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The long read: Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are above other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but theyre catching on A few years ago, Bjrk began corresponding with a philosopher whose books she […]

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Owners with more than one canine in Qingdao must give others to an adoption agency under controversial new law For decades, China harshly enforced its one-child policy through forced abortions and hefty fines. Now the government in one Chinese city is seeking to exert control over another segment of the population, limiting households to one […]

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A growth in demand for elephant parts to be used in traditional medicine in Asia means the number of elephants being killed in Myanmar is rising Case files and laminated photos of poachers spill out of captain Than Naings folder. As the chief of police in Okekan township, one of Myanmars recent poaching hotspots, he […]

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Expedition leader says the deep-sea fish had not been seen in waters off Australia since 1873 A faceless deep-sea fish not seen for more than a century has been rediscovered by scientists trawling the depths of a massive abyss off Australias east coast, along with amazing quantities of rubbish. The 40cm fish was rediscovered 4km […]

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In northern South Africa, former soldiers are fighting both the illegal wildlife trade and the twin scourges of unemployment and PTSD The sun has set over the scrubby savannah. The moon is full. It is time for Ryan Tate and his men to go to work. In camouflage fatigues, they check their weapons and head […]

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Changes in food distribution and not falling ocean temperatures could hold key to shift towards giant lengths The blue whale has a body the length of a jet airliner, a heart the size of a car, and a tongue the same weight as an elephant. Now researchers say they might have solved the mystery of […]

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Last summer inspectors revealed that nearly 500 animals had died in a three-year period. Can a new team turn South Lakes Safari around? Its 2pm at South Lakes Safari zoo. Free entry! reads the cheerful banner tacked on to the rustic wooden entrance gate. Hand feed a baby giraffe! But these enticements seem to have […]

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After photographing tigers and tapirs in one of Sumatras least known wildernesses, an unlikely pair of conservationists are hoping to discover a hidden population of orangutans in high altitude forests and who knows what else. Just a few years ago this place had no name. And in fact its new moniker Hadabaun Hills is the […]

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Airline launches investigation after rabbit set to be the worlds biggest found dead after travelling from London to Chicago United Airlines is facing another PR disaster after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit perished onboard one of its transatlantic flights. The three-foot (90cm) continental giant rabbit named Simon, which was 10 months old, died while travelling […]

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