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Not-So-Spooky Species

It’s far more horrifying to consider a future without these and other essential species with unearned reputations for being scary.

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Helping Hellbenders

Snot otter, devil dog and ol’ lasagna sides… these are just some of the names used to refer to hellbenders.

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Cicadas in Indiana

Unlike annual cicadas that emerge each year, the periodical cicadas of Brood X haven’t been seen since 2004.

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Shrinking Spaces for Largest Land Animal

Earth’s largest land animals are not immune to threats, yet hope remains for wild elephants.

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Little is Known about Big Beetles

Generally, we know very little about the world’s insects – creatures such as beetles, bugs, and butterflies – when compared to mammals and birds.

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Super Cool Snakes

Snakes are cool animals that play vitally important roles in our everyday lives, even though few of us may ever notice them.

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Lungs of the Earth

Most of the planet’s oxygen comes from the ocean. So it’s fitting that the United Nations refers to our ocean as the “lungs of the Earth.”

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Native Gardening

Choosing native species to plant in your garden can increase the local biodiversity, not only of plants, but also animals.

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