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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Feb. 8, 2016 Researchers have taken a step closer to understanding the mechanism that leads to the fusion of egg and sperm at fertilization. Using the technique X-ray crystallography, they have determined the 3-D ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 A new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people has been identified by researchers. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 Efforts to 'rewild' the landscape have become increasingly popular in some corners, but researchers say that scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 Researchers say that a better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 When it is a matter of health, whole grain has the X factor -- or rather the BX factor -- in the form of a certain group of bioactive compounds called benzoxazinoids, or BX. Scientists have ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 New close-up images of the proteins that copy DNA inside the nucleus of a cell have led a team of scientists to propose a brand new mechanism for how this molecular machinery ... read more
Feb. 2, 2015 Alarming evidence of an under-reported wild-meat crisis in the heart of Amazonia has been uncovered by researchers who interviewed households in two Brazilian 'prefrontier' cities -- cities ... read more
Feb. 1, 2013 Broadening of forest-centric focus to river catchment-based conservation framework is required: A new study found that freshwater ecosystems in the Amazon are highly vulnerable to environmental ... read more
Dec. 22, 2011 A dramatic photo of a female jaguar and her two cubs near the Isoso Station of the Santa Cruz-Puerto Suarez Gas Pipeline in Kaa Iya National Park in Bolivia has just been released. The adult jaguar, ... read more