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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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  • Delmarva fox squirrel delisted as endangered species

    Delmarva fox squirrel delisted as endangered species
    CAMBRIDGE ? The Delmarva fox squirrel is being taken off the federal endangered species list.
  • Endangered Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel still looks threatened

    Endangered Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel still looks threatened
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today the recovery of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, previously protected as an endangered species. The Interior Department made its finding based on an increase in distribution since 1967 from 4 to 10 counties where the squirrel can be found, and an overall population of 20,000. But despite these modest population gains, sea-level rise remains a ...
  • Deadline Set; Southeast Wolves To Undergo ESA Review

    Deadline Set; Southeast Wolves To Undergo ESA Review
    The federal government has agreed to a deadline of the end of next year for an endangered species review for wolves in Southeast Alaska. Listen now:
  • More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction

    More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction
    As Delmarva fox squirrel recovers, other species slip toward extinction Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide.
  • ?Leave endangered animals alone?

    ?Leave endangered animals alone?
    WILDLIFE traders should verify if the animals they intend to sell are not threatened or endangered, said an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
 
 
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  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee There’ll always be an England. But if England is eternal, it is also a place that poses certain challenges to its inhabitants, and for that we can look to the cow. The cow, you say? How now? Well, reports the BBC in an article provocatively titled “Perils of the English Countryside, in […]
  • A New Paradigm for Our Relationship with Dolphins

    A New Paradigm for Our Relationship with Dolphins
    With the start of the annual dolphin hunting season on September 1, the time is propitious to take a hard look at what takes place at the notorious fishing town of Taiji, Japan. Dolphins are brutally slaughtered by stabbing them with spikes, usually just behind the blowhole, causing the animals a slow, spasmodic death. The maimed and dying dolphins thrash about and writhe as they try to escape, but there is no exit from the bloodbath.
  • Deer at the County Fair?

    Deer at the County Fair?
    In a late-night, nail-biting vote last week, the Missouri House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon?s veto of a bill that would have relaxed restrictions on captive deer farms. It was a big loss for the Missouri Farm Bureau and other interests that want virtually no regulations on any type of farming, no matter how reckless or inhumane. And it was a win for family farmers standing up to Big Ag, as well as for conservation and animal protection advocates who work to stop captive hunting ranches and prevent the spread of disease to native wildlife.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society
    This week, Take Action Thursday urges immediate action to pass meaningful federal legislation prohibiting the use of non-medical antibiotics in livestock feed. It also celebrates the passage of legislation in California to limit antibiotic use in animal feed and deplores the adoption of a constitutional amendment in Missouri giving individuals (and corporations) the "right to farm."
  • Success for Springer, the Rehabilitated Orca!

    Success for Springer, the Rehabilitated Orca!
    Springer is the first and only orca to have been successfully re-integrated back into the wild with her pod after human intervention. Springer could have easily been captured for a life in captivity: a common fate for stranded marine mammals. Instead, for Springer, it was rescue, rehabilitation, release ... freedom.