Inuit resist government requests to tag and collar polar bears in MClintock Channel

Originally posted on polarbearscience:

Inuit residents of Cambridge Bay in the Central Canadian Arctic are resisting requests by the Nunavut Government to tranquilize, collar and tag polar bears to assist in their population survey.

“A female polar bear and her two cubs dash across the ice near Gjoa Haven, where the polar bear hunt has been limited for nearly 15 years. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)” Story here, also by Jane George.

“A female polar bear and her two cubs dash across the ice near Gjoa Haven, where the polar bear hunt has been limited for nearly 15 years. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)” Story here , also by Jane George.

Cambridge Bay is on Victoria Island (Fig.1), in the south of the M’Clintock Channel subpopulation region (Fig. 2).

Figure 1. Cambridge Bay, courtesy Google maps.

Figure 1. Location of Cambridge Bay, courtesy Google maps. Click to enlarge.

NunatsiaqOnline reported this morning (“Nunavut’s polar bear collar, tagging plan shows big gap between science, Inuit knowledge”) on a meeting that took late last week:

The talk between Nunavut’s senior polar bear biologist Markus Dyck and the board showed there’s still a huge gap between how Inuit and scientists…

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Mainly black crowd walks out on Obama at Democratic campaign rally

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

The bloom is really off the POS’s stinking rose.

Anthony G. Brown

Anthony G. Brown

Yesterday, Oct. 19, 2014, Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Upper Marlboro in eastern Marylandfor Anthony G. Brown, the state’s Obama-lookalike lieutenant governor who’s running for governor.

In the midst of President Ebola’s 25-minute speech, while he was still speaking, members of his audience left in droves.

Politico reports that although “the crowd was energetic in waiting for the president and in welcoming him to the stage, but once the president started speaking, the crowd began streaming out, a few at first, but then by the dozen once Obama was about 10 minutes into his talk.”

That means they didn’t even make it through the halfway point of his speech.

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What is significant is that:

1. The crowd at the rally was overwhelmingly black.

2. Eastern Maryland is Obama country:

  • The Barack Obama Elementary School is just down…

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Ebola Scare for Pets

Originally posted on Animal Blawg:

Nicole Miraglia

Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are currently sixteen confirmed cases of Ebola outside of West Africa. In a majority of these cases, the patients contracted the virus while treating the outbreak in West Africa and then traveled back to their home country for treatment. The concern rapidly escalated from safeguarding oneself from the virus to safeguarding our pets. A nurse in Spain contracted the virus while treating a missionary who returned home to Madrid after treating patients in Africa.

The nurse and her husband are owners of a rescue dog, Excalibur, who quickly became the center dog protestof attention for many animal rights activists all over the globe. Spanish authorities stated that Excalibur was to…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

Originally posted on Nwo Report:

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our LifetimeSource: Live Science

A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn’t so far-fetched in the relatively near future.

A magnetic field shift is old news. Around 800,000 years ago, magnetic north hovered over Antarctica and reindeer lived in magnetic south. The poles have flipped several times throughout Earth’s history. Scientists have estimated that a flip cycle starts with the magnetic field weakening over the span of a few thousand years, then the poles flip and the field springs back up to full strength again. However, a new study shows that the last time the Earth’s poles flipped, it only took 100 years for the reversal to happen.

The Earth’s magnetic field is in a weakening stage right now. Data collected this summer by…

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Elephants Know When It’s Raining 150 Miles Away

Originally posted on Igor Purlantov:

Maybe the Weather Channel should start hiring elephants. A study in PLoS ONE suggests the creatures can detect rainstorms happening 150 miles away, possibly by hearing them even from that far off.  Migrating elephants are known to change direction out of the blue, and researchers haven’t been certain why. The Namibian research team figured it might be because of rain—as Phys.org explains, elephants are regularly looking for water in the region, which is dry outside of the January-to-March rainy season.

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Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Slaughter 91 Wolves in 5 days, Go Over Limit In Two Zones

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wisconsin Wolf Slaughter

Wisconsin DNR Wolf “Harvest”

It’s bad enough 91 wolves have been slaughtered in Wisconsin since October 15 (just five days) but notice Wisconsin trophy hunters are going over  legal limits of killing wolves. In Zone 1 by 5 wolves and in Zone 2 by 14 wolves. Is the DNR ignoring what amounts to poaching of wolves by not monitoring the hunt closely and letting hunters kill wolves with impunity?

Please flood their lines and ask why hunters have been allowed to go over the legal hunting limit in Zone 2 by 14 wolves and Zone 1 by 5 wolves. Do they care?

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This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet.  This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday.

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Horrific Photograph Shows True Nature of Wisconsin “Sportsmen”

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

There is a new photograph making the rounds on the internet showing a Wisconsin wolf killer posing with a dead wolf and a live one in a trap in the background. I was forwarded this today along with the caption apparently written by the wolf killer on one of the wildlife snuff sites.

