Conservation

food news

Conservationists Would Really Like People to Stop Throwing Banana Peels on the Ground

Banana peels don't "quickly disappear" at high altitudes; it can take years for a single peel to decompose.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.19.19
Conservation

Mammals Are Dying at an Alarming Rate Even in Unpolluted Forests

Scientists made maps to show how mammals in an intact habitat still face major pressures from human hunters.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.19
crime

Cops Finally Caught a Woman Who Killed Hundreds of Elephants for Their Ivory

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
Motherboard

Someone’s Lost Vacation Photos Turned Up in Leopard Seal Poop

Come get them.
Sarah Emerson
2.5.19
sharks

Famously Huge Great White Shark, ‘Deep Blue,’ Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale in Hawaii

Shark experts were thrilled to see the iconic shark in Hawaii this week.
Sarah Emerson
1.16.19
Motherboard

The 'World's Loneliest Frog' Finally Has a Mate

A male Sehuencas water frog, thought to be the last of his kind, will be bred with a female recently caught in the wild.
Sarah Emerson
1.15.19
government shutdown

The Government Shutdown Has Halted Wildlife Conservation and Research

Between the loss of revenue and the lack of staff, important wildlife conservation work done by the National Park Service has been put in jeopardy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.11.19
Conservation

Japan is going to start hunting whales commercially for the first time in more than 30 years

The Japanese barely eat whale meat anymore.
Alex Lubben
12.26.18
dead whales

Rotting Whale Carcasses Are Bringing Risk of Shark Swarms to Australian Coast

The government of Western Australia revealed that a historic number of dead whales littered its beaches this year.
Sarah Emerson
12.14.18
plastic

Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours

A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
Motherboard

The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows

Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.18
cryptids

The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.18
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