The War for Wildlife

Ivan Carter calls himself a wildlife detective, which means he investigates the root problems of animal poaching and hunting today. From saving elephants from ivory poachers in South Africa’s Kruger National Park to investigating a tragic crocodile attack along the Zambezi River, Ivan work rides the cutting edge of conservation in Africa.

Thar be Dragons

‘Hic sunt dracones’ (Thar be dragons) – that’s the terrifying inscription left by map-makers more than 500 years ago to warn medieval explorers of the mythical creatures lurking beyond the bounds of the known world. According to these legends, man-eating dragons inhabited the far-flung islands of East Asia, surrounded by treacherous waters teeming with sea serpents. At the time, few dared to venture ‘off the map’.

Waste is Energy

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The Birth of Divergence: The Discovery of the Tadpole-Laying Frog

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Planet Under Fire

The Paris Agreement calls for almost all countries in the world to start putting forth their commitments to help reduce their carbon emissions. The signs of climate change are clear as day, and the enormous and yet growing human population means our energy consumption is set to increase. What will the Agreement mean for our planet, and is renewable energy the answer?

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