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Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its infants

April 17, 2014 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News
What Is Success?

What Is Success?

"Goodbye don't mean gone." – attributed to Ray Charles "Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them." – Flannery O'Connor When New York calls, you listen, you go...

March 13, 2014 — Kathleen Raven
Sunday Species Snapshot: Blue-Crowned Laughingthrush

Sunday Species Snapshot: Blue-Crowned Laughingthrush

There isn’t much to laugh about when we’re talking about the blue-crowned laughingthrush. Only about 250 of these rare birds, whose songs sound like human laughter, remain in the wild...

February 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

On the streets of Beijing, little old ladies coax even littler dogs to do their business. Some even bear the little plastic bags carried by civically conscious urbanite pet-lovers everywhere...

November 26, 2013 — David Biello
How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct

How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct

Oh what a difference a century makes. At the beginning of the 20th century, an estimated one million black rhinoceroses from four different subspecies roamed the savannas of Africa.

November 13, 2013 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon

Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon

These arboreal lesser apes evolved for life in the trees. But when people cut those trees down the gibbons had nowhere left to go. Species name: Northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys)...

November 3, 2013 — John R. Platt
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