We no longer have to die wondering what it’s like to be eaten by a polar bear, thanks to the ingenuity of the veteran producer of TV One’s new Polar Bear Family and Me, Tuesday, 8.30pm. Jason Roberts built a perspex and steel version of a shark cage, designed to resist the depredations of these powerful beasts, while watching them up close
Work in environmental journalism for very long and you can eventually become inured to catastrophe.
For Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, it all began with orangutans.
Environmentalism is synonymous with loss.
An Italian mafia boss used his pet crocodile to threaten people and extort money, authorities said. Antonio Cristofaro kept the 40-kilogram (88-pound) reptile on a terrace of his home near Naples and fed it live rats and rabbits, according to LAV, an Italian animal rights group
Polar bears have become the universal symbol of global warming, not so much because they’re cute or cuddly , but because it is eminently clear that climate change is killing them. Polar bears depend on solid sea ice for survival; it’s where they do their hunting. But when the ice begins to melt as it has in recent years, thanks largely to warming the bears can starve and die
Conservationists have found a new population of orangutans in a steep, mountainous corner of Indonesia — a discovery that significantly adds to the number of the endangered red-haired primates. About 65,000 orangutans are thought to remain in the wild, limited to rain forests on two islands in Malaysia and Indonesia: Borneo and Sumatra.
As President Obama reversed the Bush administration’s limits on embryonic stem-cell research, he said scientific decisions must be "based on facts, not ideology." The president on Monday signaled a clear shift in tone from the Bush administration on a broad range of scientific issues. Obama overturned an order signed by President Bush in 2001 that barred the National Institutes of Health from funding research on embryonic stem cells beyond using 60 cell lines that existed at that time