Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for a Third ‘F.

Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for a Third ‘F.’ Top: Giuliana Furci wrote a field guide for Chilean fungi and set up the Fungi Foundation when she realized the unique organisms were largely ignored in Chile. Photo: Mateo ...
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Don’t Hike so Close to Me: How the Presence of Humans Can Disturb Wildlife up to Half a Mile Away

Don’t hike so close to me: How the presence of humans can disturb wildlife up to half a mile away Authors: Jeremy Dertien (Clemson University), Courtney Larson (University of Wyoming), and Sarah Reed (Colorado State University) Millions of Americans are ...
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‘Bee-washing’ Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers

'Bee-washing' Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among lesser-known native bee populations. Wild native bees are vital to pollinate plants. Their populations ...
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Caring for Frogs and Salamanders in their Own Home

Caring for Frogs and Salamanders —Herping Ethically 🐸  This season, we've seen a lot of posts showing salamander egg masses displaced from their original anchor spots, pics of lifted masses, and of flipped logs showing red-backed salamanders. It’s fun to ...
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Plant Blindness & the Extinction Crisis

‘Plant blindness’ is obscuring the extinction crisis for non-animal species Up to a million species may go extinct due to human activity according to a recent report, some within decades. We all know the mammals in trouble – polar bears, ...
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The Need for a Global Deal for Nature

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature We chart a course for immediately protecting at least 30% of Earth’s surface to put the brakes on rapid biodiversity loss, and then add another 20% ...
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The Case for Forests’ Prominent Role in Holding Off Climate Change

The case for forests’ prominent role in holding off climate change
  • The authors of a new report argue that investment in forests as a climate change mitigation strategy is just as important as addressing emissions from the energy sector.
  • Despite the ...
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Is That Selfie Really Worth it? Why Face Time With Wild Animals is a Bad Idea

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month, when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, ...
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What The Grieving Mother Orca Tells Us About How Animals Experience Death

What the grieving mother orca tells us about how animals experience death For many weeks, news of a mother orca carrying her dead infant through the icy waters of the Salish Sea captured the attention of many around the ...
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Support for the U.S. Endangered Species Act Over Time and Space

About the Endangered Species Act and the non-controversy over its widespread support (contrary to what we currently are 'led' to believe)... In short, a study published very recently found that: (a) ∼4 in 5 Americans support the ESA, whereas ...
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