From Gizmodo: More Arctic Boat Traffic Could Really Stress Out Narwhals

You know that feeling when you’re under severe stress—your heart begins to race and your mouth gets dry? Well, animals experience their own forms of that, too. And researchers are worried about how narwhals, the so-called unicorns of the sea, will …

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From Geek.com: Instagram Cracks Down on Harmful Wild Animal Selfies

Whether you’re bragging about your life on Facebook or fishing for hookups on Tinder, there are few things more powerful on social media than a selfie with a cute animal. However, some folks […]
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From Gizmodo: Scientists Are Using Drones to Make Sure Seals Are Fat and Healthy

Evaluating the health of wildlife—and by proxy the ecosystems they inhabit—often comes down to taking key measurements of the animals’ “body condition,â€� including length and weight. But obtaining these measurements is labor intensive and inva…

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From Gizmodo: The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The deep sea is a dark place both literally and figuratively, home to the stuff of nightmares. Now, scientists have named a new unholy terror deep beneath the ocean’s surface.Read more…

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From Digital Trends: Pembient fights poachers by 3D printing incredibly realistic fake rhino horns

Seattle-based biotech startup Pembient wants to lower the market value of rhino horns by flooding the market with 3D printed replicas. As schemes go, this one could be just crazy enough to work.
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From Gizmodo: The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this solid-state solution hasn’t yielded the expected energy savings, and potentially worse, it’s resulted in mo…

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From TechCrunch: Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

 Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Kenya is tapping into advances made in augmented realit…

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From Gizmodo: Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster 

For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for flight. Then came Western settlers, and along with them ra…

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From Gizmodo: Donald Trump’s Administration to Reverse Ban on Some African Elephant Trophies

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to reverse a Barack Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia to the U.S., ABC News reported on Wednesday, in a remarkably petty attack on rules intended to pro…

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From Geek.com: Sharks Now Protected in Almost All Waters on Earth

Sharks have a tough break. Depending on who you ask, they are the monsters of the sea. A Major threat to divers and swimmers and general menace to beaches worldwide. But they aren’t, […]
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