Travel & Nature

Which Animal Best Represents Canada? (Survey)

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Canadian senators have a lot of time on their hands, having no real role in the governing of the country. Sometimes they seem to just do silly things to get attention, like Senator Nicole Eaton, who wants to replace Canada’s national…

The Week in Animal News: Javan Rhino Officially Extinct, Hawk With Nail Through its Head, and More (Slideshow)

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This week, we received the sobering news that the Javan Rhino is officially extinct: The last of its species was killed by poachers for its horn.

We also have news on a hawk with a nail shot through its head, humpback whales making…

Gardener for the Queen is a Royally Green Job

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Uncovered Film Footage Offers Rare Look at an Extinct Bird (Video)

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For over a half-century, all that remained of the Imperial Woodpecker’s millennia of evolution on planet Earth were taxidermied museum specimens and drawings in ornithological volumes — but thanks to the discovery…

Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Nuclear Plant in Argentina

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Way back in 1990, an episode of The Simpsons introduced Blinky, a mutated orange fish with three-eyes caught in the waters near the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, emblematic of mean Mr. Burns’ callousness towards the environment — and n…

Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Nuclear Plant in Argentina

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Way back in 1990, an episode of The Simpsons introduced Blinky, a mutated orange fish with three-eyes caught in the waters near the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, emblematic of mean Mr. Burns’ callousness towards the environment — and n…

TreeHugging Gone Wrong!

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So, this happened: “Screams for help led deputies down a creek bed to find a man stuck inside the hollow trunk of a standing tree Tuesday morning, authorities said.” …Read the full story on TreeHugger

8 Sustainable Wineries in Paso Robles Wine Country

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If you’re not familiar with Paso Robles wine country and you love fine wine, you might want to start paying attention. While the region hasn’t received as much press as its cousins to the north, Napa and Sonoma, it is …

Saving Birds from Extinction with the Ghosts of Gone Birds Project

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More birds are becoming extinct each year. It used to be one per century and but in the last 30 years, 21 have disappeared. Another 190 are classified as endangered.

The Ghosts of Gon…

High-Living Spiders Make Skyscraper "Like a Haunted House"

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They’re among nature’s most skillful builders, capable of crafting elaborate webs with ease, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that spiders seem to appreciate our grandest structures as well. For folks employed at the John …