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NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

Aug 29, 2013
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The koala: Living life on the edge

Koalas living at the edge of their natural habitat range behave differently to those living well within in it, finds a study published in the open access journal Movement Ecology this week. The research has im ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Europe's bison, beavers and bears bounce back

Several European animal and bird species driven to near extinction by humans have made a dramatic comeback in the past 50 years thanks to conservation efforts, a report said Thursday.

Sep 26, 2013
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign โ€“ ...

Nov 21, 2013
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New action plan to save Madagascar's at-risk lemurs

Contrary to the film of DreamWorks' imagining, Madagascar is not ruled by King Julien and his colony of lemurs. In fact the status of the lemurs on the island โ€“ the only place on earth that they exist โ€“ ...

Feb 21, 2014
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