World’s Largest Population of Giant Manta Rays Gets More Protection in Peru


In another win for marine life, Peru started the new year by enacting regulations to protect the world’s largest known population of giant manta rays.

Scientists Rediscover a Tree Frog Thought to Be Extinct for Over a Century


Last seen in 1870, Jerdon’s tree frog is alive and (mostly) well in India

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The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed


Better electricity sharing across states would dampen the effects of variable weather on wind and solar power

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Viva la France! Country Bans Supermarkets From Tossing Out Food


In December the French government passed a law banning supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The law requires stores there to donate unwanted food to charities or food banks.