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Wildlife Preservation

‘Aspiring Weatherman’ Allegedly Starts Forest Fire for Facebook Views

(GIZMODO) – An aspiring internet weatherman in eastern Kentucky was recently arrested on second-degree arson charges after authorities say he intentionally started a wildfire, the Associated Press reports. According to

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Scientists Document Wild Birds ‘Talking’ with Humans for the First Time

(Science Alert) – Zoologists have documented an incredible relationship between wild birds in Mozambique and the local Yao people, who team up together to hunt for honey. Using a series

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Birds of Prey Target Swimmers’ Underwear to Line Nests

(BBC) – Birds of prey on an Angus Glens estate have been stealing swimmers’ underwear to line their nest. The red kites at Gannochy made off with pants and socks

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Survey of 6,000 Coral Reefs Uncovers 15 ‘Bright Spots’

(FUTURITY) – Researchers have discovered a handful of “bright spots” among the world’s embattled coral reefs, suggesting that a radical new approach to conservation may have promise. In one of

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Magnets Could Pull Oil Out of Ocean Before Wildlife is Harmed

By Alice Klein (New Scientist) – It’s an attractive idea. Magnets could be used to pull oil from spills out of the water, with the help of iron oxide nanoparticles.

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‘Devil’ Gets a Pacemaker

(Reuters) – A Tasmanian Devil is recovering well after being implanted with a pacemaker to treat a heart condition. Ben Gruber reports. Nick was sick. So he went for a

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What Happens to Harambe’s Gorilla Troop Now That He’s Gone? It’s Complicated

(WIRED) – BEFORE THAT TODDLER FELL, before Harambe was killed, before the outrage erupted, Harambe was a young gorilla on his way to meet some ladies. In September, 2014, the silverback

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The Great Barrier Reef Is Even Worse Off Than We Thought

(GIZMODO) – We’ve known for a while that the Great Barrier Reef, but new numbers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies drive home exactly how much

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Call to Minimize Drone Impact on Wildlife

(SPACE WAR)  – University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological

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Small Brewery Creates An Edible Six Pack Ring That Feeds, Not Kills Marine Life

(HUFF POST UK) – A small craft beer brewery in Florida has done something incredible. It has created the first edible, 100 per cent biodegradable six pack ring. Traditional plastic

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