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Killing Migratory Birds Has Been a Crime for Decades. Not Anymore.

Zach Gibson/Getty Images This story was originally published by Reveal and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Under Republican and Democratic presidents from Nixon through Obama, killing migratory birds, even inadvertently, was a crime, with fines for violations ranging from $250 to $100 million. The power to prosecute created a deterrent that protected birds and enabled…

Heatwaves Are Sweeping Across the Oceans “Like Wildfires That Take out Huge Areas of Forest”

John Keeble/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest.” …

A Photographer Placed African Animals Against an Industrial Landscape—And the Result is Mesmerizing

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. In Nick Brandt’s third book, This Empty World (Thames & Hudson) photographs animals as others might photograph people—shooting close, revealing portraits instead of more traditional wildlife images. His newest work in East Africa explores the relationship between animals and humans that increasingly find themselves in one…