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Sometime on new year’s day, as the people of Hawaii recovered from a night of revelry, in a trailer on the outskirts of Kailua, Oahu, a 14-year-old snail named George died. David Sischo, who works in the trailer but was taking a rare day off, found out at 7 o’clock the next morning, when a colleague...
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Paris (AFP) - Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plan...
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Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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It’s World Animal Day!  Like we needed an excuse to celebrate the amazing creatures that walk the earth. But what exactly is World Animal Day about? Put simply, it’s ‘to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.’ Wonderful. Here are 9 things y...
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They're big eyed, small bodies, hard boned, and busy. Busy bees are where your honey comes from, duh, but have you ever marveled at how intricate and thought out the whole honey making operation is for these nano sized critters? It all begins with the pollen. Bees have a miraculous ability to pollin...
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The past five mass extinctions on Earth were caused by large-scale natural disasters like meteors or enormous chains of volcanic eruptions, wiping out between half and 96% of all living species. But the modern mass extinction isn't being caused by a freak act of nature, the researchers say. It's be...
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There have been five mass extinction events in Earth's history. In the worst one, 250 million years ago, 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover. Nowadays, many scientists are predicting that we're on track for a sixth mass extincti...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Two recently released studies brought bad news for those living near coastlines around the world. One published in the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change, the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the studies showed that existing computer models might hav...
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Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our blessings t...
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It's often said cockroaches could withstand a nuclear explosion. But another creature, dubbed 'nature's greatest survivor,' is even more invincible, and you've probably never even heard of it. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are some of the most fascinating animals in world because they ca...
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All images courtesy of Eric Vanasse/UGallery In the "Losing Paradise" series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding t...
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Evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.   Around 540 million years ago, the first burrowing animals evolved. When these worms began to mix up the ocean floor's sedime...
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We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted in collaboration with scientists in the US, compared the environmental costs of vario...
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  See how you can help save our beloved Gorillas so they can keep singing about putting limes in your coconuts: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund: www.saveagorilla.org International Gorilla Conservation Programme igcp.org/...
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Long term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide damages bees' ability to forage for pollen – and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit – according to new research published today. The research, conducted at Royal Holloway University of London, monitored bee activity using Rad...
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Polar bears adapted to life in cold Arctic climates in part by relying on a high-fat diet mainly consisting of seals and their blubber. In a study published by Cell Press May 8th in the journal Cell, researchers discovered that mutations in genes involved in cardiovascular function allowed pola...
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Nonhuman persons are real close to having more rights, including Habeas Corpus. As animal activists take center stage in protecting the rights of animals, attorneys have been hired to defend their cases. Citing the right to appear before a judge and be released from unlawful detention, hab...
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As elephants become endangered, I am proud of Denver for getting involved and making a difference in this international cause! Please read more about this issue. As feds crush ivory in Denver to curb poaching, Kerry offers $1M reward to stop elephant killing By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post U.S. au...
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From the war on rhinos to colony collapse disorder, the global picture for wildlife conservation does not look good. But there are bright spots. The BBC reports on a new study that suggests many European species of animals and birds have seen their numbers rebound dramatically. And that recovery h...
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The environmental movement has advised us to reduce our eating of animal products (especially red meat and dairy) or, better still, become vegetarians. For instance, the Australian Conservation Foundation, on its GreenHome website, advises this. So does Beyond Zero Emissions, although it thinks a s...
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