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Narwhals Are Real, and They Could Be in Real Trouble

Atlas Obscura Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Narwhals are sometimes called the “unicorns of the sea.” Like their fictional equine counterparts, narwhals appear to have a horn or tusk—it actually functions more like a tooth—galloping straight…

During This Week From Hell, Enjoy Some Good News About Pandas

Young777/Ge Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Believe it or not, there’s a battle happening among conservationists over the Giant Panda. Though an undoubtably iconic species for environmentalists—and the highly recognizable symbol of the World Wildlife Fund for half a century—some argue that all the dollars funneling into panda conservation are, simply put,…

A Big Drilling Company Was Ready to Set up a Mine in This Arizona Town. Then an Endangered Owl Showed Up.

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl,…

Ignore the Buzz About Honey Curing Allergies

Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A couple of years ago, I was browsing through a farmer’s market in Boston with a friend. We came across a stand selling raw, unfiltered honey from around the country: Vermont, New York, Arizona. Tasting jars sat out on the table. We sampled…