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David Attenborough Doesn’t Get Why David Attenborough is Popular

Naturalist and TV stalwart Sir David Attenborough seems to spend quite a bit of time pondering his neverending TV success story, and has said he finds it "a bit odd" that for three entire generations of the UK population he is the most consistent and omnipresent voice in their lives, and even the kids are still bang up for listening to him going on about killer whales and how insects do it and how many types of iguana there are and all that. Read More >>

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The Year’s Best Wildlife Photos Remind Us Why Nature Is Worth Fighting For

Nature can be glorious, miraculous, and sometimes downright brutal. Not all of us get to witness the amazing feats of the natural world happening in the flesh, though. Luckily, we have wildlife photographers whose riveting images can help bring the wilderness into our living rooms. Read More >>

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Attenborough Promises Humanity a Kicking in New BBC Nature Series

BBC producers have found some bits of the planet that haven't yet been immortalised in HD by a wildlife documentary crew, and is planning to release new series Seven Worlds, One Planet this autumn. And this time we're promised that it won't gloss over humanity's role in stinking the world up with our water bottles, discarded flip flops and general detritus. Read More >>

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Conker Trees Added to List of Dying Out Things

The mighty horse chestnut, AKA the conker tree, is one of the highest profile additions to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's very long list of tree species at risk of being obliterated by the modern world, but humankind as a whole is off the hook for this one; it's because of moths. Read More >>

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The Next David Attenborough Series is a BBC/Netflix Team-up Called ‘Life in Colour’

When he's not lending his name to research vessels, or creating VR experiences for the Natural History Museum, David Attenborough's favourite thing to do seems to be narrating nature documentaries. As we all know he's contributed to countless numbers of documentary series about the natural world, and now there's another one on the way that's being developed as part of a team-up between the BBC and Netflix. Read More >>

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Attenborough Told to Stop Making Nature Look Too Happy

Those few minutes when David Attenborough does a sad face in the vicinity of a plastic bottle at the end of a BBC nature spectacular are not enough to illustrate the threat the planet's wildlife is facing, with researchers accusing the naturalist star and his lovely films of misleading viewers with beautiful images of wildlife appearing to be doing just fine. Read More >>

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The Best Wildlife Photos of 2019 Reveal Nature’s Beauty and Ferocity

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s crop features some stunning – and gut wrenching – images. From animals fighting for their lives to the subtle beauty of a bird drinking from an icicle, these photographs are nothing short of remarkable. Read More >>

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Inside the ‘Wild and Almost Unimaginable’ World of Cave Diving

If one thing’s clear from Jill Heinerth’s breathtaking new memoir on her life as a professional cave diver, it’s that this unusual career path requires serious mettle. Read More >>

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The USA Loses a Football Field-Sized Chunk of Nature Every 30 Seconds

The U.S. has been unbelievably good at one thing: destroying shit. Over 16 years, humans have destroyed some 24 million acres of natural lands in the U.S., according to a new report. Read More >>

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Tree Experts Say Help Them With Bathwater

Trees unfortunate enough to have been planted in urban areas could do with our help, with tree enthusiasts saying we should assist our councils by watering young saplings ourselves with bathwater or grey washing up waste. Read More >>

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Tree Believed to Have Inspired Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Has Died

Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) once wrote his popular children’s books atop Mount Soledad in San Diego, California. From there, he could see a single Monterey Cypress tree that sat within Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California. That tree is thought to have helped inspire The Lorax. Read More >>

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That Study About the Health Benefits of Nature Comes With an Important Caveat

On Thursday, a new study in Scientific Reports found just two hours a week spent in nature can help improve a person’s health and well-being. The widely-reported findings reinforce what many instinctively know: nature can be rejuvenating. But a less-publicised aspect of the study is the finding that not everyone experiences nature the same way or benefits equally. Read More >>

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Everything Is Screwed, Major New Extinction Report Finds

There has never been a period like this in the history of humanity. In a sweeping report delivered on Monday, the world’s top scientists warned that up to a million species could go extinct in the next few decades. But crucially, the report also shows the world has a choice about whether to let go of nearly 13 per cent of all species or live more in balance with nature. That choice will largely determine our own fate, as well. Read More >>

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Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Mysterious ‘Type D’ Killer Whale, Possibly a New Species

In 1955, 17 killer whales were found stranded on a beach in Paraparaumu, New Zealand. Scientists thought they looked weird, but they shrugged it off as some type of genetic deformity. Since then, the whale has been something of an urban legend until fishermen and tourists began capturing rare images of the animals. Read More >>

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A U.S. City Just Granted Legal Rights to a Lake

Crystal Jankowski went into labor during the 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio. The city’s 276,000 residents couldn’t use their tap water at all for a weekend in August – no drinking, bathing, nada. The water, supplied by Lake Erie, had become toxic due to the lake’s dangerous algae overgrowth. Read More >>