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16

Jul

The big carnivores are in trouble — and that’s no little thingThe majority of Earth’s largest carnivores are threatened with extinction, and the trickle-down effects of that decline can be seen everywhere.

The big carnivores are in trouble — and that’s no little thing
The majority of Earth’s largest carnivores are threatened with extinction, and the trickle-down effects of that decline can be seen everywhere.

Can humanizing animals help us save them?By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

Can humanizing animals help us save them?
By attributing human characteristics to animals — what’s known as anthropomorphism — we’re more likely to empathize with them, which can have both negative and positive effects on the species.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of waterWater is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water
Water is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

10

Jul

Good news for turtles: U.S. designates massive ‘critical habitat’ for loggerheadsThe newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.

Good news for turtles: U.S. designates massive ‘critical habitat’ for loggerheads
The newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.

08

Jul

How United is helping track tiny speciesThe airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

How United is helping track tiny species
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

03

Jul

How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poachingRepurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.

How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.

02

Jul

How researchers track the ‘lost years’ of baby sea turtlesHoping to better protect loggerheads, scientists get creative in finding a way to track the years that baby turtles spend in the ocean.

How researchers track the ‘lost years’ of baby sea turtles
Hoping to better protect loggerheads, scientists get creative in finding a way to track the years that baby turtles spend in the ocean.

25

Jun

8 animals pulled back from the brink of extinction

23

Jun

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterfliesThe president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterflies
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

18

Jun

Obama proposes Earth’s largest marine sanctuaryCovering more than 500 million acres of ocean, the expanded marine sanctuary would be four times larger than California. It could also help nurture the region’s ongoing boom in nature preservation.

Obama proposes Earth’s largest marine sanctuary
Covering more than 500 million acres of ocean, the expanded marine sanctuary would be four times larger than California. It could also help nurture the region’s ongoing boom in nature preservation.