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Deadly tiger encounters are on the rise in India
India is home to the world’s largest wild tiger population. It's protected by conservation mandates. As their habitats can overlap with humans, conflicts are on the rise.
Environmental groups blame the EPA for more than 1,000 dead manatees
A federal lawsuit alleges that poor water quality in Florida is harming manatees and other species.
A crypto group named a new frog species, and people aren’t thrilled
Experts are concerned that promoting cryptocurrency is counterproductive to conservationist and environmentalist goals.
Saltwater crocodiles are eating a lot of feral hogs in Australia
Once low in numbers, the saltwater croc is thriving where wild swine is available as prey.
From the archives: ‘Do beavers rule on Mars?’
In the May 1930 issue of Popular Science, Thomas Elway proposed a very imaginative take on life on Mars.
What to do if you find a turtle in the road
Slow and steady is the right approach.
The future of American conservation lies in restoration, not just protection
Two new federal funds could share billions of dollars with local wildlife agencies to help save biodiversity.
Cannabis poisoning is on the rise in pets
As more areas legalize recreational weed, veterinarians have noticed an increase in cannabis poisoning cases, and a new study backs up the trend.
How science came to rely on the humble lab rat
Almost 100 years ago Popular Science reported on the rise of rat use in lab experiments.
An archerfish family tree is the best shot yet at the evolution of sniper fish
We finally have an idea of how these fish evolved to blast bugs in the air.