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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Hitching a Ride

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Hitching a Ride

Steve Selden August 30, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a common merganser family going for a ride on mom’s back. Photographer

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Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2019 0

More than eight million tons of plastic debris end up in our oceans every year. Present in nearly every oceanic layer, plastic garbage today accounts for nearly 80 percent of all waste found in our

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Catch of the Day

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Catch of the Day

Steve Selden August 23, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a grizzly feeding on salmon in Alaska.   Photographer Elaine Schmitt captured

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New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

New Study Shows Wildlife Tourism Worth Five Times More Than Poaching

Emily Goodheart Kautz August 22, 2019 0

Recent research has revealed that wildlife tourism is five times more lucrative than poaching. In 2018, it was found that while the illegal wildlife trade accounted for 23 billion dollars of global GDP, ecotourism

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The Wonder of Wolf Watching

The Wonder of Wolf Watching

WWF August 21, 2019 0

There are so many positive reasons why humans seek out animals. Often, we just want to get a glimpse into their lives, to watch their bodies move across the landscape, to see how they

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New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

New “Ghost Forests” Are a Sign of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 20, 2019 0

Now, at the end of August, you may think that it’s about two months too early to talk about “ghost forests.” But, in fact, they have nothing to do with Halloween—and everything to do

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: King of the Savannah

Wildlife Photo of the Week: King of the Savannah

Steve Selden August 16, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a portrait of a lion in South Africa. Photographer Wesley Whitfield captured

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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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