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One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries that still allow commercial...

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One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries that still allow commercial...

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Countries around the world throw away millions of tons of plastic trash every year. Finding ways to manage plastic waste is daunting even for wealthy nations, but for smaller and less-developed countries...

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Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do onions make you cry? – Dana L., age...

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Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person, caused many serious injuries and collapsed numerous buildings, including...

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Every year humans buy and sell hundreds of millions of wild animals and plants around the world. Much of this commerce is legal, but illegal trade and over-harvesting have driven many species toward extinction. One...

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'Tis the season. Anteromite/Shutterstock As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already started up their snowplows, while others keep watchful eyes on the forecast....

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Aerial view of deforested area of the Amazon rainforest. PARALAXIS/Shutterstock.com This year, I was on the judging panel for the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade. Much...

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The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. THE BIG IDEA: Coyotes are poised to expand their range to a new continent. The North American canine native has now reached the Darién...

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The Trump administration has pursued many controversial goals in managing U.S. public lands, including shrinking national monuments and cutting back protection for threatened species. Its latest disruptive...