The New York Times reports An all-white, albino panda has appeared in a natural reserve in China, the first of its kind to be documented, an expert said this week. Read story and see photo at White Panda Is Spotted in China for the First Time – The New York Times

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Red Seabeach: Photo by Jia Mi on Flickr | Copyright. Contributor: Eric Grundhauser Looking out across the world’s largest wetland area, the swath of marshy flora growing in the shallow waters of Dawa County, China is an eye-popping crimson, making the whole area look like it has been taken over by the fictional “red weed” […]

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U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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