Trump corruption scandals aren't connecting as much as they should: Before Democrats …

Government

On a mission to mainstream rewilding

‘Rewilding is not about wolves and bears and kicking farmers off the land’ Alastair Driver<p>In Oct 2016, I left the Environment Agency after 34 years …

Lake District

Annual Study Supports Plan to Bring More Wolves to Isle Royale National Park

The decline of the natural wolf population at Isle Royale National Park has been the subject of the longest running predator-prey study in the</b> …

Wildlife

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why you shouldn't

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of …

Insects

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

The ghosts of nature’s past are making a comeback - Anthropocene

Alligators live in fresh water. They can handle a few hours of saltwater, maybe a day at most, but fresh is their natural home. It’s textbook biology …

Habitats

Wolf researcher gets $300,000 to settle WSU lawsuit

A WSU wolf researcher takes the payment to go away in the settlement of a lawsuit over academic freedom.

Wildlife

Rat-free: South Georgia's huge rodent eradication project – in pictures

Millions of seabirds saved after remote island is officially declared rodent-free for the first time since humans arrived there more than 200 years ago<p>South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation

Mount Everest

Can Bringing Back Mammoths Help Stop Climate Change?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash-landed in some desolate part of the …

Ice Age

Hong Kong’s real-life Isle of Dogs, and the volunteers who help care for unwanted pets left to die

In filmmaker Wes Anderson’s new animated comedy <i>Isle of Dogs</i> , Japan’s entire canine population is banished to a fictional Trash Island following a …

Hong Kong

Wellstone legacy ‘goes dormant’ after family ousted in Democratic feud

A rift at an influential progressive group named for the late Minnesota senator offers a glimpse into a thorny party debate.<p>In the Democratic Party’s reckoning following the election of Donald Trump, an unlikely feud has erupted inside an organization at the heart of the progressive …

Middle-class

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’<p>Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a …

Justice

Scientists just created a new "super wood" that's stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of …

Nanotech

3 hurt in San Antonio after family takes home kittens, finds out — painfully — they are bobcats

Whoa, kitties!<p>The fur is flying after three people in San Antonio were injured by two bobcat cubs they mistook for domestic kittens.<p>The cuter-than-cute critters were found by a family and taken home. And that’s when the feisty felines attacked.<p>"She tried to feed them some kitten milk, and during …

Cats

California’s new solar mandate for homes is hastening the inevitable grid “defection day”

Utilities love solar, as long as they own it. The idea of customers generating their own solar power, and selling it back to the grid, strikes fear into big power companies.<p>Their panic likely just ticked up a notch. On May 9, California’s energy commission unanimously adopted a measure making solar …

Solar Power

Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found

An ancient skin-eating fungus is killing off hundreds of species—and the Korean War may have helped spread it.<p>Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.<p>This ecological …

Biodiversity

Large Island Declared Rat-Free in Biggest Removal Success

South Georgia Island near Antarctica is now teeming with native wildlife, thanks to an effort to remove invasive rats that had been devouring birds.<p>A remote, freezing, salt-spray lashed paradise for wildlife has been completely cleared of rats in the largest rodent eradication of all time, the …

Nature

Maryland deputy fatally shoots groundhog as it crosses road, video shows

<b>SYKESVILLE, Md. --</b> A video posted to social media shows a Maryland deputy shoot a groundhog as it was trying to cross a road. CBS Baltimore reports …

Social Media

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Wolves Are Losing Ground to Industrial Logging in Southeast Alaska

By Faith Rudebusch<p>For 12,000 years, wolves have roamed Southeast Alaska's rugged Alexander Archipelago—a 300-mile stretch of more than 1,000 islands …

Wildlife

USDA Kills Hundreds of Kittens After Feeding Them Bad Meat

WASHINGTON - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is breeding kittens, feeding them bad meat, testing their stool and then euthanizing them even …

Evangelical Christianity

Rewilding & Repeopling - BIG Weekend evening talk

The Cairngorms National Park is well known for its exceptionally high nature value and is often held up as an example of Britain’s last great …

Emails show Heritage Foundation offered Pruitt flights, hotel, and talking points for its conference

The think tank also suggested talking points for the EPA administrator.<p>The Heritage Foundation — a free market think tank known for promoting climate …

Scott Pruitt

Our Films: Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy- The Yellowstone Story – Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

A film that presents the viewer with a complete picture of what it means to advocate for an imperiled species protected within Yellowstone National …

National Parks

Zebra finches' social experiences alter their genomic DNA, changing ability to learn

Asst. Prof. Sarah London has long appreciated zebra finches for their unique learning characteristics. The males learn from another male tutor, but …

Biology

The ecologists who think moving to cities will save the planet

As far as professions go, conservationists are not known for their optimism. And, with the future of the planet looking so bleak, who can blame them? …

Water