A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- which extends through millions of hectares of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay -- is threatened by intensive farming and deforestation, according to environmental group the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
Reuters (Mar. 17, 2013) Farmers and environmentalists in Israel have united to create a man-made ecosystem designed to protect migrating cranes and the farm crops they like to eat. Called the Crane Project, it's an idea ... watch video
National Geographic (Feb. 8, 2012) Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, ... watch video
National Geographic (Apr. 9, 2012) In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Feb. 10, 2014) Penguins at a British marine sanctuary are struggling to cope with the even-worse-than normal wet winter weather and are given medication to improve their mood. Tara Cleary reports.
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Apr. 24, 2015 A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish – male fish that produce eggs. The medication is ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 A team of philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 Bees play a key role in our ecosystem and in the world’s food supply. Thanks to a large collaborative effort, the genomes of two important pollinating bumblebees have been sequenced and compared ... read more
Apr. 23, 2015 Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level ... read more