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Out of the Wild: For India’s Captive Leopards, A Life Sentence Behind Bars

by RICHARD CONNIFF
As sightings of leopards in populated areas increase, Indian authorities are trapping the animals and keeping them in captivity — often in small cages without adequate food or veterinary care. The real solution, wildlife advocates say, is to educate the public on how to coexist with the big cats. READ MORE

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A Tiny Pacific Nation Takes the Lead on Protecting Marine Life

by EMMA BRYCE
Unhappy with how regional authorities have failed to protect fish stocks in the Western Pacific, Palau has launched its own bold initiatives – creating a vast marine sanctuary and conducting an experiment designed to reduce bycatch in its once-thriving tuna fishery. READ MORE

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A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

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At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

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In Iowa, A Bipartisan Push to Become Leader in Wind Energy

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Thanks to state officials who have long supported renewables, Iowa now leads all U.S. states in the percentage of its energy produced from wind. Big companies, including Facebook and Google, are taking notice and cite clean energy as a major reason for locating new facilities there. READ MORE

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