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Beyond carbon neutral – What the world should learn from Bhutan
Bhutan’s overarching commitment to sustainable progress is the backbone for one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time.
8 creative ways to reduce human-wildlife conflict
Conflict often arises when the needs of animals are pitted against those of growing human populations. For scientists, the obvious answer to reducing human-wildlife conflict is…chili powder, bees, and strobe lights?
These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015
In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!
Why is Indonesia on fire, and what can you do to help?
Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.
Google Street View offers new insights for conservation
Google Street View is nothing new, but scientists are embracing the technology to inform their research like never before.
Science is the secret to sustainable seafood
Eating sustainably doesn’t have to be hard; just take the easy steps to become informed about where your food is coming from and how it got to your plate.
Why did the tapir cross the road? Because it had reflective stickers
Over one million animals are killed on roads every day. But for the tapir of South America, a flashy new accessory may keep them safe from oncoming traffic.
The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands
Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.
For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm
In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.
Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar
Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.