SOURCE: New Yorker
by Kate Brown
Zoonotic diseases can seem like earthquakes; they appear to be random acts of nature. In fact, they are more like hurricanes—they can occur more frequently, and become more powerful, if human beings alter the environment in the wrong ways.
SOURCE: Washington Post
November 30, 2019
by Miriam Berger
For centuries Europeans sought out the “unicorn horn” of the arctic-dwelling narwhal whale.
In the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet authorities reportedly trained beluga wales, dolphins, sea lions and fur seals to search for underwater mines and other objects.
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