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Single to Fight
Nov 10, 2023 3:50 PM CST
Bjork Releases Single to Fight 'Frankenstein Mutants'
Iceland's most famous star has put out 'Oral' to help raise funds to fight salmon farming in her home country
- Bjork is putting out a new single—but she didn't make it solely to indulge her creative and musical sensibilities. The 57-year-old Icelandic singer is using "Oral," put together with Spanish singer Rosalia and released Thursday, to raise funds to "help fight fish farming in Iceland,...
Is on the Brink
Sep 29, 2023 2:00 PM CDT
World's Largest 'Corpse' Flower Is on the Brink
All 42 species in Rafflesia genus can be considered threatened: study
is the world's largest single flowering plant, with a bloom more than three feet wide. Dubbed "corpse flower" or "stinking corpse lily," it's also incredibly smelly due to the foul odor—something like rotting flesh—it emits to attract carrion flies for pollination....
Biden Invokes Executive Power,
Goes Ahead With Climate Corps
Sep 20, 2023 10:30 AM CDT
Biden Invokes Executive Power, Goes Ahead With Climate Corps
Shot down by Congress, New Deal-style corps will serve as major green-jobs training program
- After being thwarted by Congress, President Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style climate initiative that will serve as a major green-jobs training program. In an announcement Wednesday, the White House said the program will employ about 20,000 young adults who will build trails, plant...
Plans for Controversial
Stonehenge Tunnel Approved
Jul 17, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Plans for Controversial Stonehenge Tunnel Approved
Though one expert says no work is likely to start any time soon
- Plans for a contentious and long-delayed road tunnel near Stonehenge were approved Friday. The UK transport secretary gave the OK to the $2.2 billion plan to widen roads around the ancient site and build a 2-mile tunnel aimed at reducing traffic on England's A303 road, the
Conserves 'Only Trace
Left' of Children Killed
May 16, 2023 10:01 AM CDT
Auschwitz Museum Conserves 'Only Trace Left' of Children Killed
Specialists are preserving 8K shoes of Nazis' youngest victims at Polish death camp
- In a modern conservation laboratory on the grounds of the former Auschwitz camp, a man wearing blue rubber gloves uses a scalpel to scrape away rust from the eyelets of small brown shoes worn by children before they were murdered in gas chambers. Colleagues at the other end of a...
Farm With Huge Herd of Rhinos
Is Being Auctioned Off
Apr 27, 2023 11:36 AM CDT
Farm With Huge Herd of Rhinos Is Being Auctioned Off
South African breeding farm has more than 10% of the world's white rhino population
- If you've ever dreamed of owning your own herd of rhinos and you have a spare $10 million or so, you have until May 1 to place a bid for a farm in South Africa that's home to a large share of the world's surviving white rhinos....
Polish Institute Labels Cats
'Invasive Alien Species'
Jul 26, 2022 1:35 PM CDT
Polish Institute Labels Cats 'Invasive Alien Species'
Biologist Wojciech Solarz defends move spurred by bird deaths
- A Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an "invasive alien species," citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. Some cat lovers have reacted emotionally to this month's decision and put the key scientist behind it on the defensive. Wojciech Solarz, a biologist...
of Rwanda Now
Draw Big Bucks
Jul 24, 2022 12:10 PM CDT
Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda Now Draw Big Bucks
From tourists who can afford $1.5K to spend an hour near them
- The "gorillas in the mist" as Dian Fossey famously called them are doing far better now than when the world was introduced to them. CBS News checks in on the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, which numbered 254 when Fossey arrived in the country in 1967. There are now more...
Critics Rip USDA's
'Inhumane' Killing of
Wolf Pups in Idaho
Oct 12, 2021 8:11 AM CDT
Critics Rip USDA's 'Inhumane' Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho
Students tracking the pups, conservation groups blast culling, while agency defends it
- For students at Idaho's Timberline High School, a wolf pack roaming nearby in Boise National Forest offered the opportunity to study the animals, and so they've tracked the group since 2003. This spring, though, a shocking find was made: eight pups in the pack were killed by none...
