Animal Conservation

Scientists have detected these substances in the environment, but most studies have concluded that individual sunscreen chemicals are not present at high-enough levels to harm people or animals. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen every few hours because it eventually washes off. Now, researchers,…

Reduced rabbit populations over the past 20 years are thought to have benefited the species. (Image:  Katherine Moseby   )

Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s before discovering it in the Sturt National Park, northwest of…

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Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen…

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Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Tasmanian Devils

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the University of Cambridge identifies key anti-cancer drugs…

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Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s…

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3 New Sub-Species of Snow Leopard Discovered

The snow leopard is known for its beautiful thick fur and elusive behavior. Their white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes helps it to blend in perfectly with the steep…

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Japanese Whaling Ships to Continue the Slaughter

Even with international opposition, Japanese whaling ships have now left their ports heading toward the Antarctic for their controversial whale hunt. The ships left from the port of Shimonoseki in…

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Wildlife Found in Abundance at Chernobyl

It has been discovered that humans are more deadly to wildlife then nuclear disasters. The first long-term study at Chernobyl has raised some questions about the effect human activity has…

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U.S. Navy Backs Down and Marine Mammals Win

The United States Navy has agreed to limit the use of sonar, and other harmful training activities in critical habitats for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals.