Wanna Visit the Galápagos Islands? It Could Soon Cost You a Lot More
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Wanna Visit the Galápagos Islands? It Could Soon Cost You a Lot More

A Galápagos beach. Photo: National System of Protected AreasOfficials at Galápagos National Park are considering a substantial rate hike for visitors, a move that could make the islands a lot more inaccessible—which is exactly their goal.The Galápagos Islands are an environmental treasure. Home to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and Darwin’s famous finches, the…

The largest construction plan in human history could drive tigers to extinction
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The largest construction plan in human history could drive tigers to extinction

By South-East Asia correspondent Kathryn Diss in Ta Phraya National Park Posted October 05, 2019 05:05:05 Beijing’s multi-trillion-dollar project to connect China with Europe and Africa is slated to cut through large swathes of forest and run close to dozens of biodiversity hotspots, sparking fears of habitat destruction and wildlife extinction. Key points: China is…

Watch out! Andromeda, the giant spiral galaxy colliding with our own Milky Way, has devoured several galaxies before
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Watch out! Andromeda, the giant spiral galaxy colliding with our own Milky Way, has devoured several galaxies before

Only four billion years to wait to watch the pair duking it out Andromeda, a massive spiral galaxy, has swallowed several galaxies within the last few billion years before setting its sights on the Milky Way. “The Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda in about four billion years,” said Dougal Mackey, co-author…

India’s elephant-friendly tea garden
Conservation

India’s elephant-friendly tea garden

An Indian tea farm is the first in the world to embrace elephant conservation practices. Meet the farmer saving elephants one cup of tea at a time. By Kalpana Pradhan 3 October 2019 While most people think of poaching as the most significant danger to the world’s elephant population, there is another threat from a…