After the fire: What forest recovery looks like in 2020

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Jenna Finley, Biology and Life Sciences editor The bushfires in Australia have dominated the news cycle since they started in September 2019. As of January 20th, 2020, over 10 million hectares have burned, killing an estimated one billion animals and about thirty people. Although it may seem bleak at the moment, we have to assume […]

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Of dragonglass and men: Parallels and differences between Westeros and Earth

  Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors ~SPOILER ALERT~ The TV show Game of Thrones ended with a bang on May 19, 2019 – or given the numerous criticisms of the finale, perhaps it would be more apt to say that it melted into a fiery heap like the Iron […]

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The pangolin pit: Speaking out for the pangolin

Can an award-winning photograph save a species from extinction? Sunitha Chari, Biology & Life Sciences co-editor   “Nothing prepared Paul for what he saw or smelled.” These words introduce The Pangolin Pit, the photo that won first place in the Single Image category for photojournalism, at the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition. […]

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