New research reveals that culling wolves is actually bad for livestock

December 11, 2014 by  
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When humans interfere with nature the results are rarely good and such is the case with culling wolf populations. According to a recent study , more livestock are killed after wolves are culled than when populations are left alone. Treehugger reports that Washington State University researchers combed through 25 years worth of data and uncovered that for each wolf killed, the odds of a sheep dying goes up by four percent and the likelihood of cattle getting killed jumps by five to six percent. The reason for this seemingly upside-down conclusion? According to the research, wolf pack stability is key when it comes to controlling the impact of wolves on livestock and culling them disrupts the packs, leading to more breeding. Read the rest of New research reveals that culling wolves is actually bad for livestock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , cruelty , cull , farming , kill , killing , killing wolves , livestock , livestock control , state , washington , wildlife control , wildlife cull , wildlife culling , wolf , wolf cull , wolf culling , wolf populations , wolves

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

February 17, 2014 by  
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A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the birds abuse other animals in the park, but animal rights activists don’t see that as a legitimate reason for such a harsh sentence. If you want to stop the killing of these elegant creatures, please sign this petition before February 20th, 2014. SIGN HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brooklyn Parks , Department of Environmental Conversation , eco design , green design , sustainable design , swan elimination Prospect park , swans in Prospect Park , water fowl Prospect Park        

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is Your Car Killing You?

December 11, 2013 by  
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Most people consider cars to be a perfectly safe form of transportation – but did you know that every 16 minutes a fatal motor vehicle accident occurs in the US? Wish.co.uk just launched a new infographic that details the biggest causes of automobile accidents and gives advice for avoiding them. Check out the full infographic after the jump! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Is Your Car Killing You? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automobile fatalities , automotive , car accidents , car deaths , green transportation , infographic , sustainable transportation , vehicular injuries        

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New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions

July 26, 2013 by  
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Although it’s obvious that something is killing bees in mass quantities, for years scientists have struggled to finger a culprit. A continued mass die-off of honey bees would be disastrous for our food system, so investigations into possible causes have become more urgent. A new study published just days ago claims that a toxic cocktail of pesticides and fungicides has contaminated the pollen that bees collect and bring back to the hive. Bees affected by chemical combination demonstrated a dramatically diminished ability to fight off parasitic invasion, which eventually proves fatal. Read the rest of New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee die-offs , beehives , bees , food system , fungicides , hives , pesticides , poison , pollen , pollination , pollinators        

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Faux Shark Fin Soup Recipe Is a Delicious Alternative

October 4, 2011 by  
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Photo by yasushi00 via Flickr CC One of the questions asked by author Julie Eiplerin in her book Demonfish is why there isn’t a sustainable substitute for shark fin in shark fin soup. It seems clear that a dense noodle would suffice for a similar texture minus all the mercury. Oh, and minus the killing of over 80 million sharks every year. This recipe from Monterey Bay Aquarium by chef Peter Pahk is a perfect alternativ… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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First Takes: The Solyndra Saga Continues, Stopping Glass Buildings from Killing Birds & More

September 15, 2011 by  
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Solyndra takes center stage in D.C., policymakers try to stop glass buildings from killing birds, the EPA chief pays a visit to Method, and more are making green headlines.

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How SoCap Aims to Bring a Broader Focus to Modern Capitalism

September 15, 2011 by  
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The third annual Social Capital Markets conference, held last week in San Francisco, is charting a path to where investors and companies can incorporate the value of a clean environment into their portfolios.

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794 Smuggled Elephant Tusks Seized in Hong Kong

September 6, 2011 by  
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But Are Poachers Winning the War? It’s always sad to hear about animal poaching, especially when it’s endangered species that are being killed, and even moreso when the killing is caused by baseless superstitions. We have some tools to fight back against poachers, such as DNA forensics , protected conservation reserves, and education campaigns to teach people that their ‘traditional medicines’ are high-priced bunk, but we need to redouble our efforts before more species go completely extinct. One nice coup for the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Just What We Needed Dept.: The Pyjamas Warming Pouch

September 6, 2011 by  
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The Unclutterer often shows us unitaskers, strange device that serve only one function and take up space in our drawers. I have a particular fondness for wattwasters, which are unitaskers that do one thing, take up space in our drawers, and waste electricity in the process. Few have reached the standard set here by the pyjama warming pouch . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New York to Fight Poaching, Torture of Bears with Ban on Sale of Their Gall Bladders and Bile

August 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: Steve Gregory under a Creative Commons license . This headline might surprise you if you didn’t know that the bile produced by bears’ gall bladders is a valuable commodity in traditional Chinese medicine. The commercial nature of the bile leads not only to the killing of bears, but to “bear farming” – the extremely painful process of “milking” bile from living bears. While bear farming takes place in China, Vietnam and Korea, the v… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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