Grand Canyon’s first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter

February 12, 2015 by  
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She was the first grey wolf seen in the Grand Canyon in 70 years, having traveled 500 miles from her home to the majestic Arizona canyon, and now she’s gone. Known as “Echo,” the lone grey wolf is confirmed to be the same creature killed by a hunter in Utah in December. He reportedly mistook her for a coyote. Read the rest of Grand Canyon’s first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: accidental wolf killing , arizona grey wolf , arizona wolf , coyote hunting , echo the wolf , grand canyon grey wolf , grand canyon wolf , rare grey wolf , utah coyote hunting

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Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters?

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We’ve knit mittens for koalas and put shoes on our dogs, but the question remains, what about the chickens? Do our feathered flocks really need new frocks? The Internet is surprisingly chock full of patterns to help us knit sweaters for chickens, but is it really necessary? Mother Nature Network has investigated, and the answer appears to be a resounding ‘probably not’. Read the rest of Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal clothes , battery farm , chicken coop , chicken health , chicken sweaters , chickens , factory farming , pets , poultry

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China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

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Screengrab from NBC News China is well established as the world capital of duplitecture , with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice . But their mock Wall Street financial district, constructed at a cost of $50 billion carries its own rather unique ironies. Since the 2009 economic recession, the project—which also includes a mock Rockerfeller Center and its own Hudson River—has been deeply in debt, and sits unfinished and abandoned. Read the rest of China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architectural Mimicry , Beijing , china , duplitecture , Financial DIstrict , ghost town , manhattan , new york city , NYC , recession , Tianjin , Yujiapu

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PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

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It’s tough to drive an electric-powered car if you don’t have a place to plug it in, but that’ll soon be less of a problem on the west coast. California has set a goal to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025, which will help meet the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. To help meet this goal, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has asked state regulators for permission to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California. Read the rest of PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , DC fast chargers , electric cars , electric vehicles , ev , ev charging infrastructure , green car , green transportation , pacific gas & electric , PG&E

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