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A new study finds that consumption of shark and ray meat is up dramatically in the past decade, putting species even more at risk.
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Scientists find that global warming is not only causing extended dry spells, drought also reduces forests’ ability to store carbon.
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The bears were exterminated from the Golden State by 1924. Now a new campaign hopes to bring them back.
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President Obama is in Kenya and Ethiopia this weekend. I talked to experts around the world to see what they expect him to say or do to address the ongoing poaching crisis.
Nobody is better at combating illegal wildlife trade than the U.S. Here’s how it can stem the crisis.
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A new discovery indicates hope for one of Africa’s rarest amphibians
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The slow countdown to extinction continues for this victimized species
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A new census estimates the country has just 106 tigers, but there’s some good news hidden in the low number
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An international team of police dogs, the first of its kind, will try to protect elephants by guarding ports and border crossings in Tanzania and Kenya.
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You may remember the first article in this series from about two months ago. Sad news this time around, but there's still hope. (Fair warning: this goes into fairly graphic detail about turtle reproduction.)
Attempts to artificially inseminate the last female Yangtze giant softshell turtle have failed—but researchers have learned enough to try again
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Staying in a casino wasn't our first intention, but we loved the night we spent here. The room was clean, large and comfortable. Guests get a few free bucks to play the slots, so that was fun, too. The dinner downstairs was delicious. There was no breakfast, or anything really in walking distance, but we found coffee in a nearby gas station. The one downside was their pet area -- just a gravel-filled alley behind the hotel. Deadwood itself is gorgeous and we look forward to returning.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
If you're looking for a hotel in the middle of nowhere with cramped, poorly designed rooms, you've come to the right place.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
What a disappointment. AAA gives this hotel three diamonds; we thought it barely deserved two. The tree-lined mountain setting can't be beat, but the hotel itself is run-down and our room stank. On the plus side, the attached diner provided a great, affordable meal of comfort food.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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This hotel sits by itself, practically in the middle of nowhere, but it's on nicely maintained grounds and the rooms are clean and well-designed. The attached pub has a limited menu, but what we tried sure tasted good after a long day on the road. It's a busy hotel with lots of noise, but we slept well and enjoyed our stay.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
What a pleasant surprise. AAA only ranked this a two-diamond hotel, but we really enjoyed our stay here. It's a bit older (and doesn't look like much from the outside), but the interior is well-maintained and sparklingly clean. The staff (I'm pretty sure it was the owner behind the desk) was friendly and extremely helpful. The one downside was that the pet area wasn't as well-maintained. A great stay at a budget price.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
What a delightful hotel. It may seem like it's off the beaten path, but this is worth seeking out if you're in the area. The interior is beautiful, the rooms are nice, and the staff are as friendly as can be. The restaurant is quite expensive, but there are numerous other options within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay here.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago