Science & Environment


This month in history: Are you aware of manatees?

This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.


Zimbabwe: Minnesota dentist faces charge of lion poaching

James Palmer allegedly shot a protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.


From Idaho to Utah, "wolf massacre" continues

"Rewarding shooters, including young children, with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was a closed chapter."


Rare rhino death as poaching worsens

A 34 year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on Oct. 17, at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern white rhinos remaining worldwide.


Minnesota wolves hounded as hunting licenses increase

At a time when wolves are only just starting to make a comeback in some states, these actions have fueled a climate of concern and outrage.


Gray wolf gets endangered species protection in California

This is the first time the state has stepped into the issue over the species, which is losing protection and being killed in several states.


Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt

Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport.


Japan ordered to end whale hunt

Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."


Report shows strong public support for Endangered Species Act

The report was based on a poll which found that two out of three U.S. citizens want the Endangered Species Act either strengthened or simply left alone, but not circumvented or weakened.


Dolphin slaughter stirs up wave of outrage

Dolphin hunting is also known as drive hunting, and involves driving the animals together with boats and trapping them. It is increasingly seen as a cruel, inhumane, and entirely unnecessary practice.

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