WWF is trying to raise enough money to build a sanctuary for some 40 bears that are currently being tortured in bile extraction farms.
Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the Bornean orangutan as a critically endangered species as a result of the devastation of Indonesian rainforests, of which a staggering 25% have been leveled in recent decades.
People have known for quite some time that Greenland sharks are among the slowest moving sharks in the world, which may help them sustain life for so long, since slower beings tend to live longer.
By now we should be able to acknowledge that the election is rigged and that none of the current candidates represent the deepest interests of the American people or the human race. Never the less a sea of human energy and resources are being dumped into the phony contest, all the while, critically important issues go undiscussed with no plan what so ever. The amount of vitriol, anger, and hate in the election debate this year is suffocating, leaving one to wonder what would happen if this much energy were directed toward solving our most pressing collective problems.
The most likely explanation for the animals’ refusal to let go of the corpses: grief. Scientists have found a growing number of species, from giraffes to chimps, that behave as if stricken with grief. Elephants, for example, return again and again to the body of a dead companion.
While vacationing on the shores of St. Lawrence River in Canada, a family spotted a baby Beluga whale washed up on the riverbank. The whale’s mother was nowhere to be seen so that family’s boys quickly took the initiative to save its life and began hydrating it until authorities arrived.
Sayings like “there a lot more fish in the sea” may not be as true as they once were. We are depleting our oceans. Read this!
An article by Omar Cherif exploring a collection of unique natural wonders from around the globe.
The arrival of the truck full of dead bees at EPA headquarters heralds a rally in which environmental groups, beekeepers, organic food advocates and others will “deliver over 4 million signatures urging an immediate ban on bee-killing pesticides” to the agency.
A study that found up to 80 tons of microplastic waste entering the sea every year from use of these cosmetics in the UK alone. Just imagine the kind of waste USA and China produce and contribute to the ocean’s waste problem.
From eucalyptus oil to white vinegar and more, there are lots of ways you can repel insects without putting toxins in your home or on your body. Try these.
Dave Schuit, a honey-producer in Elmwood, Canada, said that his farm lost 37 million bees almost immediately after a nearby farm began planting GMO corn and spraying neonics on their crops.
From sea otters to cave bats, endangered creatures have stolen our hearts and caused us to fight for their habits. Here are 10 beautiful places that have been preserved because certain animals call them home.