Animals
One Cheeky Thing:  Gorillas Pose For Selfies

One Cheeky Thing: Gorillas Pose For Selfies

It’s hard not to love this photo of Mathieu Shamavu, a caretaker at Virunga National Park who is like family to the “posing” gorillas pictured here, Ndakazi and Ndeze, a pair of young females whose parents were killed by poachers. Thanks to the special care shown them by the rangers at the Virunga National Park’s […]

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Pollution/Climate Change Complicate National Aquarium Dolphin Relocation

Pollution/Climate Change Complicate National Aquarium Dolphin Relocation

In 2016 the National Aquarium in Baltimore made a decision to retire its 7 dolphins and move them to a yet-to-be-built seaside sanctuary in Florida or the Caribbean. The decision was made after a change in public sentiment regarding captive whales and dolphins occurred in part due to the 2013 documentary film Blackfish. However, fast-forward […]

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California bans sales of rabbits at pet stores to prevent abandoned Easter bunnies

California bans sales of rabbits at pet stores to prevent abandoned Easter bunnies

Californians will have to stick to Peeps bunnies for their Easter celebrations as they will no longer be able to buy real bunnies at a pet store. As the Mercury News reported, “California became the first U.S. state to pass a law aimed at stemming a post-holiday deluge of maturing rabbits being abandoned or euthanized. […]

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Climate change causing more far female sea turtles

Climate change causing more far female sea turtles

Pollution, coastal development, toxic algae, and gillnets all pose a threat to the existence of sea turtles but climate change may pose the biggest threat of all. It turns out that the heat of the sand where eggs are buried ultimately determines whether a sea turtle becomes male or female. As NatGeo reported, since climate […]

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Bright Lights Kill Millions of Birds In Big Cities

Bright Lights Kill Millions of Birds In Big Cities

It’s spring and time for annual bird migrations, but for the more than 70 percent of U.S. birds, which are migratory, it is increasingly dangerous. A new study published last week in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is shedding “light” on the problem that light pollution poses for the vast majority of U.S. migratory birds because they travel at night when they are much more likely to crash into buildings, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which led the study. 

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Two Cool Things: Great New Nature Documentaries

Two Cool Things: Great New Nature Documentaries

Environmentally-themed documentary films and TV series are having a Renaissance.

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