Animals
New Report Hopes to Spark “Paris Moment” for Biodiversity

New Report Hopes to Spark “Paris Moment” for Biodiversity

A major United Nations scientific report on biodiversity will be released later today, after a week of negotiations on the final text written by 400 leading scientists from 130 nations assessing the state of Nature — and its impact on humanity — across the globe, according to a draft obtained by Agence France-Presse (AFP). 

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One Happy Thing:  National Aquarium Releases Harp Seal Back Into the Wild

One Happy Thing: National Aquarium Releases Harp Seal Back Into the Wild

With 300 onlookers to cheer her on, a harp seal named Sally Ride, who has been recuperating for the last three months at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, was released back into the ocean last week.  She had stranded on a beach in a nearby part of Delaware and when she arrived at the […]

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One Cute Thing: @1Bike1World and His Cat Nala

One Cute Thing: @1Bike1World and His Cat Nala

Even if you don’t love cats, the Instagram @1bike1world is pretty hard to resist.  A 31-year old Scottish man named Dean Nicholson got tired of his day job as a welder and decided to travel the world on his bike.  Along the way he adopted an adorable kitten he named Nala that he found on […]

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One suspicious thing: Beluga in Norway thought to be a Russian spy

One suspicious thing: Beluga in Norway thought to be a Russian spy

Last week Norwegian fisherman spotted a beluga whale exhibiting atypical behavior and wearing a harness with the inscription “Equipment of St. Petersburg.” As the Washington Post explained, “Researchers say that the harness could have carried weapons or cameras, triggering new speculations about a sea mammal special operations program that the Russian navy is believed to […]

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One stunning thing: NatGeo’s Photos of Life on Earth

One stunning thing: NatGeo’s Photos of Life on Earth

As we close out Earth Week we wanted to leave you with a reminder of what we’re fighting for when we work to save our planet. Take a look at NatGeo’s stunning roundup of 50 photos that depict life on Earth. We were particularly fond of #12 above. NatGeo’s photos allow us to experience and […]

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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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