NPR reports More diseases that pass from animals to humans, such as COVID-19, are likely to emerge as animals lose their habitats, says a new United Nations report. But don’t stress about whether or not to give your dog the belly rub she has been asking for all day. The animals most likely to harbor […]

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University of Edinburg News Release Forest loss escalates biodiversity change The loss of forests around the world is causing far reaching change, with significant gains and losses to the variety of animals and plants that live there, research has found. The international study, led by the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, analysed biodiversity data […]

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Center For Biological Diversity News Release In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water-crossing Permit WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed under Nationwide Permit 12, a key water-crossing permit for […]

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Press Release from Wildlife Conservation Society WCS scientists confirm Africa’s largest elephant population cut by at least half in ten years Gabon’s Minkebe National Park has been decimated by poachers for ivory trade LIBREVILLE, GABON (February 6, 2013): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that a national park, once home to Africa’s largest forest […]

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This is a video about a turquoise-browed motmot in Costa Rica. From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office: Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck Updates to the official list of North and Central American bird species June 30, 2020 The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Checklist of North and Middle American Birds, published […]