Last orca bred in captivity at SeaWorld dies, aged 3 months

July 28, 2017 by  
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Keepers and animal rights activists are mourning the passing of the last orca bred in captivity under SeaWorld’s breeding program, which ended in 2016. The calf, named Kyara, was just three-months-old when she perished at the establishment’s San Antonio, Texas, park due to an unknown illness. Regrettably, she is the third killer whale to die at a SeaWorld park in 18 months. According to a statement made by SeaWorld on July 25, the exact cause of Kyara’s death is presently unknown. Additionally, the results of the post-mortem will take several weeks to be completed. Leading up to the calf’s death, however, she was being treated for a serious case of pneumonia . The marine park establishment is adamant the illness is not a result of living in captivity. In a statement , SeaWorld wrote that pneumonia is “the most common cause of mortality and illness in whales in dolphins, both in the wild and in zoological facilities.” “We’ve also had a lot of questions about how the orca pod in San Antonio is doing. We’ve checked in with the trainers, veterinarians and staff who all say that Takara and the orca pod are doing well,” the statement added. “They have been active all day and are engaging with the trainers, and we will continue to monitor any changes in their behavior.” SeaWorld announced it would end its controversial captive breeding program three years after the controversial documentary Blackfish was produced. The BAFTA-nominated film informed the public of the serious ethical concerns which result from keeping orcas in captivity and the questionable tactics used by employees to “train” orcas. Due to public outcry and plummeting ticket sales, the enterprise had no choice but to shut down the program. It is assumed that Kyara’s mother, Takara, became pregnant with the calf around the same time, as gestation in an orca lasts between 12 to 18 months. Because Kyara was the last killer whale bred in captivity, she was a treasure at SeaWorld . However, there is a reason the public requested SeaWorld end its breeding program, and that is because the mammals have been known to thrive beyond 100-years-old in the wild . Sadly, the young calf survived only three months in captivity. Related: Meet the 103-Year-Old Granny Orca That Spells Bad News for SeaWorld’s PR Upon hearing the news, John Hargrove, a former orca trainer at SeaWorld who appeared in Blackfish, tweeted : “I am grateful Tiki’s calf only lived for 3 months in a concrete box deprived of all things natural. For Takara, my heart is broken in pieces.” He added , “It’s an absolute insult to every one of us that they keep saying ‘healthy and thriving’ as they are dying from disease right in front of us.” Via NBC News Images via SeaWorld , Pixabay

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To build sustainable products, listen to your customers

December 4, 2015 by  
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Emerging research shatters the focus on reducing risks and costs. 3M, HP Enterprise and J&J chime in.

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Why it’s time to radically rethink supply chains

November 3, 2015 by  
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Cargill, Fiat-Chrysler and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise help illustrate the evolution of supply chain sustainability.

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This is What NASA’s Warp-Capable Enterprise Starship Would Look Like!

June 12, 2014 by  
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NASA’s Dr. Harold ‘Sonny’ White is working on a real-life warp drive that could transport people across the galaxy. However before we start boldly going where no man has gone before, we’re going to need a starship. Dr. White recently teamed up with artist Mark Rademaker to unveil a realistic design of what his theoretical warp-capable ship will look like. It looks like something worthy of Starfleet – and it’s called the Enterprise! Read the rest of This is What NASA’s Warp-Capable Enterprise Starship Would Look Like! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dr harold white , faster than light speed , INX Enterprise , light speed , Mark Rademaker , sonny white , spaceship , star trek , starship , USS enterprise , warp drive , warp starship

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Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa Brings the Green Textile Traditions of Africa to the World

July 3, 2013 by  
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Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa is an organization that aims to empower local craftspeople in Burkina Faso in Western Africa. The collective recently showcased its first 100% hand-woven African fabric collection, which matches an ancient traditional craft with modern technology and combines indigenous design with contemporary interpretation. The initiative ensures the cultural survival of West Africa’s traditional hand-loom weaving skills while creating jobs for the people of Burkina Faso. Read the rest of Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa Brings the Green Textile Traditions of Africa to the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AA-AA , African Textiles , AfriqueAuthentique-AuthenticAfrica , British European Design Group , Burkina Faso , Centre for the Development of Enterprise , cotton , eco textiles , Empowering Africa , Empowering Locals , Handwoven , ICFF New York , Save Our Skills , West Africa        

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Stanford University’s Prefab Start.Home Empowers People to Live More Sustainably

July 3, 2013 by  
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GM, Enterprise view the road ahead for sustainable mobility

June 6, 2012 by  
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Two auto industry leaders see electric vehicles, car sharing, and alternative fuels like biofuels and compressed natural gas transforming the passenger vehicle landscape in the years to come.

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Nuclear-Powered USS Enterprise Could Take Us To The Stars (In Theory)

May 15, 2012 by  
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Star Trek might be just a TV show for many of us, but some believe that such high-tech space exploration might soon become a reality. An engineer known simply as “BTE Dan” believes that with the technology currently available, it would be possible to create a full-size replica of the USS Enterprise , but instead of dilithium crystals, it would be powered by nuclear power. Read the rest of Nuclear-Powered USS Enterprise Could Take Us To The Stars (In Theory) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barry shields , barry shields uss enterprise coffee table , BTE Dan buildtheenterprise , buildtheenterprise.org , ncc 1701-A , nuclear power uss enterprise , star trek coffee table , star trek enterprise coffee table , USS enterprise , uss enterprise A , uss enterprise coffee table , uss enterprise coffee table ash , uss enterprise coffee table barry shields , uss enterprise coffee table for sale , uss enterprise coffee table ncc-1701-c

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PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

May 15, 2012 by  
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The Social Intrapreneur’s Push from Innovation to Company-wide Integrity

February 27, 2012 by  
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The final installment of a seven-week series on how sustainability professionals can make change from within the enterprise explores the hardest part of the journey up Mt. Sustainability.

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