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10 of Europe's Best National Parks - That You'Ve Probably Never Heard of
Environment  (tags: national, parks, europe, landscapes, wildlife, beautiful )

- 26 days ago -
These national parks offer extraordinary landscapes and wildlife - and far fewer tourists than the continent's more famous beauty spots.
Putin's Tigers Survive the Abnormally Cold Winter and Are on the Move Again
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers )

- 29 days ago -
Experts say Kuzya, Borya and Ilona have adapted to life in the wild and satellite data shows they are happily roaming about their new habitats.
U.S. Gives Approval for $350,000 Rhino Hunt Sold at Texas Auction
Animals  (tags: rhinoceros, endangered, hunt, hunter, auction, trophy, texas, usa, namibia )

- 29 days ago -
A hunter who paid $350,000 last year at a Dallas auction for a license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia will be able to bring home a trophy despite protests from animal rights groups that said the sale was immoral.
Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Set to Get US Government Permission
Environment  (tags: oil, drilling, alaska, arctic, usa, shell )

- 33 days ago -
The US government is expected this week to give the go-ahead to a controversial plan by Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic, in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska.
Sweden Stood Up for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. This Is How Saudi Arabia Is Punishing Sweden.
World  (tags: human, rights, abuse, saudi, arabia, stand, protest, sweden, punishment )

- 36 days ago -
You'll find few people who will stick up for the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia. Religious minorities, women and homosexuals face repression. Tens of thousands of people are thought to languish in prison for political reasons. And capital or corpo
'Racist' Bird Names Banned By Sweden
Society & Culture  (tags: bird, name, changes, sweden, racism )

- 64 days ago -
Sweden's Ornithological Society has banned several names for birds following concerns that they sound racist, after completing the first official guide to bird names in Swedish.
Siberian Big Cats Making a Comeback
Animals  (tags: russia, siberia, tiger, leopard, comeback, increasing, census, endangered )

- 67 days ago -
A census of big cats in Russia's Far East which began on January 31 has found that the numbers of Siberian leopards and tigers, once on the brink of extinction, are increasing, but more work is needed to secure their future.
We Dump 8 Million Tons of Plastic Into the Ocean Each Year. Where Does It All Go?
Environment  (tags: oceans, plastic, waste, pollution )

- 71 days ago -
A new study in Science calculates that between 5 and 13 million metric tons of plastic waste made it into the ocean in 2010 alone. What's more, the authors estimate this amount could more than quadruple by 2025 without better waste management.
Ban Fur Farming in Ireland
Animals  (tags: protection, killing, suffering, wildanimals, ethics, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, abuse )

- 73 days ago -
Fur farming is a shameful industry based on cruelly caging animals, gassing them to death and ripping the fur from their bodies. The Republic of Ireland must follow the example of Northern Ireland (and countries around the world) and ban fur farming now.
Australian Mammals Face 'Extinction Calamity'
Animals  (tags: australia, extinction, marsupials )

- 73 days ago -
Australia has lost one in 10 of its native mammals over the last 200 years, mainly due to predation by the feral cat and red fox that were introduced from Europe. Large-scale fires to manage land are also having an impact.
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