The true Wisconsin "sportsmen."

The true Wisconsin “sportsman.”

“Cought (it wouldn’t be a wolf hater without poor grammar) these two yesterday just in time
Before the wolf quota was filled. I believe it was
The mother and her pup but I’m not positive.
I missed two wolves the day before at this same location
So I re arranged where I place the lure, urine and stepping
Sticks and it paid off. “

This is your “sportsman” Wisconsin. Be proud. Remind you of anyone?

Idaho wolf killer Josh Bransford in 2012.

Idaho wolf killer Josh Bransford in 2012.

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Wildlife officials seek assistance in red wolf death

Originally posted on Wolf Is My Soul:


The federally protected red wolf was found with an apparent gunshot wound. Based on body condition and field sign, the actual date of death is estimated to be Sept. 26.

This is the third red wolf death of 2014 resulting from a suspected gunshot. The previous two suspected gunshot deaths occurred in January and March.

A total of 10 wild red wolves were known to have died in 2014, including two struck and killed by vehicles, one died incidental to otherwise legal activities, one due to health reasons…

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Greece: Petition – Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos. Please Sign – Link Below.

Originally posted on Serbian Animals Voice (SAV):

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Photo – Wikipedia

Hi everyone;

I just signed this petition — will you join me?

The Mayor of Zakynthos: Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos.

Read about Zakynthos  – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakynthos
To: The Mayor of Zakynthos

The petition is really important and could use our help.

Click here to find out more and sign:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Mayor_of_Zakynthos_Stop_the_poisoning_of_dogs_in_Zakynthos/?kiVEiab 

Aim – to reach target of 5,000 signatures.  Currently approaching 2,300.

Thanks so much,

Mark – SAV.

Petition wording:

 Dear Mr Mayor,

I am writing on behalf of many people who have visited Zakynthos over many years. We love the island and have friends amongst it’s people. However, in recent years we have been extremely distressed and disturbed by the growing and continuing animal abuse and neglect that occurs on Zakynthos and this has lead to many people stating that they will never return to Zakynthos.

There have been reports via Facebook of…

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Wisconsin Wolf Kill Quota Scaled Back for 2014……..But Still Far Too High

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

Wisconsin wants to "legally" kill 156 wolves this year.

Wisconsin wants to “legally” kill 156 wolves this year.

Last year hounders, trappers, and hunters killed 257 wolves during Wisconsin’s second wolf killing season. This number was six above the quota of 251 set by the DNR and their “Wolf Advisory Committee.” Yesterday, the hunter/trapper/hounder dominated committee set their quota recommendation for the 2014 wolf kill season. This year they want to kill 156 wolves. 101 less than the total number “legally” killed last year.

This year the winter population survey showed that the Wisconsin wolf population plummeted by 19 percent from same time last year. This massive population drop was in line with the Wisconsin DNR’s stated goal of bringing the population closer to the archaic number of “350” set in the 1999 state wolf management plan and championed by anti-wolf lobbying groups across the state.

The committee that sets the annual wolf kill quota recommendation, the Wolf Advisory…

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Creating A Monster: Wisconsin Extremist Hunting Groups Want More and More and More Killing of Wolves……Shock

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

The monster that the DNR created is turning on them.....shock.

The monster that the DNR created is turning on them…..shock.

When the the Wisconsin DNR changed the makeup of their “Wolf Advisory Committee” and stacked it with representatives from rabid anti-wolf groups, what did they think would happen? Did they think that all of the years of pandering to these extremist groups would make them reasonable and fair when it came to making decisions regarding Wisconsin’s wolf population? Now the monster that they created is turning on them and making more and more unreasonable and extreme demands and frustrations are becoming evident among some on the Wolf Advisory Committee.

The most recent push by the extreme wolf haters on this committee is to open up “Zone 6,” which is essentially two-thirds of the state, to unlimited wolf killing. This proposal is very similar to the reckless plan in Wyoming that allows wolves to be killed 24/7/365 by any means possible…

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Plastic Bags Going, Going, Gone

Originally posted on Raxa Collective:

Marks and Spencer carrier bag

Marks and Spencer is one of the retailers that has agreed to donate the extra money from carrier bag sales to good causes in Scotland. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Small local moves here and there add up, on occasion, to major change. We are amazed to learn of the scale of the success in the Celtic region with the program to ensure consumers and vendors share in the cost of the environmental mess that plastic bags create. Thanks to the Guardian for this coverage:

Scottish shops start charging for bags

Charge of at least 5p a carrier bag introduced in bid to emulate 70% fall in usage in Wales and Northern Ireland

Scotland is joining Wales and Northern Ireland in charging shoppers for carrier bags , in an attempt to encourage sustainable behaviour among shoppers. Last year, shoppers at Scotland’s main supermarket chains alone used 800m single-use bags, most of…

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Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Wipe Out 65 Wolves In Just 4 Days..

