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VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Huge, venomous new jellyfish found off of Australian coast

With huge spiders and deadly snakes nature in Australia is already a bit unforgiving. Keesingia gigas is the name of a new type of jellyfish which is adding to the danger with venomous stings.

Cows kill Austrian dog walker

Media from around the world are covering a story about a 45-year-old Austrian woman attacked by a herd of cows. She reportedly died after being stormed by the large group while walking her dog.

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Pope Francis calls exploitation of nature 'sin of our times'

Campobasso - During an address at Italy's University of Molise on Saturday, Pope Francis chastised those who exploit and destroy nature, calling such behavior the "sin of our times".

UN report puts multi-billlion-dollar costs on environmental crime

A new report from the UN places the value of environmental crimes between $70 billion and $213 billion across the world. Funds mostly go to criminal groups, militias and terrorist groups according to the findings.

Couple treads water for 14 hours and survives

A Fort Lauderdale couple fell out of their moving boat and watched it pull away. They treaded water for 14 hours until they were rescued by an unexpected source.

UNESCO warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday warned Australia that the Great Barrier Reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more is not done to protect it.

WildLeaks shows immediate results

Within 24 hours of the site creation the administrators of WildLeaks had a tip on illegal activity in animal trade. Twenty-four different cases of crimes against wildlife have been reported and that number is rising.

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.

Body found inside huge crocodile in Australia

After subduing a very large crocodile (4.7 meters or 15.4 feet) Australian authorities have exhumed a body from inside. DNA testing is being done to see if it belongs to a 62-year-old man who was pulled into the water at Kakadu National Park.

Alaskans sue government for vital road

King Cove - The Aleut fishing community at King Cove is suing the government to install a one-lane road to a nearby airport. Residents claim that the lack of a route has actually endangered the lives of some villagers.

Was the British badger cull worth it?

Government-commissioned analyses, not yet officially released, suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.

25 percent of sharks, rays, at risk of extinction

Sharks have been around for about 450 million years. But the future of one of planet Earth's most successful species is at risk. New evidence suggests that 25 percent of sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

Op-Ed: Is the perception of reality a homocentric experience?

Is the perception of reality a subjective human experience? This is one of the many questions tackled in Michio Kaku's forthcoming book, The Future of the Mind.

5 steps to recover from a natural disaster

Most businesses have safety and security procedures in place, including disaster recovery plans, to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of natural disasters.

Shocking discovery: Lightning can shape mountains!

Lightning has long been hailed as one of the most impressive displays of nature's power. But no one would have imagined that it was responsible for the shape of mountains!

Photo essay: My memorable moments of 2013 Special

Elk Grove - I remember when Polaroids were a hot item. Gosh, I must be old. I remember my first real SLR. For all you millennials, that stands for single-lens-reflex.

Photo essay: Lost species 'rediscovered' during 2013

Each year it is common for many species to be declared extinct. On the other hand, it is quite rare for species labeled as extinct to be 'rediscovered'. With 'rediscovery', 2013 has proved to be an unusual year.

Nature vs nurture debate for exam grades

London - A child’s genetics influences high school exam results more than than school or family environment, according to a new study.

Nobel prize winner, Randy Schekman, boycotts top science journals

Nobel prize-winning scientist, Randy Schekman, is boycotting top science journals, Nature, Cell, and Science for encouraging corner-cutting, flawed and fraudulent papers and not concentrating on topics beneficial to science, humanity and society.

Mysterious melting sea stars raise concerns in US and Canada

Seattle - There have been recent reports of starfish that appear to have melted in bodies of water located in Washington state and British Columbia. Biologists are not yet sure about what is causing these creatures to die in such an unusual way.

Buddhist monks help snow leopards dodge extinction

Endangered snow leopards are being protected by dozens of environmentally-savvy monks fanning out across the vast Tibetan plateau to teach locals the importance of protecting the animals.

Photo Essay: Hiking Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island Special

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia, surrounded by the Vancouver Island Mountains, where nature has been conserved for all to view with accessible trails, maps and parking.

Photo Essay: Where the wild things are in Savannah Special

Savannah - Oatland Island Wildlife Center is home to a number of animals native to Georgia. Walking along the beautiful nature trail, visitors can see numerous wild animals including birds of prey, foxes, lizards, tortoises and much more.

TBEX travel bloggers experience Treetop Eco-Adventure Park Special

Oshawa - While in Toronto for the international Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), bloggers take time to experience eco tourism in Durham, Ontario, and zipline through the trees at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park.

17-year cicada broods make their presence known in New Jersey Special

Watchung - As the unusual cold snap broke on Sunday, the 17-year cicadas made their appearance known - emerging from the ground in swelling numbers.

Several new exciting species discovered

Last year scientists discovered a range of new species, from a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, to a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate yet discovered on the planet.

Op-Ed: Nature versus stone — Break on through to the other side

While I'm aware that today's world can no longer function without the infrastructure made of concrete, stone, metal - there's always a tiny leap of joy that makes me reach for the camera when I see nature breaking through stone -- against all odds.

Lunchers got a surprise with the Pop-Up Picnic at Grange Park Special

Toronto - Today lunch-goers at Toronto's Grange Park got an early start to the David Suzuki Foundation's 30×30 Nature Challenge when a pop-up picnic appeared complete with music.
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Scientists used the same concept of wave motion found in nature.
Scientists used the same concept of wave motion found in nature.
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Butterflies move too quickly for photography, but a caterpillar is always a good subject for a close-up.
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A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
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File photo: Flowers at North York Cemetery
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Hedgerow alongside local park was twelve feet high. During January 2011 the council chipped it back to just three feet high
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Beauty of Nature: Snaps are taken from plane while travelling from Agartala, Tripura to Kolkata. Tripura is tiny state of India. It is located in the North Eastern region of India. The winter session sees cloudy weather in this region. Up in the sky, looking below, often offers excellent elegance of natural beauty.
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Don't be the guy on the sidelines! Choose your species...then get out and vote!
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This is Hank, a wonderful mixed breed who lives in Maine. As you can see, Hank loves the outdoors. Unfortunately he has cancer and will only get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, for only a couple of more months.
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A Golden-mantled ground squirrel at the top of Bear’s Hump, Crandell Mountain, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Captured in Kanyakumari, India.
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Looking across Battleship Lake to Mount Washington Alpine Resort from the Helen Mackenzie Battleship lake trail at Strathcona Provincial Park.
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