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Crawling Out of the Hole of Negativity

My personal mantra is “no mistakes, only lessons.” I repeat this phrase to myself frequently as I tend to make a lot of lessons. It’s...
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Extinct in the Wild, Toad Makes a Comeback

The thumbnail-sized golden colored Kihansi Spray Toad, only discovered by scientists in 1996, was officially declared Extinct in the Wild by the International Union...
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Pioneering as First Female Stand-Up Comic: Phyllis Diller Tribute (1917-2012)

Phyllis Diller, the first woman to make it big as a comedian, was an American pioneer. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired,...
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African Economies Roaring

Approximately half the people of Africa own a cellphone, a fact that lies behind a major drop in poverty and rise in GDP across...
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Volunteers in Philadelphia Help Toads Mate

Spring means breeding season for toads and, in Philadelphia, that means closing off a city street so the tiny creatures are safe from traffic...
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New Amazon Species Discovered Every 3 Days for a Decade

Scientists searching the Amazon have discovered new species — creatures such as a baldheaded parrot, a blue-fanged tarantula and a bright red catfish —...
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For Your Health: Use Hand Sanitizers Without Triclosan

This is worth sharing with everyone you know as schools, hospitals and offices are distributing vast amounts of hand sanitizer gels to help prevent...
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Volunteers Help Salamanders Avoid Roadway Massacre

45 people volunteered on a recent night to carry salamanders, frogs and newts across the road during their annual migration to mate. On rainy...
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56 New Forest Species Found in Papaua New Guinea

Scientists have discovered 56 species believed new to science in Papua New Guinea, including a tiny chirping frog, jumping spiders, and an elegant striped...
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Ten New Amphibian Species Discovered in Colombia

Ten new species of amphibians -- including three kinds of poison dart frogs and three transparent-skinned glass frogs -- have been discovered in the...
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Dirt and Germs Are Good, Most Hand Sanitizers, Bad

Author of Why Dirt Is Good, Mary Ruebush says the lack of germs and dirt in a child's environment and over-washing of hands...
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Wal-Mart Canada Opens First Environmental Demonstration Store

Wal-Mart Canada last week opened its first mega-green supercenter in Burlington, Ontario, which uses heat from the earth in a unique geothermal energy design,...
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More than 1000 New Species Discovered in Southeast Asia in a Decade

Over a thousand new species have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia in just the last decade, according to a...
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Top 10 New Species of 2007

Every year scientists at Arizona State University lead an international team in naming the top 10 newly discovered species: the most weird, reclusive and...
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Ton of Pharmaceuticals Kept Out of Michigan Rivers (Earth Day Follow-Up)

Pharmaceuticals in the water supply likely are responsible for crises of sexual mutation in fish found in the Potomac River and deformed frogs in...

Free Endangered Wildlife Ringtones

Ring in the new year on your cell phone with the exotic calls of the Blue-throated Macaw, Beluga Whale, Boreal Owl, the Yosemite Toad,...

World’s Biggest Music Company Offers Free Downloads Beginning Dec

Vivendi Universal has signed a deal to make its music catalogue available on a free legal downloads service. Under the agreement, Spiralfrog will...
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Two Lost Worlds Give Us Hope – by David Suzuki

February 15, 2006 — Two lost worlds were in the news last week. One was discovered halfway around the world, but the other is right...

A Sure Sign of Spring: Wild Whooping Cranes Return to Wisconsin

Among the signs of springtime these days in central Wisconsin is the arrival of wild whooping cranes on Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and along...

Blue Butterfly Back From the Brink

The Smithsonian published a feature article in 2005 called Back From the Brink that asserted: "Not every endangered species is doomed. Thanks to tough laws,...