On the Brink of Extinction: Call to Close Cruel and Inhumane Tiger Farms

January 28, 2010 by  
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Officials from 13 nations are meeting to discuss conservation efforts to save the endangered tiger.   Officials from countries where tigers still roam – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam -  are taking part in the Asia Ministerial Conference (AMC) on Tiger Conservation . The conference runs from January 27 to January 30, 2010,  in Thailand. Read more of this story »

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Grass Fed Beef Still Has E. Coli Danger

January 28, 2010 by  
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The benefits of organic and grass fed beef have been well documented.  Numerous studies have shown that organic and grass fed beef has significantly higher levels of Omega 3s and lower levels of saturated fats than conventionally produced beef.  But recent studies have cast doubt on the long held wisdom that grass fed beef does not have significant E. Coli contamination issues. Conventional food wisdom has stated that since it isn’t raised on a feedlot, grass fed beef is less susceptible to E.

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Origin of Tasmanian Devil Cancer Uncovered

January 28, 2010 by  
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Male Tasmanian Devil A relatively rare form of transmissible cancer–known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)–has been decimating Tasmanian Devil ( Sarcophilus harisii ) populations in Northeast Tasmania over the past 23 or more years. First identified in 1996, the spread of this cancer has gotten so pervasive that the animal–the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial–has now become one more of the world’s most endangered species.

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Researchers Discover Swans May Not be as Monogamous as Thought!

January 25, 2010 by  
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Many bird species, like swans, are known for mating for life.

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World Watches as Lily the Bear Gives Birth Online

January 23, 2010 by  
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Lily, a wild three-year-old black bear, began labor on Thursday.  People around the world anxiously waited and watched for the arrival, which was shown live on the Internet.  While most first-time litters include one or two cubs, after nearly 22 hours of labor, Lily gave birth to a single cub on January 22, 2010.  Read more of this story »

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Malignant Malaria Found in Primates

January 18, 2010 by  
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As the human population around the world focuses on clear-cutting, logging, and the general destruction and deforestation of natural habitats globally; there’s a greater risk that humans will start to come in contact with wildlife that have been displaced from the ecosystems that they call home. The potential for closer contact has lead scientists to study the potentially harmful effects, with a particular focus on disease transmission. Read more of this story »

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3 News Stories Keeping Some South Africans Out of The Water

January 18, 2010 by  
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Three stories in the press over the last few weeks, have given South African’s unusual concerns about swimming off Cape Town’s beaches, surfing around the estuaries of Eastern Cape Rivers and canoeing in the Umgeni River. Sharks Around Cape Town Beaches A  Zimbabwean man holidaying in Cape Town was killed , when he was attacked by what is believed to be a great white shark at Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town

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Toyota to Double Hybrid Production to 1 Million Units

January 18, 2010 by  
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Toyota Motor Corp. will double its production of hybrid vehicles to 1 million units by 2011

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Controversial Badger Cull to Combat TB in Cattle

January 13, 2010 by  
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Despite opposition, the Welsh government has given the green-light for a limited badger cull in an effort to combat bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Wales. The slaughter is expected to kill “around 1000” protected badgers.  Read more of this story »

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Yemen No Longer Major Destination for Illegal Rhino Horn

January 12, 2010 by  
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Once the largest importer of illegal rhino horn for use in ceremonial dagger handles, Yemen is no longer considered a driving force in the current rhino poaching crisis. While demand for illegal rhino horn in Asia surges and threatens to undermine decades of conservation efforts, the market for illegal rhino horn in Yemen has decreased sharply. Read more of this story »

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