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Living Nature

The giant pandas at the National Zoo know how to make the most of a snow day — head first and belly up.
Less than two weeks into 2021 and it's already brought us lasso snakes.
Tahlequah, a killer whale whose devastation pulled at the world’s heartstrings in 2018, is part of an endangered population.
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
Mussels are the “canaries in the coal mine for climate change — only this canary provides food and habitat for hundreds of other species," says a biologist.
A starving polar bear strayed hundreds of kilometers away from its natural habitat and wandered into the industrial city of Norilsk in northern Siberia. It is the first polar bear seen in the city in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists. Climate change has been damaging polar bears' sea-ice habitats and forced them to scavenge for food on land.
A UN panel of hundreds of leading scientists has warned we face an existential threat.
The insect apocalypse is indeed upon us, according to the first global scientific review of insect population decline.
Melati, 10, was fatally mauled when she was introduced to Asim.
The discovery has been the subject of a contentious debate.