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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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  • Private zoos boasting exotic animals the new status symbol of Armenia's elite

    Private zoos boasting exotic animals the new status symbol of Armenia's elite
    Government accused of turning blind eye to importation of endangered species with cheetahs, lions, tigers and bears kept as pets. EurasiaNet.org reports The neighbours of Mher Sedrakian, an MP in Armenias ruling Republican party , have a persistent problem with noise. But this is not about wild parties or car horns. Rather, it is about lions. The lions that Sedrakian allegedly keeps as pets at ...
  • Snap to it: U.S. mulls adding turtles to endangered species list

    Snap to it: U.S. mulls adding turtles to endangered species list
    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia. Under the plan the common snapping turtle, Florida softshell turtle, smooth softshell turtle and spiny softshell turtle would be listed under the ...
  • The U.S. Moves to Protect African Lions from Big Game Hunters

    The U.S. Moves to Protect African Lions from Big Game Hunters
    African lions don?t roam the United States, but the government?s proposal on Monday to put the animal on the endangered species list could provide the imperiled predator with much-needed protection.
  • Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

    Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?
    Brooks Hays WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal that would see Africa's lion included on the endangered species list.
  • African lion deserves 'endangered species' protection

    African lion deserves 'endangered species' protection
    Loss of habitat and prey are putting African lions in danger of extinction, and the majestic creatures need protection in order to save their species, the US government said Monday. "Following a review of the best available scientific information, the US Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed listing the African lion as threatened under the Endangered Species Act," the FWS said in a statement ...
 
 
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  • 5 Things You Didn?t Know About the Carriage Horse Industry

    5 Things You Didn?t Know About the Carriage Horse Industry
    Riding in a horse-drawn carriage may be the stuff of fairy tales. But what is it like for the horses who work day in and day out? Do horses belong on tightly-packed, polluted city streets? The horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City causes great suffering for horses and routinely puts people?s safety in danger. Here are five truths the industry doesn?t want you to know.
  • Animals in the News

    Animals in the News
    by Gregory McNamee The so-called social media are the locus of a lot of downright antisocial behavior: trolling, name-calling, baiting, and mud-slinging. They also serve as unlikely confessionals, as when, as the Great Falls Tribune recently reported, a Missoula man named Toby Bridges took to Facebook to boast that he had killed two young wolves, […]
  • Dwarfism in Cats: It?s Only Cute ?til Someone Gets Hurt

    Dwarfism in Cats: It?s Only Cute ?til Someone Gets Hurt
    These pet owners deserve praise: they?re keeping their dwarf cats healthy, using their pets? fame to raise money for no-kill shelters, and drawing attention to the plight of animals with special needs. But these cats were genetic accidents---no one selected for those genes, and both owners rightfully, helpfully, discourage breeding. But genetically deformed cats can and are being created by unethical breeders who are willing to risk the cats? health and perhaps drastically shorten their lives in the name of creating designer kittens for members of the public who don?t understand the consequences.
  • 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.