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  • Blizzards Affecting Farming

    Blizzards Affecting Farming

    In October of 2013, thousands of cattle perished in South Dakota as a blizzard named Atlas barreled through the region. This sudden storm occurred after days of high temperatures. The farming industry, like all others, is vulnerable to unexpected di...

  • Pollution Due to Chemical Industries

    Pollution Due to Chemical Industries

    Chemical pollutants are in the fish that we eat.Chemical industries produce many products that we use on a day-to-day basis, but these products have harmful effects when they pollute land and water. The problems include too much use of these chemicals, incorrect disposal of waste that contains the...

  • Dolphin's Ecological Importance

    Dolphin's Ecological Importance

    Dolphins can act as a sentinel species.Sentinel species are animals that can give us an insight into the health of the ecosystem. Dolphins are thought to be an important sentinel species that can give us a view into what may be negatively impacting their environment, and consequently, our...

  • What Does a Conservation Biologist Do?

    What Does a Conservation Biologist Do?

    Conservation biologists conduct research on threatened and endangered species and habitats.Conservation biology is the study, management, protection and restoration of threatened species, ecological communities, habitats and ecosystems in an effort to preserve biological diversity. Scientists who work in this field play a vital role in rev...

  • Nature's Color for Warnings

    Nature's Color for Warnings

    The bright hues of some species may be a method of defense from predators.Warning coloration, or aposematism, is a defense system in which prey species have evolved striking colors and patterns to warn potential predators that they are toxic. In addition to bright colors, the prey species may also be characterized by stron...

 
 
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  • Court Clears Way for Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Species from Destructive Coal Mining in Tennessee

    Court Clears Way for Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Species from Destructive Coal Mining in Tennessee
    Groups Allege that Federal Agencies Violated Endangered Species Act in TN Mining Approvals Knoxville -? The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has issued a decision allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the U. ...
  • Canada Wants to Kill Gray Wolves to Save Another Struggling Species

    Canada Wants to Kill Gray Wolves to Save Another Struggling Species
    Sometimes protecting endangered species involves tough trade-offs. In Oregon, some barred owls have been shot to help boost the population of northern spotted owls. Now Canada plans to kill up to 24 gray wolves to save the last 18 woodland caribou in British Columbia?s Selkirk Mountains. The caribou population in the Selkirk Mountains has fallen from 46 in 2009 to 18 today, according to an ...
  • Environmental lawsuit over the Purple Line to go forward -- Gazette.Net

    Environmental lawsuit over the Purple Line to go forward -- Gazette.Net
    Purple Line opponents say they are still concerned about the proposed light rail?s environmental impacts, even though a research team did not find an endangered species of amphipod in its planned path.
  • Rare flora and fauna threatened by highway upgrade

    Rare flora and fauna threatened by highway upgrade
    UNDER THREAT: The endangered Coastal Petaltail Dragonfly at Gilmores Lane wetland, near Tyndale. Photo: F. Forest
  • Should Fla. panthers be removed from the endangered list?

    Should Fla. panthers be removed from the endangered list?
    The iconic Florida Panther should be removed from the endangered species list, according to some Southwest Florida county leaders, outdoorsmen, and lifelong residents. Despite fervent disagreement, some say panthers have rebounded to a plentiful population that is physically, behaviorally and genetically different - and, their protection is being criticized for stunting county growth, lowering ...
 
 
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  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This year, a number of states have already introduced legislation aimed at silencing animal advocates who work to expose the cruelty of factory farming. These bills, commonly referred to as "ag-gag bills," attempt to combat animal activism directly by increasing criminal penalties for taking a job at an agricultural facility with the sole purpose of reporting criminal animal cruelty. Some bills are broader in scope and criminalize all recording of any industrial and agricultural operations. Other bills take a more subtle approach to criminalizing investigations into institutional animal abuse. But they all seek to punish activists exposing abuse at agricultural facilities instead of holding the facilities themselves responsible for any illegal conduct.
  • Kosher Slaughter and ?Shackle-and-Hoist? Restraint

    Kosher Slaughter and ?Shackle-and-Hoist? Restraint
    In December 2014, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal invalidated a 2013 law in that country that required that animals be stunned prior to slaughter?which renders cows and other animals insensitive to pain before their killing blows are dealt. In enacting the now-invalid stunning mandate, Poland had joined Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and New Zealand in indirectly prohibiting kosher slaughter: the kosher ritual, or shechita, requires that animals be healthy and uninjured prior to slaughter, and thus, stunning renders the animals?according to interpretation?unfit for kosher consumers. Unfortunately, this apparent conflict has led countries, including the United States, to broadly exempt kosher slaughterhouses from all humane requirements and to permit cruel practices like ?shackle-and-hoist.?
  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee One hundred and fifty years ago last summer, two paleontologists, the French scientist Edouard Lartet and the Scottish explorer Hugh Falconer, were visiting one another at an archaeological dig in southwestern France. One or the other of them happened to notice that what were apparently bits of rubble that were about to […]
  • Animals Roaming Paradise

    Animals Roaming Paradise
    Feral Cats and Chickens of the Conch Republic In Key West, the southernmost point in the contiguous United States and closer to Cuba than mainland Florida, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Take cats, for example. Some 60 felines, many polydactyl (possessing more than the usual number of toes on […]
  • Industrial Fishing Leaves Sea Lions Searching for Lunch

    Industrial Fishing Leaves Sea Lions Searching for Lunch
    In 1993, critical habitat was declared to protect Steller sea lion food sources, including a buffer zone of 20 nautical miles around all major haul-outs and breeding sites. In the early 2000s, limits on industrial fishing within Steller sea lions' critical habitat were adopted for some portions of the species' range (i.e., the eastern Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska) and have helped the population stabilize in those particular areas.