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Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. A rare northern quoll, an animal almost extinct due to the cane toad.

This Marsupial’s Sex Obsession Might be the Reason it’s Endangered 

The Australian northern quoll has an alarmingly short lifespan. According to new research, the reason might be an all-consuming obsession with sex.  Male northern quolls, which are house cat-sized marsupials endemic to Australia, tend to die after a single breeding season, whereas females can live [...]

19th Century Dodo Illustration

Bringing the Dodo Bird Back From Extinction? It’s Happening

Colossal Biosciences, a U.S.-based gene editing company, has just announced an ambitious new plan to “de-extinct” the dodo.  Dodoes—three-foot-tall flightless birds that once thrived on the African island Mauritius—went extinct sometime in the 17th century. According to even the most optimistic scientific models, they died [...]

Hiker On Eagle Peak Promontory Admiralty Island Tongass National Forest Southeast Alaska Summer

New Ban Protects 9 Million Acres of Alaskan Wilderness

After two decades of intense legal battle, 9.4 million acres of the nation’s largest national forest—the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska—will be protected from deforestation for good. The Biden Administration’s ruling, announced on January 25, repealed a Trump-era decision to reopen part of the [...]

Global warming, conceptual illustration.

Great News: Ozone Layer is On Track to Heal Within 20 Years

The hole in the ozone layer, which shocked humanity when it was first discovered 40 years ago, is now on track to heal completely—and soon. According to a new United Nations report, the vast majority of the earth’s ozone layer should be healed by 2040. [...]

Conservation

This Marsupial’s Sex Obsession Might be the Reason it’s Endangered 

The Australian northern quoll has an alarmingly short lifespan. According to new research, the reason might be an all-consuming obsession with sex.  Male northern [...]

Biology

Bringing the Dodo Bird Back From Extinction? It’s Happening

Colossal Biosciences, a U.S.-based gene editing company, has just announced an ambitious new plan to “de-extinct” the dodo.  Dodoes—three-foot-tall flightless birds that once thrived [...]

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New Ban Protects 9 Million Acres of Alaskan Wilderness

After two decades of intense legal battle, 9.4 million acres of the nation’s largest national forest—the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska—will be protected [...]

Conservation

Great News: Ozone Layer is On Track to Heal Within 20 Years

The hole in the ozone layer, which shocked humanity when it was first discovered 40 years ago, is now on track to heal completely—and [...]

Conservation

Care About Conservation? 11 Ideas for Acts of Service on MLK Day

Every year on or around Martin Luther King Day, organizations across the country honor the late Dr. King with marches, parades and acts of [...]

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