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Finally Some Hope for America's Rare Jaguars

Noah Greenwald | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

By protecting some of the jaguars' most important habitat, we're opening the possibility that these cats may find their way north from Mexico either on their own or with help from people, forming a population of jaguars in the United States for the first time in decades.

Fake Fights About Big Forces

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

What's the Matter With Idaho?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Idaho's hateful treatment of wolves has reached disturbing new lows in recent weeks. Late last month the sadly misnamed "Idaho for Wildlife" held a two-day "predator derby" out of Salmon, Idaho, offering prizes for the most coyotes and wolves killed and the biggest wolf taken.

Stop the Slaughter: Time to Rein in Wildlife Services' Reign of Terror

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The agency's unregulated killing gets worse with each passing year. After more than 100 years of ruthless, indiscriminate killing, the carnage must stop. The Department of Agriculture must finally rein in this indefensible reign of terror.

Death of Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Is a Troubling Sign of Things to Come

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.

15 Security Tips for Back And Forth To School

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

The security-minded folks at Schlage locks want America's families to know their options as their kids head back and forth to school. Always keep in m...

Are You Ready For Google Glass? 3 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Sue Scheff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

As Google Glass enters our society, we need to be sure that us as parents understand the anticipated effects on safety and privacy. Although we can't control others' behavior, we can be social media role models for our kids.

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

America's Wolves Don't Deserve This

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The Obama administration is giving up on America's wolves. On Friday morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plans to strip Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the lower 48 states.

Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

No, wolves will never be as abundant as they once were across North America, and nobody expects that. But restoring them to just 5 percent of where they once lived, then calling it quits and hunting them down again by the thousands? That's just wrong.

DNA Helps Solve Curious Case Of Extinct Carnivore

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/05/2013 11:40 AM EST on LiveScience The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike preda...

Huge Great White Shark Tagged, Tracked

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

They make quite the fearsome threesome, Mary Lee, Genie and now Lydia, the third massive great white shark tagged and tracked recently by Ocearch scie...

Into the Hole! Terror and Survival

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Some people find holes -- and images of holes -- deeply upsetting, even terrifying. These people suffer from a common but little-known phobia known as trypophobia. As with most irrational fears, the origins of trypophobia are unknown.

WATCH: Delaware's War Against Child Predators

Posted 02.26.2013 | OWN

After locking up the worst pedophile in its history, the state of Delaware decided to do something big about the silent epidemic plaguing their homes,...

Red Wings Superstar Puts On A Show

Posted 02.20.2013 | Sports

Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels might have said it best on Tuesday night when he labeled this highlight from Detroit superstar Pavel Datsyuk: "Datsyuk...

They Just Can't Help Themselves -- NOT

Myra Demeter | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

We have two indoor cats, Shekie and Portia, whom we adore. We believe they are safer enjoying the view of nature from our large, arched windows, as are the birds, squirrels and other wildlife that frequent our backyard.

Cats Born Killers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Mule Deer Wars

David Petersen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Denver
David Petersen

"The Mule Deer Wars." That's what I've come to call a tenacious western wildlife controversy. It began in the 1990s, when state wildlife managers started reporting lower mule deer populations. "If mule deer herds are in poor health, the land is in poor health."

Sex Predator Loose On Campus

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.03.2012 | College

American University in Washington, D.C., has been shaken by four recent reports of sexual assault near campus. All occurred late at night or early mor...

Sexual Misconduct by Educators: What We Need to Do to Protect Students

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Even though we do not have precise data on how many teachers and other educators abuse students, the recent Sandusky case at Penn State show that it is urgent for schools to take deliberate, comprehensive steps to safeguard students.

Addressing the Dangers Posed by Child Predators

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime
Robert J. Benz

How we respond to the real life case of man and monster -- whether it's with mind or emotion, with action or resignation -- will determine how many more horror shows we'll be forced to endure.

Prehistoric Insects Were HOW Big?

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/04/2012 03:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Millions of years ago, oversized insects like gri...

Huge Prehistoric Predator Ruled Lost Continent, Fossils Suggest

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/22/2012 06:53 PM EDT on LiveScience A newfound giant predatory dinosaur with even stubbi...