About Shannon Cuthbert

Shannon Cuthbert is a lover of cats, poems, and rainy days, and especially situations that combine all three! Based in Brooklyn, NY, she enjoys writing about wildlife and environmental issues, and in her spare time loves reading and writing short stories.

Articles by Shannon Cuthbert

STUDY: Earth’s Wilderness Could Disappear Within 50 Years at Current Depletion Rate

A sobering new study maps wilderness loss since 1992 and projects all remaining wilderness could vanish completely within 50 years if officials fail to protect these areas.

What Is the Baboon Spider Atlas? How Biologists Use Facebook to Learn More About Bugs

Some scientists have started using social media as a powerful tool for discovering new species, and believe they’ve identified dozens of new spider species alone via Facebook photos.

New York City Is Suing Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP, Chevron & Conoco Phillips Over Climate Change

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a city lawsuit against five major oil companies, seeking billions in climate change-related damages; the mayor simultaneously announced citywide pension fund divestment from fossil fuels.

Has Dr. Sergio Canavero Already Performed a Human Head Transplant?

By the end of 2017, Italian doctor Sergio Canavero plans to carry out a highly controversial procedure: the first head human transplant between an anonymous recipient and a “brain-dead” body donor.

‘Operation Alligator Thief’: How Did Florida Wildlife Officials Catch Alligator Poachers?

Florida wildlife officials created an elaborate sting operation that successfully snared nine men alleged to have poached alligator eggs.



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