January 18th, 2013
This video by Predator Defense wraps up the many reasons we Americans should reevaluate the new bounty hunting seasons on the gray wolves that were once hunted to virtual extinction.
January 11th, 2013
PETA just named Angelica Houston Person of the Year, in part for her work to keep great apes out of the entertainment industry.
January 10th, 2013
A pod or family of orca whales struggling for their lives in a shrinking ice hole north of Quebec may finally have attracted human rescuers.
January 9th, 2013
The fate of Shell’s deep sea oil platform, the Kulluk, captured attention last week when it cut loose in choppy seas and ran aground on Kodiak Island in Alaska. Observers held their breath, waiting to hear if the rig had been damaged and was leaking oil. It wasn’t.
October 30th, 2012
While climate change doesn’t cause hurricanes, Hurricane Sandy seems to have provided a near textbook demonstration of how global warming can worsen them.
Here are a few excerpted remarks from scientists explaining how that works.
October 29th, 2012
If you don’t hear the words “climate change” in the dialogue about Hurricane Sandy just yet, wait for it. Today, people in the storm’s path are either bracing for the Monday evening surge or busy evacuating to higher ground.
But tomorrow expect to hear “climate change” invoked in Sandy’s aftermath, because this Frankenstorm is exactly what scientists have been warning about for many years.
OK skeptics, yes, hurricanes happen. But this one has been supercharged by warming oceans and will come ashore with an assist from rising ocean levels.
October 16th, 2012
Dunno how we missed this one, but last month a major re-check of American sentiment on climate change found that a whopping 74 percent — despite all the jokes and dissembling haunting the official dialogue on the topic — think that climate change is “affecting weather in the United States.”
October 12th, 2012
Vampire bats don’t actually suck your blood. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) they “peel back a small sliver of skin on their prey and use their long tongues to lap up the blood.” And they prey on livestock or wildlife, not humans.
I feel so much better!….But like so many other mammals, bats are threatened by encroachment on their habitat and loss of food sources caused by climate change and other factors….White-nose syndrome
October 11th, 2012
Norway has announced plans to nearly double its carbon tax on the nation’s offshore petroleum sector to create a £1 billion fund to help combat the effects of climate change, including in developing nations. In a draft budget released this week, gov…
October 4th, 2012
Beekeepers in northeastern France say they have produced batches of unusually colored honey in recent months as a result of bees carrying unknown substances from a nearby plant processing waste from an M&M’S candy factory. Since August, beekeepers in…
September 25th, 2012
With the mass killing of African elephants sharply escalating recently as global prices for ivory have risen, few articles have conveyed the scope and brutality of
that trade as vividly as the one written earlier this month by Jeffr…
September 14th, 2012
A team of scientists has identified a new species of monkey in a remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a discovery that researchers say confirms the remote African region as a biodiversity hotbed. After
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