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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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  • Ebola Scare for Pets

    Ebola Scare for Pets
    Just as persons that come into contact with an Ebola patient are quarantined and placed under close observation, there is no reason animals cannot be afforded the same precautions. Even further, if a person is found to have contracted the virus, they are treated, not euthanized. Animals should be afforded the same rights and protections.
  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee Deny it or not, the world climate is changing—generally for the warmer and wetter, though with local variations that make some people point and insist that a new Ice Age is upon us. Certainly it’s not in the Arctic, where rapid melting of ice and permafrost is forcing all kinds of adaptations. […]
  • Rabbits Redux: Bunny Killers Are At It Again

    Rabbits Redux: Bunny Killers Are At It Again
    One would be hard pressed to find another animal upon whom so many exploitative and abusive practices converge. The rabbit, in both its domesticated and wild species, is perhaps the prime exemplar of prey animals. It is a gentle, herbivorous, unassuming, and relatively silent creature. This mildness, which is so charming to observe and contemplate, unfortunately seems to practically invite the rabbit's exploitation in myriad ways by the stronger and more powerful---namely, humans.
  • Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines

    Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines
    "The wolverine is a famously tough creature that doesn't back down from anything, but even the wolverine can't overcome a changing climate by itself," said Earthjustice attorney Adrienne Maxwell.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    — Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail alert called Take Action Thursday, which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals. NAVS is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through educational programs based […]