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Top 10 Endangered Species

Every year, new animals populate the endangered species list. In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16th, we recognize this year's list and hope for a future for each of them. While some animal…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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Poachers Kill 300 Elephants With Cyanide

Last month, we reported that poachers were killing elephants using cyanide in Zimbabwe's 5,660-square mile Hwange National Park, killing at least 41. Sadly, as terrible as that was, it wasn't nearly t…

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10 Rarest Dog Breeds

  Whether because of geography, outdated usage, or unpopularity, there are several breeds of dog that are virtually unknown to dog lovers across the globe. Check out some of the rarest dog bre…

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7 Ways to Protect Fireflies

Compared to photographing them, catching fireflies is about the easiest thing to do. And in the summertime, many people love to run around a field with mason jar in hand, to get closer to these fasci…

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20 Surprising Animals You Didn’t Know Are Going Extinct

When it comes to the Endangered Species List, some animals stand out as celebrities: polar bears, giant pandas, rhinos, snow leopards... But sadly, the list is so extensive that there are many speci…

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The 7 Rarest Wild Cats in the World (Slideshow)

Of the 41 species of cats living in the world today, there are seven species that stand out as being extraordinarily rare. Some of these wild cat species are naturally solitary and secretive, so t…

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8 Fascinating Extinct Animals (Slideshow)

  In just the past few centuries, several of the world's most fascinating animals have disappeared completely from our planet. Though some are certainly just the natural course of things, most…

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8 Beautiful Endangered Plants (Slideshow)

  It's not just polar bears and tigers that are threatened by endangerment. Indeed, there are a number of fascinating, beautiful, and odd plants that are on the brink of extinction. Click thro…

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