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Lions And Tigers Are Bred In Disturbing Farms To Supply Chinese Medicine Trade, Report Shows

Lions And Tigers Are Bred In Disturbing Farms To Supply Chinese Medicine Trade, Report Shows

In South Africa, there are an estimated 244 facilities that keep 6,000 to 8,000 lions and 280 tigers in cruel captivity and shipped at least 70 metric tonnes of bones between 2007 and 2016.
A Massive Hail Storm Buried Mexico In A Layer Of Ice — In June

A Massive Hail Storm Buried Mexico In A Layer Of Ice — In June

Over three feet of hail fell onto the unsuspecting town of Guadalajara in Mexico — and many are pointing the finger at climate change.
Humans Have Made Cockroaches Virtually Unkillable Thanks To Pesticide Immunity

Humans Have Made Cockroaches Virtually Unkillable Thanks To Pesticide Immunity

"We didn't have a clue that something like that could happen this fast. This is a previously unrealized challenge in cockroaches."
Despite Public Outcry And Low Demand, Japan Resumes Whale Hunting After 31-Year Ban

Despite Public Outcry And Low Demand, Japan Resumes Whale Hunting After 31-Year Ban

Whaling has been a Japanese tradition for centuries and was particularly important post-World War II to feed the country's poor. Now, the government wants to revive the whaling industry despite growing disinterest in whale meat among Japanese.
See The Surprise Eruption Of Russia’s Raikoke Volcano From Space

See The Surprise Eruption Of Russia’s Raikoke Volcano From Space

It was silent for 95 years and showed no signs that it was about to erupt — but then it did.
Rocks On Portuguese Coast Discovered To Be Encrusted With Plastic

Rocks On Portuguese Coast Discovered To Be Encrusted With Plastic

Researchers first noticed the phenomenon in 2016. They thought it was a one-off until they found that 10 percent of the rocks on the Portuguese island of Madeira were fused with bits of plastic.
Three Hunters Brag About Illegally Killing Yellowstone Mountain Lion Online — And Get Caught

Three Hunters Brag About Illegally Killing Yellowstone Mountain Lion Online — And Get Caught

"You know, we ended up getting a lot of this information from a guy in Bozeman off of Facebook," a park agent said during the interrogation, "'cause you guys put a bunch of stuff on social media."
Handsy Tourists Are Destroying The Oldest Tree In The U.K. And Potentially All Of Europe

Handsy Tourists Are Destroying The Oldest Tree In The U.K. And Potentially All Of Europe

The Fortingall Yew could potentially have been growing when the Pyramids and Stonehenge were being built.
Greenland’s Ice Is Melting So Much, These Sled Dogs Look Like They’re Walking On Water

Greenland’s Ice Is Melting So Much, These Sled Dogs Look Like They’re Walking On Water

Astonishing photo of a pack of sled dogs charging through melting ice caps in Greenland was "more symbolic than scientific to many."
American Trophy Hunter Killed Rare Black Giraffe, Turned Its Skin Into A Gun Bag And Throw Pillows

American Trophy Hunter Killed Rare Black Giraffe, Turned Its Skin Into A Gun Bag And Throw Pillows

A Kentucky hunter received backlash after she posted photos of her smiling over the black giraffe that she shot and killed. In a TV interview, she argued that she was contributing to conservation efforts.
Gray Whales Are Dying At An Alarming Rate—And Researchers Are Running Out Of Space For Their Corpses

Gray Whales Are Dying At An Alarming Rate—And Researchers Are Running Out Of Space For Their Corpses

As an alarming number of gray whale corpses wash ashore in Washington State, the local government is asking landowners to donate their property as makeshift graveyards.