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SeaWorld banned from breeding captive orcas

California Coastal Commission approves plans to double the size of the park's orca habitat on the condition no new whales from the wild are added and none of the 11 currently at the park are allowed to breed there

Elephant slaughter continues, but so does hope

It was one of the worst sights I’ve ever seen. We drove round a clump of mopani bushes, and there it lay: huge, shapeless, inert, with a disgusting mess of dried blood and raw, blackening flesh where the tusks had been hacked carelessly away. The hulk had begun to stink.   

Arizona's rains: Monsoon, moths, militia, and me

Every year, the rains arrive in southern Arizona and turn the arid desert into a home for millions of rare moths, spiders and snakes – not to mention the tens of thousands of collectors who hope to capture them. Douglas Main joins them.