conservation
Camden Town Brewery is Selling Hedgehog Pubs to Lure the Critters in During Harsh Winter Months

If you want to do your bit in preserving British wildlife without the rigmarole of going out slug-spotting at night, get yourself a hedgehog pub for your garden, so they can kick back and hibernate. Read More >>

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A Second Butterfly Defender Has Been Found Dead in Mexico

Two butterfly activists have been found dead in Mexico in less than a week. Read More >>

conservation
Volunteers Needed to Look for Slugs So We Know How Many of the Buggers There Are

No, this isn't to keep a note of their ranks so that we're prepared should they ever sprout legs and declare war on salt. Read More >>

conservation
Firefighters Save Australia’s Endangered ‘Dinosaur Trees’ From Raging Bushfires

The Wollemi Pines in Australia are like nothing else in the world. These so-called “dinosaur trees” live in northwest Sydney, and they were extremely close to being burned over and lost forever. In a rare victory among all the Very Sad News coming out of the Australian bushfires, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service managed to save these centuries-old trees. Read More >>

animals
After Saving a Species Through Sheer Horniness, This Tortoise is Heading Home

One absolute unit of a tortoise is retiring from his rampant sex crusade after practically single-handedly saving his species from extinction. Read More >>

science
Meet the Scientists Trying to Save Indonesia’s Critically Endangered Orangutans

If you were asked to list the skillset needed to work in orangutan conservation, you might not think to jot down accomplished marksman. But that’s high on the list of job requirements for a unique band of conservationists working in the forests of Borneo. Read More >>

conservation
Camera Traps Show Invasive Coyotes and Foxes Heading Toward South America

North American coyotes don’t live in South America, nor do crab-eating foxes. But new research suggests that could change, should deforestation in Central America continue. Read More >>

science
All the Species Declared Extinct This Decade

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta Island tortoises, died in 2012. George’s story is the perfect extinction story. It features a charismatic character with a recognisable face, an obvious villain, and the tireless efforts of naturalists. Read More >>

donald trump
As He’s Impeached, Trump Denies to Rally-Goers That He Always Has to Flush the Toilet 10 Times

As the House of Representatives voted 230-197 and 229-198 on mostly party lines to impeach Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Wednesday night, Trump spent a good stretch of a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan waging his ongoing feud against water-conserving bathroom fixtures. Read More >>

animals
New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working

The total population of free-ranging mountain gorillas is now 1,063, according to an encouraging new survey. Read More >>

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Google’s New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer

All around the world, conservationists and biologists have hard drives full of millions of camera trap photos. Going through these images can be laborious and time-consuming, but a new program – a partnership between Google and several conservation organisations – simplifies the process with the help of artificial intelligence. Read More >>

science
Scientists Sequence the Genome of an Extinct Parakeet

Researchers have produced the first whole genome of the Carolina parakeet, a recently extinct parrot native to the United States. The bird’s DNA reveals that humans (and probably humans alone) brought about its abrupt extinction. Read More >>

politics
Donald Trump Has Toilet Problems

President Donald J. Trump is having some toilet trouble – extremely normal toilet trouble that happens to all of us on a regular basis. Like how we sometimes have to flush 10-15 times before it all goes down, and that is totally due to barmy liberals demanding environmentally friendly toilets. Read More >>

environment
India’s Sacred Groves Are Disappearing, Taking Biodiversity and Culture With Them

Past the outskirts of Kochi, a teeming south Indian city of 2.1 million, it’s possible to walk a few short minutes and enter another world. Under a leafy green canopy a 90-minute drive from the city’s busy downtown core, the screech of motorcycle engines is slowly replaced by the trilling of birds. The air is cooler here, pleasant with the aroma of leaves and loam. Read More >>

science
Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals

The wildlife that rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought. A new study has found that tropical forest species are six times more sensitive to forest fragmentation than species in temperate ecosystems. Read More >>