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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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  • USFWS protects two prairie butterfly species

    USFWS protects two prairie butterfly species
    Female Dakota Skipper. The Dakota skipper is now protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
  • A look at Vermont's endangered species

    A look at Vermont's endangered species
    Biologists on Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of state's Endangered Species Act. Vermont's endangered list includes one amphibian, 11 birds, six fish, 14 invertebrates, eight mammals, six reptiles and 158...
  • Conservation groups discuss Endangered Species Act

    Conservation groups discuss Endangered Species Act
    Biologists and conservationists met to talk about the Endangered Species Act, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
  • Vt. marks 40th of Endangered Species Act

    Vt. marks 40th of Endangered Species Act
    BURLINGTON -- Biologists and conservationists from across Vermont were in Burlington Thursday for a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state's Endangered Species Act and Vermont's experience protecting the its most vulnerable plants and animals. The meeting was a chance to celebrate the accomplishments made over the years, but also to look ahead to new challenges
  • Slippery ethics in the turtle eating business

    Slippery ethics in the turtle eating business
    L&F Seafood, a large wholesaler on Street 95, stocks a multitude of ocean creatures, from crabs to sea bass. Mudfish swim in a grey tank. But, squashed in frozen brown blocks of a dozen or more, a more unusual animal can also be found ? turtle.
 
 
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  • The Cat?s Out of the Bag

    The Cat?s Out of the Bag
    I'm stunned. Just stunned. In a world in which so many animals are in need of loving homes, it is mystifying that bespoke breeding of animals occurs---but, even worse, that state legislatures would allow the cross-breeding of domestic and wild cats for profit.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This week, Take Action Thursday celebrates India?s ban on the import of animal-tested cosmetics, urges immediate action on the U.S. Humane Cosmetics Act, and reports on the 22nd annual Animal Law Conference in Oregon.
  • 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.