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Ontario reports 443 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths; Toronto sued over lack of COVID-19 protections in shelters; Province rolls out temporary raises for frontline workers

The latest novel coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday (this file is no longer updating. Click here to read the latest). Web links to longer stories if available.7:55 p.m.: The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday as countries took cautious steps toward easing some lockdowns. The worldwide tally…

Are Hong Kong’s pink dolphins about to disappear?
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Are Hong Kong’s pink dolphins about to disappear?

Hong Kong’s pink dolphins are actually Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, or Chinese White Dolphins. And their skin isn’t pink; the animals live in murky waters with little sun penetration so it simply lacks pigmentation. It is warm blood pumping through vessels close to the skin’s surface that gives the dolphins their bubblegum pink appearance.The first recorded…

When fire hits a post-nuclear wilderness
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When fire hits a post-nuclear wilderness

Wildfires have destroyed large parts of the forest inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. Radiation levels remain within the normal range, but the fires have had a significant impact on wildlife there.The site of the world’s worst nuclear accident has become a unique conservation area that is home to many rare animals and plants.…

Rhino poaching surges across Africa amid virus pandemic
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Rhino poaching surges across Africa amid virus pandemic

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The Big Cats of ‘Tiger King’ Will Live and Die in a Cage
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The Big Cats of ‘Tiger King’ Will Live and Die in a Cage

You’ve been watching Netflix’s Tiger King documentary—that dizzying chronicle of America’s cruel breeders of big cats—and have no doubt marveled at the tragedy of its human characters. These are, after all, truly busted people like Joe Exotic, who in the series wears leather fringe unironically and breeds tigers under deplorable conditions at the Greater Wynnewood…