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Antique Markets Used to Launder Poached Ivory

Legal ivory markets that are supposed to only deal in stockpiles and antiques inevitably launder poached ivory. Close them all, says WCS vice president for species conservation. David Biello reports


August 11, 2014 — David Biello

Shy Snake Packs a Deadly Bite

Hey so snakes that inject venom into the bloodstream are pretty bad, how about a snake that injects venom into your bloodstream AND makes you bleed out from every orifice?

August 10, 2014 — Bec Crew
Happy 8/8! Can You Spot These 8 Hiding Octopuses?

Happy 8/8! Can You Spot These 8 Hiding Octopuses?

We must wait patiently two more months until the official International Octopus Day. But August 8th (8/8) is reason enough to celebrate these awesome, eight-armed creatures.

August 8, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
The 6-ton Blue whale model at London’s Natural History Museum

After 75 Years, 6-Ton Blue Whale Model Still Excites London Museum

A series of meetings meant that I found myself in London’s Natural History Museum yesterday, and with my friends and Tet Zoo supporters Dan and Felix Bridel (great t-shirt, Felix) I spent a while gawping at the always fascinating life-sized Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus model that hangs in the Mammal Hall...

August 8, 2014 — Darren Naish

Government Officials May Have Mishandled DDT Superfund Site

Health experts are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan state officials for their decades-long delays in cleanup of a Superfund site that is killing songbirds in yards, possibly leaving people at risk, too...

August 6, 2014 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News

"Cobra" Rock Formation in Utah Beheaded

A red rock pinnacle popular with climbers and named for its snakelike shape has been beheaded in the Utah desert, federal land managers said on Tuesday. The Cobra was one of dozens of rock formations in the Fisher Towers region of the Colorado River Special Recreation area near Moab, about 400 miles southeast of Salt Lake City...

August 6, 2014
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