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Report: One Third of America’s Wildlife Is Now Under Threat Report: One Third of America’s Wildlife Is Now Under Threat

On Thursday, the National Wildlife Federation, the American Fisheries Society, and The Wildlife Society released a report finding that up to a third of America’s wildlife species are vulnerable because of human activity. A fifth of all U.S. species are “imperiled and at high risk of extinction.”

Everything Is Going Wrong for North Atlantic Right Whales This Year [Updated] Everything Is Going Wrong for North Atlantic Right Whales This Year [Updated]

North Atlantic right whales are living the plot of a science fiction story: They are not having any babies. With the end of the winter calving season just around the corner, so far zero newborns have been spotted. With fewer than 450 of the whales remaining, and around 100 breeding females, this reproductive drought…

Orange Snow Turns Europe Into a Martian Landscape [Updated]

The fact that snow is white seems like a pretty basic truth. But over the weekend in parts of eastern Europe, the snow turned orange.

Now There’s a Starbucks in Yosemite Because Nothing Is Sacred Now There’s a Starbucks in Yosemite Because Nothing Is Sacred

You could be excused for believing there’s no new ground for Starbucks to break in the U.S. The Seattle-based coffee chain has around 14,000 outlets spread across the country. Sadly, you are wrong. You just need to open your mind, and start imagining coffee shops in places more known for their extraordinary natural…

Idaho Wants to Allow the Hunting of a Single Grizzly Bear Idaho Wants to Allow the Hunting of a Single Grizzly Bear

For grizzly bears, leaving national park boundaries could soon be a life-or-death decision.

New Zealand Just Exterminated 200,000 Mice From a Single Island [Updated] New Zealand Just Exterminated 200,000 Mice From a Single Island [Updated]

It’s not often conservationists celebrate the mass killing of animals, but managing our relationship with nature these days requires creative, and often compromising, solutions. Such is the case in New Zealand, where leaders are determined to get rid of all rats, possums, stoats, and other invasive predators by 2050.…

Palm Trees Are Moving North Palm Trees Are Moving North

Washington, D.C. is famous for its cherry blossoms, but someday it could also be renowned for its palm trees. That’s according to a new study looking at how palm trees are expanding into northern parts of the world that have long been too cold for the iconic tropical trees.

The Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Dead The Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Dead

Death did not sneak up on Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who was put to sleep on Monday after a months-long battle with a number of health complications. He was 45, and there will never be another animal quite like him.

These Are the Worst Invasive Species in the West [Updated] These Are the Worst Invasive Species in the West [Updated]

The Western Governors’ Association published its first-ever list of the 50 worst invasive species inhabiting that region of the country on Thursday, and some of the culprits may surprise you.

Stephen Hawking Was Terrified of Climate Change Stephen Hawking Was Terrified of Climate Change

Stephen Hawking, renowned theoretical physicist and one of the brightest scientific minds of the last half century, died at age 76 this week. In a career spanning 50 years—and challenged by a crippling disease—Hawking set his mind to understanding the Universe. After decades of investigating everything from black…

We’re Building Millions of Homes in the Line of Wildfires We’re Building Millions of Homes in the Line of Wildfires

Last year was a very bad year for wildfire damage across the U.S., and it’s only going to get worse. One way to counteract this increasing danger is to build smarter. A new study shows just how bad the problem has gotten, and suggests building smarter means being more intentional about where we build.

The Way This Dutch Designer Dealt With Light Pollution Is Ingenious

The Afsluitdijk is a 20-mile dam that has been protecting the low-lying Netherlands from the force of the ocean for decades. According to Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch artist who works in urban environments, it’s quite famous in the country because “basically, it protects us from drowning.”

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