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wisconsin wolf public domain

Deja’ Vu – Slaughtered Wisconsin Wolf – 1909 – What’s different today?

October 18, 2014

There’s a wolf killing frenzy going on in Wisconsin. In just four days Wisconsin trophy hunters have slaughtered 65 wolves, that’s over 16 wolves per day. Wolves are being tracked and trailed by up to 6 dogs per hunter and I don’t believe for one second that some of those wolves haven’t been directly killed by dogs or at the very least bitten multiple times before they’re killed by the hunters. Can you imagine the terror wolves face as their chased by barking dogs and hunters?

Besides legalized dog/wolf fighting,Wisconsin allows wolves to be trapped, arrowed, shot and baited. And they’re killing wolf puppies, who are barely eight months old. Trophy hunting is sick and anyone who engages in it needs their heads examined.

The Badger state trophy hunters are acting like barbarians, this is…

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Another Wolf Kill Zone Goes Over Quota: Silence From DNR

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet.  This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday.

This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet. This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday. Source unknown and used under “Fair Use.” 

“Screw the DNR. Keep shooting boys. .22 in the guts and watch em run. SSS.”

The above comment was posted yesterday to the Facebook anti-wolf hate site “Wisconsin Wolf Hunting.” While ghoulish in it’s own right this comment is just a small taste of the bloodthirsty anarchy being fomented on that and the other anti-wolf sites infecting the internet regarding Wisconsin’s third wolf slaughter season.

This past weekend the DNR slowly released information that 85 wolves have been “reported” killed since last Wednesday. Of the six killing zones two of them, Zones 1 and 2, reported kill numbers well over the established quota. Zone 2 was 14 (14!!!!) over the kill quota of…

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Wisconsin Bear Hounders and DNR Try to Cover Up Wolf and Dog Fighting by Instituting Program that No One Will Participate In

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

This is what we think of the DNR's "voluntary" plan to give bear hounders cover.

This is what we think of the DNR’s “voluntary” plan to give bear hounders cover.

During the past month the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the rabidly anti-wolf Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association have been trying to wage a public relations effort seeking to dupe the citizenry into thinking that pitting dogs against wolves does not lead to bloody fights. In fact the hounders want you to believe this so much that they went out of their way to tell the media that they “support” a new voluntary plan to let the DNR “examine” hounder killed wolves.

“The Department of Natural Resources plans to ask wolf hunters to allow federal wildlife specialists to watch them skin their kills this fall and document signs of bite trauma.”

“DNR officials have acknowledged few hunters will likely participate. But Bear Hunters’ Association President Al Lobner said Friday his group supports the plan. He it…

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Meatless Monday Its Food Day All Week | Meatless Monday

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

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Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food. This year it will kick off with Meatless Monday on October 20thFood Day is officially Friday, October 24th, but people will be celebrating all week throughout the United States. The grassroots organization estimates there will be over 7,500 events this week, from Meatless Monday gatherings to events celebrating locally sourced food.

Food Day aims to help people “Eat Real.” That means, to prefer whole foods—like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains—over processed foods, and to choose foods that are raised in a sustainable manner.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, established Food Day to promote united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment. CSPI focuses on the link between nutrition and health and on food safety…

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Small and isolated dolphin populations are under threat (Australia)

Originally posted on The ocean update:

Only recently discovered, the Burrunan dolphin is now in need of urgent conservation action. AMMCF , Author provided

Only recently discovered, the Burrunan dolphin is now in need of urgent conservation action. AMMCF , Author provided

October 16th, 2014 (Kate Charlton-Robb). The Burrunan dolphin, Tursiops australis, has only recently been discovered but is already under threat due to its small and isolated populations.

Our team of researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation (AMMCF), Museum Victoria and Monash University, have investigated the population genetic structure of the Burrunan dolphin from the two only known resident populations : one from Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes, and from other locations across coastal Victoria and Tasmania.

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Recipe Of The Week!

Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

Chai Coconut Ice Cream

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This is a guest post by one of my favorite bloggers – Kimi Harris of the Nourishing Gourmet.  Kimi blogs about simple, affordable traditional foods with an emphasis on dairy-free and gluten-free cooking.  I hope you find her timeless approach to wholesome cooking as refreshing and inspiring as I do.  — Jenny

Vanilla swirls with spices such as cinnamon and cardamom in this coconut milk ice cream. The sprinkle of unrefined salt brings out both the sweetness of the maple syrup and the rich flavors of the spices. It’s very much like a favorite cup of chai in a frozen, creamy form. I’ll understate my joy in this recipe by saying, “ I love it.”

This ice cream can be enjoyed by anyone, but it certainly is a boon to the dairy-free person. Besides butter, dairy isn’t an everyday occurrence in our household as most…

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