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Australia is planning to build Antarctica’s biggest infrastructure project: a new airport and runway that would increase the human footprint in the world’s greatest wilderness by an estimated 40%. The mega-scheme is likely to involve blasting petrel rookeries, disturbing penguin colonies and encasing a stretch of the wilderness in more than 115,000 tonnes of concrete.
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Susan Fenimore Cooper circa 1855. Photo: W.G. Smith/Public Domain Henry David Thoreau, who famously penned Walden and other works, is considered the father of American nature writing. Yet most people have never heard of Rural Hours, a nature book written by Susan Fenimore Cooper that Thoreau mentioned in his journals. Cooper’s book was published in 1850—four years before Walden. As America’s
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Danielle Brigida/USFWS On Wednesday afternoon, around the same time that President Trump’s lies about election fraud led a violent mob to invade the U.S. Capitol, it became clear that his administration’s campaign for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was likewise built on bad information and falsehoods.   That
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Bloodthirsty trophy-hunters are killing one animal every three minutes, a damning exposé of the industry has revealed. More than 1.7 million animals, including lions, elephants and endangered rhinos, have been slaughtered in the past decade, with wealthy hunters competing to kill the most highly prized creatures. The devastating figures have emerged in a book which highlights
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Great Horned Owl. Photo: Brian Kushner/Audubon Photography Awards “Like the rest of the world, we watched the events at the U.S. Capitol in horror as anti-democratic zealots violently disrupted what should have been a ceremonial start to the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election. “Every elected official who supports and gives
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An animal welfare charity has called for hunting with dogs to be banned in Northern Ireland. The League Against Cruel Sports is calling on politicians to create new legislation that would ban hunting with dogs, with the Alliance Party planning to table a private members bill in the New Year. It comes just weeks after
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A coalition of Alaskan native tribes, conservation groups and small businesses have filed a lawsuit in an effort to save America’s largest national forest by overturning one of the Trump administration’s most contentious environmental rollbacks. Protection for the Tongass national forest in Alaska, one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests, which plays a crucial
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A British dad-of-one is flogging sickening overseas trophy hunting trips to slaughter big game. Mike Taylor arranges for clients to kill vulnerable wildlife including baboons, elephants, leopards, lions and zebras. Mike Taylor arranges for clients to kill vulnerable wildlife including baboons, elephants, leopards, lions and zebras These include big game hunts throughout Africa, as well
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Britain’s pet shops are legally selling tens of thousands of wild animals including crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes and lizards as “exotic” pets, researchers have found. Most species involved are endangered species, potentially dangerous to humans or highly susceptible to serious welfare problems in captivity, an animal welfare charity said. All were “unsuitable as pets”.
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A Victorian woman is facing almost 300 animal cruelty charges after wildlife officers allegedly found the carcasses of 140 protected native birds, including 128 wedge-tailed eagles, at her property. The office of the conservation regulator said police, wildlife officers, and officials from the agriculture department searched the woman’s property in Violet Town in August after
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