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Half of the Earth is still free from human impact, but it’s not all good news
Many ecosystems are still at the brink.
The 160-year-old reason you’re obsessed with your lawn
Frederick Law Olmstead aimed to bring nature to suburban doorsteps. Instead he helped create a dead zone for wildlife.
Vets, farmers, and zookeepers can help prevent the next pandemic
Animal experts have been overlooked in the battle against COVID-19.
The real reason we’re seeing more wildlife during the pandemic
Some animals may be changing their routines and territories, but we might just be noticing them more.
Pablo Escobar’s invasive hippos could actually be good for the environment
Far-from-home species may fill ecological holes left by extinct creatures.
Vampire bats know the true meaning of friendship—sharing slurps of blood
It takes work to become this bat’s BFF.
The narwhal’s giant unicorn horn might help them find mates
I like big tusks and I cannot lie.
Bugs, hares, and other unexpected animals that control wild fires
The picture is much bigger than grazing mammals.
Expert-approved ways to feed all your favorite birds
The cardinals and hummingbirds will appreciate it, as will the hawks and the crows.
These infrared images show just how alive butterflies’ wings are
They contain “wing hearts” that pump blood and regulate temperatures.