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Concerned scientists look for “Harry Potter” effect to explain Indonesia’s new owl trade.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Wetlands can form in overlooked spaces, and that might be a good thing.

Olivia Trani, Contributor

Expeditions will delve into the wild, looking for species that haven’t been seen for at least a decade.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Software helps a conservation group see where shade trees will best cool a river. Then the hard work starts.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Finding may revise estimates of forests’ carbon-capturing prowess.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Elephants bring tourists and tourists bring money.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Large brains used to be an advantage, then humans happened.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Study challenges claim that sanctioned wolf killing curbs poaching.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Stopping feral cats from overrunning the landscape and killing threatened species requires new tools.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

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