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    What History Can Teach Us About Endangered Species Conservation

    What History Can Teach Us About Endangered Species Conservation

    By David Shiffman One of the most fascinating challenges of endangered species management is the concept of shifting baselines — the idea that how much worse a problem has gotten, and what your recovery goal should be, depends on when you start measuring the problem. In many cases we need scientific data on the population […]

    4 Countries Harbor 80% of the World’s Deforestation Caused by Industrial Mining

    4 Countries Harbor 80% of the World’s Deforestation Caused by Industrial Mining

    While more than 70 percent of deforestation worldwide is linked to agriculture, this isn’t the only threat faced by the world’s tropical forests. Another threat is industrial mining, and this could grow in significance as demand for rare-earth minerals rises due to the clean energy transition.  That’s why a team of researchers published the first-ever […]

    UN Agency Approves Controversial Deep-Sea Mining Tests

    UN Agency Approves Controversial Deep-Sea Mining Tests

    A UN agency has granted permission for a Canadian-based company to test out deep-sea mining.  The Metals Company (TMC) announced on September 7 that the International Seabed Authority (ISA) had given its subsidiary Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) the go-ahead to gather 3,600 tonnes of polymetallic nodules from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, beginning […]

    Will Charles III Be a ‘Green’ King?

    Will Charles III Be a ‘Green’ King?

    Since he was a young prince, King Charles III has made his concerns and passion for the environment known, and has been campaigning for environmental causes and taking concrete steps to live in a sustainable way. In 1970, when Prince Charles was 21, he told the Countryside Steering Committee for Wales, “There is chemical pollution […]

    Tico the Manatee Rescued After Epic Journey of 2,500 Miles

    Tico the Manatee Rescued After Epic Journey of 2,500 Miles

    Nearly two months after a manatee named Tico was released from a rehabilitation facility and made his way into the deep waters of the open ocean, an international team of volunteers was delighted when he was found after traveling nearly 2,500 miles, reported The Australian. After being released into the wild by Brazilian NGO Aquasis […]

    Drumming Chimpanzees Have Unique ‘Signatures’

    Drumming Chimpanzees Have Unique ‘Signatures’

    It turns out that humans aren’t the only animals who pound out beats to express themselves.  A new study published in Animal Behavior Tuesday found that male chimpanzees in Uganda’s Budongo Forest use “individual drumming ‘signatures’” when they drum on the buttress roots of trees, so much so that researchers could compare different chimps to […]