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Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.

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How Whaling Works

Men have been hunting and killing whales for centuries. Early whalers hunted for survival, but their motivation may have changed once there was money to be made. Whaling for profit has been banned since 1986, but whaling for scientific research is still allowed in certain areas, causing much debate.


Can we replant the planet's rainforests?

 Can we replant the planet's rainforests?

If we replant rainforests, could we bring deforested areas back to life? Learn how you can replant rainforests and possibly help prevent extinction. See more »

Is what we're recycling actually getting recycled?

 Is what we're recycling actually getting recycled?

Recycling facts show that not everything you put into a recycling bin actually gets recycled. Learn about more recycling facts and recycling fraud. See more »

How the Sierra Club Works

 How the Sierra Club Works

The Sierra Club protects the environment by lobbying for environmental preservation. Learn more about the Sierra Club conservation efforts. See more »

Will there be farms in New York City's skyscrapers?

 Will there be farms in New York City's skyscrapers?

Vertical farming is a method of large-scale farming in an urban environment. Learn about the benefits of a vertical farm and vertical farming technology. See more »

What did this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine discover?

 What did this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine discover?

The co-winners of the 2006 Nobel Prize in medicine are two U.S. scientists who discovered a process called RNAi. See more »

How the Georgia Aquarium Works

 How the Georgia Aquarium Works

The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, which houses over 500 different species. Take a look inside the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. See more »

How Barrier Islands Work

 How Barrier Islands Work

Barrier islands are vacation spots and amazing ecosystems. Learn about barrier island habitats, fighting erosion of barrier islands and development’s effects on barrier islands. See more »

How Rainforests Work

 How Rainforests Work

About 25% of today's medicines come from the rainforest, and only about 1% of that source has been tapped. Find out what else could be lost with the 1.5 acres of rainforest destroyed every second. See more »