Conservation

Seven stranded whales refloated in New Zealand

Updated / Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 08:11 Whales were shepherded out to deeper waters Seven whales were successfully herded back to sea after they survived a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach, conservation officials said. About 1,000 locals and holidaymakers had spent several hours assisting the beached whales on the Coromandel Peninsula in the North…

Michael Phelps shows us how much water we’re wasting when we brush our teeth

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Is Palo Santo Endangered?

No, but, you should probably reconsider how you are using it. VideoShutterstockDec. 16, 2019Palo santo — the aromatic wood that has been used for traditional healing and in spiritual ceremonies in indigenous and mestizo Latin American cultures for centuries — has seen a growth in commercial popularity alongside concerns about its conservation status. Its popularity…

Global sand trade boom fuels conservation fears

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Conservationists are petitioning for an dugong emoji

This November, Pig the dugong celebrated his 21st birthday at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The birthday boy was presented with a bean sprout cake and new toy at a party thrown in his honor, complete with conical hats and party games. Sadly, Pig couldn’t blow out any birthday candles, because he is a dugong. However,…