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Aug 19, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Hine's emerald dragonfly is the only dragonfly on the federal endangered species list. Summer drivers kill about 3,300 of them each year.
Aug 15, 2014 12:51 PM ET
Thanks to humans, sharks are disappearing from our waters at an alarming rate. Is there any way to reverse things for these fierce, fascinating creatures of the deep?
Aug 13, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Like happy kids, whales and dolphins often squeal with delight when something good comes along. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The most extensive genetic study ever conducted on whale sharks reveals that they exist in two populations worldwide, and that their fairly recent population boom is a thing of the past. Continue reading →
Aug 12, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Discovery News
In honor of World Elephant Day, we take a look at some of the traits these amazing giants have in common with people.
Aug 6, 2014 01:09 PM ET
Some scientists are arguing that humans today are wiping out animal species at a rate that matches up with past mass die-offs. Is the end nigh? Laci Green has the details.
Aug 6, 2014 11:02 AM ET
These are not good time to be a tuna. Five of eight species are on the endangered list, and the bluefin is fetching record prices, so prized is its meat. Is using humble mackerel as surrogate parents the way to keep the bluefin from going extinct?
Aug 8, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Nuclear bomb testing from the 50s and 60s had at least one perk: it's enabling scientists now to learn that many sharks are much older. Continue reading →
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