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Power grid pandemonium, wildlife trafficking, ferret clone: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

February 22, 2021
In case you missed it: Extreme weather events could overwhelm electrical grids across the United States, the global wildlife trade is decimating local species populations and an endangered ferret was just cloned in the United States.
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Wildlife crimes, nature investments, Indian Ocean overfishing: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

November 16, 2020
In case you missed it: Government officials in China are cracking down on the illegal wildlife trade, banks around the world have pledged to increase investments to protect nature and combat climate change, and overfishing in the Indian Ocean is skyrocketing.
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3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science

By Kiley Price

July 23, 2020
A new study published today in Science outlines a groundbreaking plan to decrease the risk of future pandemics by 27 percent or more — with a 10-year investment that is 50 times less than the cost of coronavirus response efforts to date.
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Yellowstone wolves, policy rollbacks, snail trafficking: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 20, 2020
In case you missed it: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park are helping to create more resilient elk populations, changes to one of the United States’ most important conservation laws could increase greenhouse gas emissions and disrupt wildlife habitats, and the illegal wildlife trade is driving the...
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Poaching, deforestation reportedly on the rise since COVID-19 lockdowns

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2020
Poaching and deforestation in the tropics have increased since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect around the world, according to recent reports from Conservation International field offices.
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