Endangered Siamese crocodile in rare sighting at Thai national park

The freshwater reptile was once ubiquitous across Southeast Asia but is currently listed as critically endangered The critically endangered Siamese crocodile has been spotted for only the second time in a decade at Thailand’s largest national park, according to photos released on Saturday. The freshwater reptile—snapped by camera traps sunning itself at Kaeng Krachan National […]

National Zoo extends panda deal with China through 2023

This handout photo released by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. The National Zoo has struck a new extension of its longstanding agreement with the Chinese government that will keep the zoo’s iconic giant pandas in Washington for another three years. But the agreement calls into question […]

New ALS guideline establishes national standard for managing neurodegenerative disease

The first Canadian guideline for the care and management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — Lou Gehrig’s disease — recommends a patient-focused approach, with attention to holistic and emotional aspects of well-being. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), is intended for ALS clinicians, allied health professionals and primary care providers, […]

Call for a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to keep older people healthy and resilient

Public health agencies across the UK should launch a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to support older people through the pandemic and to keep them healthy and resilient over the winter – that’s the recommendation from a leading group of scientists and clinicians working in the fields of physiology, nutrition and physiotherapy. The recommendation will be […]

Trump lifts protections for Tongass National Forest, allowing logging, road development

President Donald Trump will strip Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from protections put in place nearly two decades ago, opening up millions of acres of pristine wilderness to road development and logging, according to a notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture posted on Wednesday (Oct. 28).  The Tongass, which covers most of southeast Alaska, is […]

National Parks are logging record crowds. Here’s how to visit safely.

Crowds at Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone (NPS / Jacob W. Frank/) With many indoor activities on pause or otherwise inadvisable during the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans have chosen to recreate outside. Hiking, birdwatching, fishing and other outdoorsy pursuits are relatively safe virally speaking, and allow people to exercise and experience the mental health benefits […]