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Poles Apart

With the recent years of record-breaking temperatures, both the North Pole and South Pole are melting at alarming levels, say scientists.

Bug Apocalypse

The number of invertebrates and insects such as moths, butterflies and bees has dropped worldwide by 45 percent in the last 35 years, raising alarm about the global ecosystem.

Fish Revival

Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam, shad have returned to New Jersey’s Millstone River for the first time since 1845.

Bat Cave Rescue

A fungus known as white-nose syndrome is decimating U.S. bat species, but scientists hope that genetic strategies and cave treatments will turn the situation around.

Monstrous Morass

The floating garbage patch is twice the size of Texas, but the fact that it’s only 8 percent micro-plastic makes a clean-up possible.

Happy Hoppers

Natural evolution seems to be saving frog species in Panama that are growing in numbers after being nearly wiped out by a deadly fungal disease more than a decade ago.

Ancient Canines

The most primitive dogs on the planet, once assumed to be extinct, have been discovered in a remote highland region of New Guinea.

Not Yet Extinct

Even as species die out from the impact of human activity, scientists are discovering new ones, including in 2018 a great ape, beetle and marsupial lion.

Bridge Reborn

Chunks of concrete and steel from the former Tappan Zee Bridge are being turned into artificial reefs in the waters off Long Island.

End Game

An authoritative list of declining plant, mammal, bird, amphibian and marine species includes 5,583 considered “critically endangered.”

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