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B.C. green-lighted an exploration permit to a mining company, despite the fact that plans for a mine were rejected both federally and by the Tsilhqot’in National Government. (Garth Lenz/ Tsilhqot’in National Government)

Tsilhqot’in blockade points to failures of justice impeding reconciliation in Canada

Dasiqox Tribal Park offers a powerful example of what true reconciliation can mean for Canada when Indigenous peoples and their rights are respected and upheld.
Black bear near military housing at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, May 17, 2010. USAF/Kathy Gault

Black bears adapt to life near humans by burning the midnight oil

Once hunted into corners of North America, black bears have expanded across the continent since the early 1900s. But bears that end up living near people aren't seeking close encounters.
It’s OK, I’m a filter feeder: Whale shark off Indonesia. Marcel Ekkel/Flickr

Shark Week looms, but don’t panic

Media coverage of sharks often exaggerates risks to people, but more than 500 shark species have never been known to attack humans, and there's lots to learn about them.
Camera trap image of adult female chimpanzee with her offspring in fallow area in Moyamba district of Sierra Leone foraging on oranges. Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Action is needed to save West Africa’s critically endangered chimpanzees

Studies show that West Africa's critically endangered chimpanzees are finding ways of adapting to their rapidly changing habitat, but they still remain highly at risk.
Given the time available, the black-throated finch could have been one of the best-studied birds in Australia. Eric Vanderduys/AAP Image

Adani’s finch plan is approved, just weeks after being sent back to the drawing board

The Queensland government has green-lit an updated version of Adani's plan to protect the black-throated finch at its Carmichael mine site, after the earlier plan was branded inadequate.
Habitat loss to palm oil plantations in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The forests of Borneo are home to the few remaining Bornean orangutan Pongo pygmaeus, Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, and the Borneo pygmy elephant Elephas maximus borneensis, among other endangered species. © Ulet Ifansasti/Greenpeace

Habitat loss doesn’t just affect species, it impacts networks of ecological relationships

New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.

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