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Down for the Count

Elephant populations continue to dwindle in Tanzania.

Fish, Tides, and Turbines

With proper safeguards, water currents can be harnessed out of sight.

Condors and Carcasses

Barely pulled back from the brink of extinction, California condors are still being poisoned by lead-based ammunition.

Leo's Star Sets in the West

Vulnerable everywhere in the wild, lions already face regional extinction.

Glass Castles in the Sea

Reef-building sponges are giving up their long-held secrets.

  • Down for the Count

    Elephant populations continue to dwindle in Tanzania.

  • Fish, Tides, and Turbines

    With proper safeguards, water currents can be harnessed out of sight.

  • Condors and Carcasses

    Barely pulled back from the brink of extinction, California condors are still being poisoned by lead-based ammunition.

  • Leo's Star Sets in the West

    Vulnerable everywhere in the wild, lions already face regional extinction.

  • Glass Castles in the Sea

    Reef-building sponges are giving up their long-held secrets.

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Dropping the Bomb on Poaching

Radiocarbon dating of elephant tusks can help identify illegal ivory. 

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    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

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Elephant populations continue to dwindle in Tanzania.

With proper safeguards, water currents can be harnessed out of sight.

Barely pulled back from the brink of extinction, California condors are still being poisoned by lead-based ammunition.

Vulnerable everywhere in the wild, lions already face regional extinction.