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    Elephants Call Each Other by Name, Like Humans Do, Study Finds

    Elephants Call Each Other by Name, Like Humans Do, Study Finds

    Elephants are some of the most intelligent, compassionate and social creatures on Earth, forming tight-knit family groups, social networks and an extended “clan structure,” the members of which not only care for each other, but, as new research shows, call each other by name. A new study by researchers from Save the Elephants — a […]

    ‘Greener’ Drugs Needed to Protect Wildlife, Biodiversity and Public Health From Exposure Damages, Study Says

    ‘Greener’ Drugs Needed to Protect Wildlife, Biodiversity and Public Health From Exposure Damages, Study Says

    Pharmaceutical pollution is posing new dangers to wildlife, and humans will need to develop more eco-friendly medications to preserve ecosystems, according to a new paper published in Nature Sustainability. The specific effects that human drugs can have on wildlife has been well documented. One study found that when exposed to antidepressants present in their habitat, […]

    Solar Project Planned for Mojave Desert Will Destroy Thousands of Joshua Trees and Endangered Tortoise Habitat

    Solar Project Planned for Mojave Desert Will Destroy Thousands of Joshua Trees and Endangered Tortoise Habitat

    A new solar power project that will break ground in the Mojave Desert, near two Kern County towns in California, will require thousands of Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) to be removed. The project is also expected to destroy a habitat for desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii), California’s state reptile and a threatened species. The Aratina Solar […]

    Researchers Develop Protective Nests for At-Risk Turtles in Ontario

    Researchers Develop Protective Nests for At-Risk Turtles in Ontario

    With all eight native freshwater turtle species of Ontario considered at-risk, researchers have created protective nests to help boost offspring survival. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University designed a nest with materials like moss and lichen to mimic the turtles’ natural rocky nesting sites. As the research team pointed out in their […]

    Mexico Braces for Its ‘Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded’

    Mexico Braces for Its ‘Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded’

    Mexico could see record temperatures in the next two weeks, as extreme heat driven partially by El Niño blankets the country. A lack of sufficient rainfall has left 70 percent of Mexico suffering from drought conditions, with a third experiencing severe drought, the national water commission said, as Reuters reported. “In the next 10 to […]

    Elephants Greet Each Other With ‘Elaborate’ Combinations of Vocal Cues and Gestures, Study Finds

    Elephants Greet Each Other With ‘Elaborate’ Combinations of Vocal Cues and Gestures, Study Finds

    Elephants are highly intelligent and social, forming close family groups and showing understanding, cooperation and empathy in their relationships. Now, an international team of animal behaviorists have confirmed that elephants greet each other with a complex array of gestures and vocal cues, depending on the individuals and circumstances. “Elephants live in multi-level societies where individuals […]