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Where the wild things are: how nature might respond as coronavirus keeps humans indoors

Wildlife is returning to our deserted cities. But will they stay once life returns to normal?
Government officers seize civets in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, China to prevent the spread of SARS in 2004. Dustin Shum/South China Morning Post via Getty Images

The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it

Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
Building one of these watering pods can help thirsty wildlife, but it must be checked for safety and hygiene, and refilled regularly. Arid Recovery

How you can help – not harm – wild animals recovering from bushfires

We all want to help native animals recover after bushfires, but giving a koala a drink from your water bottle can cause more harm than good. Here are some helpful things you can do.
Male pileated woodpecker. FotoRequest/Shutterstock.com

How do woodpeckers avoid brain injury?

Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?

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