For 23 Endangered Species,
All Hope Is Now Gone
Sep 29, 2021 6:56 AM CDT
For 23 Endangered Species, All Hope Is Now Gone
Ivory-billed woodpecker, nearly 2 dozen other species have been declared extinct by US
- Wednesday is set to be a sad day for nearly two dozen endangered species, with all hope gone that we'll ever see them again. Federal wildlife authorities are expected to announce that the ivory-billed woodpecker, Bachman's warbler, and 20 other animals, as well as one plant, are now...
Big News for
China's Giant Pandas
Jul 9, 2021 2:02 PM CDT
Big News for China's Giant Pandas
They're now considered a vulnerable species in the wild, not endangered
- Giant pandas outside of captivity in China just saw a status upgrade. Thanks to conservation efforts, they're no longer considered an endangered species, but a vulnerable one, reports the
, which notes there are about 1,800 pandas currently in the country's wild. Environment Ministry rep Cui Shuhong...
Wildlife Experts Say Jaguars
Should Roam Southwest Again
May 18, 2021 2:58 PM CDT
Wildlife Experts Say Jaguars Should Roam Southwest Again
New paper argues they could be re-introduced to Arizona and New Mexico
- Scientists and wildlife managers have united to make a pitch: They say it's time to bring back jaguars to the American Southwest. In a new paper in the journal
Conservation Science and Practice
, the authors say the big cat could be successfully reintroduced to a mountainous area spanning Arizona...
May 18, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
DiCaprio Unveils Ambitious Plan for Galapagos
Actor and conservation groups pledge $43M to 'rewild' the islands
- Leonardo DiCaprio and a team of conservationists are putting up a lot of dough "to save one of the most irreplaceable places on the planet." The actor on Tuesday announced a $43 million pledge to "rewild" the Galapagos Islands, including by restoring habitats and reintroducing locally extinct...
Only Nation With
of Captive Lions
Pulls the Plug
May 7, 2021 11:49 AM CDT
Only Nation With 'Intense Breeding' of Captive Lions Pulls the Plug
South Africa says it will end breeding, keeping of lions in captivity, as well as lion bone trading
- South Africa says it will end its captive lion industry in a major move for conservation that would outlaw the heavily criticized "canned hunting" of the big cats and sale of their bones, as well as popular tourist experiences like petting cubs. The policy, which still needs to be...
Las Vegas Is Trying to
Ban Ornamental Grass
Apr 12, 2021 12:34 PM CDT
Las Vegas Is Trying to Ban Ornamental Grass
Not the stuff in your yard, but what's along the street
- A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and...
to Retire After
Apr 7, 2021 5:35 PM CDT
Jack Hanna to Retire After Diagnosis
Wildlife expert and conservation advocate has dementia, family says
- Jack Hanna—a wildlife expert, conservation advocate, and TV personality—is stepping out of public view. "Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed to be Alzheimer's disease," his daughters posted on Twitter . His condition has deteriorated quickly in the past few months, the...
Critically Endangered Wolves
Released in North Carolina
Mar 2, 2021 6:21 PM CST
Critically Endangered Wolves Released in North Carolina
State is the only place in the world where red wolves roam free
- Government wildlife officials have released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in the filing Monday...
Feb 13, 2021 7:30 AM CST
Ashley Judd Details an 'Incredibly Harrowing 55 Hours'
Actress is healing from 'catastrophic' fall while doing conservation work in Democratic Republic of Congo
New York Times
columnist Nicholas Kristof had an Instagram Live chat on Friday with Ashley Judd, who was propped up in an ICU bed in a South Africa hospital. How she got there: She explained she'd had a recent "catastrophic" fall while doing conservation work tracking endangered bonobos...
Move Is Called
Jul 11, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Trump's Grizzly Move Is Called 'Purely Political'
Trump has scrapped plans to reintroduce grizzlies into North Cascades National Park
- The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there, the AP reports. US Secretary of the Interior David...
Fired for Not Killing Cubs
Jun 12, 2020 7:56 AM CDT
'Vindication' for Conservation Officer Fired for Not Killing Cubs
Court rules Bryce Casavant's 2015 firing was improper
- A former conservation officer who was fired for refusing to shoot two bear cubs says he is feeling vindicated after a court ruled in his favor. In July 2015, Bryce Casavant had responded to a report of a black bear rummaging through a freezer at a home in Port Hardy,...
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