Deadly lightning strike kills 323 reindeer in Norway

August 29, 2016 by  
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Over 300 reindeer were killed last Friday in what might be the deadliest lightning strike in known history. The animals, including 70 calves, were found in the southern part of Norway where thousands of wild reindeer migrate each year. Speculation persists that the reason so many were killed is because they would have huddled together out of fear of the storm. The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (NNI) spokesperson, Knut Nylend, said, “We’ve heard about animals being struck by lightning and killed, but I don’t remember hearing about lightning killing animals on this scale before.” Nylend stumbled across the tragic scene in a private hunting area last week and says the agency has sent a team to collect samples from the fallen animals. Related: Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world’s climate warms A press release published by the Norwegian Environment Agency says 70 of the 323 reindeer found were calves. It is likely they became fearful of a thunderstorm that shook the area late last week and huddled together, resulting in what is possibly the deadliest lightning strike involving livestock. The Guinness World Records does not follow overall wildlife deaths from lightning strikes, but The Verge located a 2005 incident in which 68 Australian cows were killed by lightning. Via The Verge Images via Norwegian Environment Agency

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Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world’s climate warms

January 7, 2015 by  
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A new study finds that reindeer populations are on the decline, due in part to climate change . This makes bad news not only for Santa, but for all of us, as the grazing habits of reindeer actually help keep earth’s climate in balance and fewer reindeer in the world may contribute to global warming. The study, published this month in the Journal for Nature Conservation , documents the marked decline of China’s reindeer population—a reduction of over 25% since the 1970s. Read the rest of Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world’s climate warms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Climate Change , effects of climate change , environmental destruction , global warming , habitat loss , reindeer , reindeer populations decline

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Rudolph and his reindeer friends face population decline

December 24, 2014 by  
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Santa may need to look for an alternate form of transportation soon. Reindeer populations around the world have diminished greatly over the past few decades, and researchers in China are concerned about how long the species will survive if the decline continues at the current rate. Read the rest of Rudolph and his reindeer friends face population decline Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , breeding , caribou , china , chinese , Christmas , Climate Change , conservation , ecosystems , endangered animals , hunting , poaching , population decline , reindeer , research

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Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

December 24, 2014 by  
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We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright ‘s Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden’s  Garden Melodies  blog, she shares the painstaking process of building such an intricate model from baked gingerbread sheets and quite a lot of frosting. For those not familiar with Fallingwater , it was built in the late 1930s in Western Pennsylvania, and it is famous for its cantilevered structures that peer, somewhat treacherously, over a waterfall. This home is a complicated plan that appears to float above the water, making it that much more challenging to recreate with only sugar to hold your building together! Read on to see how Melodie pulled it off. Read the rest of Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , baking , Christmas , DIY , Falling Water , frank lloyd wright , gingerbread house , Holiday

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Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway

October 8, 2014 by  
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In a twisted take on Rudolph’s glowing nose, scientists have found that levels of radioactivity amongst Norway’s reindeer are higher this year than they have been for a long time. Although it’s been nearly 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster , Norwegian scientists have measured radiation levels in reindeer populations in Central Norway that are more than five times higher than they were when last measured in 2012: 8,200 becquerel per kilo in Sept. 2014 versus 1,500 becquerel per kilo in Sept. 2012. Scientists also measured the levels of radioactivity in sheep populations and found those to be 4,500 becquerel per kilo at maximum. To put those numbers in perspective, 600 becquerel per kilo is the safety limit for human consumption of sheep meat. Read the rest of Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: caesium 137 , chernobyl , food , mushrooms , norway , Norwegian , radioactive , reindeer , Wildlife

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Finnish Group Sprays Local Reindeer with Glow-in-the-Dark Liquid to Prevent Traffic Accidents

February 20, 2014 by  
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The Finnish government has embarked on a pilot project that involves spraying a special glow-in-the-dark liquid on reindeer in an attempt to prevent traffic accidents. It’s estimated that the local reindeer population is involved in between 3,000 and 5,000 traffic accidents each year, which often leads to severe injuries or death. Past efforts to protect the reindeer by attaching reflectors and reflective tape to them have proven unsuccessful, which is what prompted the country’s Reindeer Herders’ Association to try the glow-in-the-dark spray instead. Read the rest of Finnish Group Sprays Local Reindeer with Glow-in-the-Dark Liquid to Prevent Traffic Accidents Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal protection , fiddish reindeer protection , Finland , glow in the dark reindeer , glowing reindeer , reindeer , Reindeer Herders’ Association        

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Samoo Unveils Inspired Design for a National Research Center for Endangered Species in South Korea

February 20, 2014 by  
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Snøhetta’s Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion was Inspired by the Robust Landscape

October 23, 2011 by  
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Zoo Sells Jewerly Made From Reindeer Droppings

December 23, 2009 by  
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There’s no more enchanting sight during the snowy weeks leading up to Christmas than that of the majestic reindeer–delighting the fancy of children who long for a just a peek at one of the creatures that make up Santa’s fabled team. Perhaps you’ve heard the tapping of their hooves on the shingled roof, or the faint ringing of their collar-bells as they shook off the cold on Christmas eves of yore

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Notes From Antarctica: It’s Not Too Cold to Embrace Renewable Power

December 23, 2009 by  
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Photo of the E-base by John Luck King George’s Island, one of the northern-most points of Antarctica, was once a popular whaling and sealing base, but is now is home to small outposts of scientists from twelve countries. The Russian and Chilean stations, Bellingshausen and Eduardo Frei, sit only meters apart, forming one community. On the Chilean side, there’s a school for the children of the families living there, while, on the Russian side, a small Orthodox church sits atop a hill, a tiny pine cabin in drifts of snow

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