Take a Breath, Thank a Whale
Like the Amazon rainforest, the planet’s whales play crucial roles as carbon captors. That’s just one reason to save them.
How Alberta Won the Rat Race
One Canadian province has virtually eliminated its vermin—and shows how others can too.
Chinese Smugglers Are Buying Up Hundreds of Thousands of Illegally Slaughtered African Donkeys
When they’re not smuggling ivory and rhino horn, Africa’s most notorious criminal syndicates are stealing farm animals to make a 2,500-year-old traditional Chinese remedy.
Is World Cat Day the Only Thing That Can Unify Our Fractured World?
Probably not. But here are some cats worth knowing from around the world anyway.
Iceland’s Hottest New Reality TV Show Is Just a Live Stream of Cats
It's called 'Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.'
The Very Hungry Caterpillar From Hell
A nondescript pest is threatening African food stocks — and could be headed to Europe and Asia.
Ukrainian Separatists Hold a ‘Most Patriotic Cat’ Competition
Though Kiev may contest the results of the competition, the contestants are paws-itively adorable.
Watch: Panda Tries Out Zoo-plomacy With a Snowman
Because soft diplomacy is more fun than hard power.
Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?
Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.
Freakish Lightning Storm Kills 323 Reindeer in Norway
Getting struck by lightning is, for humans, a statistical long shot. Less so for reindeer.
Stopping the World’s Most Rapacious Invasive Species, One Fillet at a Time
The Pacific lionfish has taken over the Caribbean, killing reefs and decimating local species. Could Whole Foods be the answer?
The Threat to America’s Electrical Grid Is Much Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine
But it’s not Russian hackers you should be worried about.
Britain’s Tories Are Having a Cat Fight — Seriously, Their Felines Are Fighting
After Brexit and a cabinet shake-up, even Britain's cats can't get along.
Australian Lawmaker: I Shot and Ate an Elephant — and I Liked It
Australian lawmakers sparred over elephant meat, and one of them said he liked eating it.
There Are More Domestic Tigers in the U.S. Than Wild Ones in the Jungle
For the first time in decades, the global population of wild tigers is rising, but thousands more live in captivity in the United States.
Sweden Wants to Stop Live American Lobsters From Entering Europe
Europe has quite an appetite for Maine lobsters. Sweden wants to see that change.