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7 Facts About Groundhogs You Should Know
Groundhogs should be celebrated beyond Groundhog Day. Here are some groundhog facts you should know, including how they better the planet.
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13 Cutest Animals in the World You Have to See to Believe
Need a reason to smile? The cutest animals in the world are here to provide the ultimate mood boost.
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11 of the Biggest Insects in the World That Will Take Your Love of Nature to the Next Level
We like big bugs. The world's biggest insects include giant butterflies, beetles, and stick insects.
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65% of All Antarctic Wildlife Could Disappear by 2100—Here's How You Can Help
A new study finds wildlife in Antarctica will experience a rapid decline in the coming decades. Here's what you need to know.
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A Hippopotamus for Christmas? It's a Reality at This Virginia Zoo
A female pygmy hippo was born at Metro Richmond Zoo in Moseley, Virginia, earlier this month.
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7 of the Laziest Animals to Inspire Your Seasonal Slow Down
The winter months may be chaotic, but they also offer some time to chill out. Here are some of the world's laziest animals to help inspire you to do less.
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Study Finds That the Gloomy Octopus Likes to Throw Things
A new study shows that one species of octopus tosses debris, sometimes at members of their own species and other fish.
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6 Animals That Hibernate During the Winter
Winter's chill makes us all want to cozy up for a big nap. Here are six animals that survive the year's more brutal months through hibernation or similar states of dormancy.
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New Study Finds Bumblebees Play—and Have Feelings
A recent study found bumblebees engaging in voluntary play—and enjoying it. Here's what you need to know.
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New Study Finds Dozens of Animals Thought to Be Silent Communicate With Sound
New research found 53 species previously thought mute communicate through acoustics. The study challenges assumptions about the origins of communication.
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Wildlife Populations Have Decreased by 69%—Here's How You Can Help
The Living Planet Report 2022 from WWF issues a "code red" for the planet. Here's what you can do to help.
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One Billion Snow Crabs Have Disappeared From the Bearing Sea
The snow crab population in the Bering Sea has decreased by one billion, causing Alaskan officials to cancel the fishing season for the first time in the state's history. Here's what you need to know.
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New Study Reveals That Wax Worm Saliva Degrades Plastic
Can caterpillar spit save the planet? New study reveals wax worm saliva contains enzymes that mitigate plastic pollution.
It’s Freakin’ Bats How Much the Spooky Mammal Benefits the Planet—Here Are 4 Ways to Help Them
Did you know bats have contributed up to $53 billion a year to agriculture by eating insects? Here's how to help the bats in your own backyard.
What Are Monotremes? 5 Mammals That Lay Eggs
Here's everything you need to know about monotremes, a small group of mammals that lay eggs including the platypus and echidna.
The Axis Deer Is Wreaking Havoc on Hawaii's Ecology
The invasive axis deer is causing ecological issues in Hawaii and recently prompted an emergency proclamation from the state's governor.
8 Peacock Facts That Will Change How You See the Bird
Peacock facts to rattle off at parties (the group term for peacocks)—and to inspire further appreciation of the beautiful bird.
The Dugong Sea Cow Is Going Extinct — Here’s What You Should Know
A new study says the dugong sea cow is extinct in Chinese waters. Here's what you should know about the gentle marine mammal.
5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Our Animal Friends
Both new and experienced leaders can learn from the animals around them. Here are five important lessons from naked mole rats and beyond.
A New Study Suggests That Spiders Dream
A new study focusing on the sleep patterns of jumping spiders registered rapid eye movement, which means it's possible that spiders dream.
Squirrels and Other Animals Are Splooting in the Heat (and We Totally Get It)
Across the country, rising temperatures are finding squirrels and more splayed out on the ground—a position known as splooting.
Tumbleweeds Are a Surprising Problem for the Planet—Here's Why
Tumbleweeds are an invasive plant species that can contribute to a number of environmental problems. Here's what you should know.
The 7 Most Invasive Species in North America and Their Startling Effects
Which invasive species are causing the most harm in the United States? Here are the most common to know about, from insects to plants.
9 Jobs in Sustainability That Can Help Change the World
Whether you're figuring out your career path or want to make a switch, these jobs in sustainability help make the world a better place.
6 Endangered Rainforest Animals You Should Know About
These endangered rainforest animals need our help on World Rainforest Day and *every* day. Here are six species you should know about.
L.A. Breaks Ground on the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World
In Los Angeles, construction has officially begun on the world's largest wildlife crossing. It will cross over 10 lanes of traffic.
Animals and Climate Change: How Species Are Adapting to Survive
When it comes to animals and climate change, numerous species are adapting in order to survive. Biologist Thor Hanson shares their stories.
13 Animal Facts You Need to Know (Including Why Prairie Dogs Kiss!)
These amazing animal facts are sure to surprise and fascinate you. Learn about koalas, sloths, prairie dogs, sea otters, and more.
Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered and 6 Other Planet Wins
Good news: Giant pandas are no longer endangered! Plus, six other planet wins you should know about this month.
The Connection Between Hurricanes and Climate Change
Scientists say hurricane season is growing in intensity as the climate warms. Learn what you can do to help storm-wrenched communities.
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