Chernobyl reclaimed: An animal takeover (2007)

‘ Obama’s Legal Loophole Allows Half of Great Lakes Water to be Sold Off to China ‘

Sarajevo: Are abandoned dogs truly dangerous? (PHOTO/ VIDEO)

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Written by: Jelena Paunović

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Canton Sarajevo government reactivated P.E. “Rad” to remove aggressive dogs from the city streets. The government designated phone numbers for the veterinary inspection services, which are receiving tens of calls every day. Based on available data, so far orders were issued to officially euthanize 60 dogs.

Regardless of what our public officials say, I went to the streets of Sarajevo to film the stray dogs. This is some footage I captured today in the center of Sarajevo.

Do you think that these dogs threaten anyone?

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Killer whales learn to ‘talk’ like bottlenose dolphins | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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via Killer whales learn to ‘talk’ like bottlenose dolphins | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Orcas who spent time around bottlenose dolphins learned to imitate their famous clicks and whistles, a new study finds, further demonstrating the depth of killer whales’ intelligence and social complexity.

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A wild killer whale leaps into the air off the U.S. West Coast. (Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Killer whales are among the few animals on Earth capable of vocal learning, or the ability to pick up new vocalizations by imitating someone else’s. It’s the basis for language, and it lets pods of killer whales — aka orcas — develop “dialects” that are likely passed down from generation to generation.
According to a new study, though, killer whales don’t necessarily stop at imitating each other. They’re also capable of learning a different species’ language, the study’s authors found…

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Fish swimming toward poles as fast as they can to escape global warming

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Study projects major shifts in species richness patterns

sdfg A map from the new University of British Columbia study shows the current distribution of species richness based on data going back to the 1950s.

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FRISCO — Many fish species are racing away from the equator and toward the poles to escape steadily warming ocean temperatures. In a worst-case scenario of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, many fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050, moving poleward by as much as 26 kilometers per decade.

Under the best-case scenario, where the Earth warms by just 1 degree Celsius, fish would move 15 kilometres every decade, according to a new study by scientists with the University of British Columbia study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.

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Animals win when humane leaders win…Please see below for your easy to read guide for every district up for grabs this mid term:

The Colorado River’s Grand Canyon belongs to all of us.

A unique chance to save Florida’s precious habitats

Shark feeding frenzy filmed at Outer Banks

Lost Louisiana: The race to reclaim vanished land back from the sea

Lost Louisiana: The race to reclaim vanished land back from the sea.

Current Sea Level Rise is Faster Than at Any Time in Last 6,000 Years

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Antarctica October 14

(NASA satellite shot of Antarctica on October 13 of 2014. Recent scientific papers point toward a vicious cycle of Antarctic glacial melt. Expanding sea ice results from increased cold, fresh water outflows from melting land-anchored glaciers spreading out along the ocean surface and protecting the floating ice. Meanwhile, rapidly warming waters concentrate in a layer beneath the ice to further accelerate melting of the giant glaciers’ bases. Image source: LANCE-MODIS.)

With fewer and fewer logical straws to grasp for plausibly denying an obvious and inexorable warming of the global climate system, climate change deniers have resorted to pointing toward an expanding veil of sea ice near Antarctica as ‘proof positive’ that global warming really isn’t happening.

But recent scientific papers reveal that what may well appear to be a soothing light at the end of an imaginary cooling tunnel is more a freight train of global heat aimed directly…

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10 Facts About Being Homeless in the USA

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As the Crisis Deepens, the Government is Doing Less to Help
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by BILL QUIGLEY

Three True Stories

Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant.  The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her.  While other homeless people slept in cars or under culverts, Renee ended up living in an abandoned elevator shaft until her water broke.

Jerome Murdough, 56, a homeless former Marine, was arrested for trespass in New York because he was found sleeping in a public housing stairwell on a cold night.  The New York Times reported that one week later, Jerome died of hypothermia in a jail cell heated to over 100 degrees.

Paula Corb and her two daughters lost their home and have lived in their minivan for four years. …

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New Anti-hunting Book now Available!

Exposing the Big Game

Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport is now available!

To order through Amazon, follow the link on the right hand column here: http://www.earth-books.net/books/exposing-the-big-game

For signed copies, contact me at exposingthebiggame@gmail.com

Here’s the back cover text:

During the Nineteenth century, a serial killer known as Buffalo Bill terrorized the American West, shooting and dismembering his victims, who numbered in the thousands. But no special agents from the F.B.I. headquarters in Quantico were sent to stop Bill, or the procession of copycat killers who joined in the fun. The carnage was endorsed and encouraged; the victims, though gregarious, caring and benign, were nonhuman after all.

A holocaust to the tenth power, 60 million bison, a species once synonymous with the Great Plains, were massacred in a shameful era that nearly brought an end to them, along with elk, wolves, grizzlies, prairie dogs and every other animal hunters could…

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Navy Veteran Fined $500 By NYC For Owning A Pig As A Service Animal

Emilio Cogliani

A Navy veteran is being fined $500 by New York City for keeping the service animal she says keeps her emotionally healthy.

When Nadine Darsanlal reached the end of her overseas deployment, she contracted bacterial meningitis, she told HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd on Tuesday. She couldn’t work, but she did find a special friend to see her through it — Wilbur the pig.

“With the damage [the meningitis] has done, I couldn’t continue working, but I’ve always loved helping people out, so I decided to train a therapy pig to help others out, to volunteer and go places to cheer others up,” Darsanlal said.

Then she was slapped with a $500 citation from New York City for owning a “wild animal,” though Wilbur is a certified service animal. Darsanlal said the penalty has become both a financial and emotional strain.

“As a disabled veteran, I’m low income. I get disability,”…

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Birds Falling From Sky: Bio-weapons testing and Schizophrenic Psychopathic Eugenics loving Controllers?

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Polar Bear Breaks Into Home, Snacks On Seal Oil

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak’s (KAL-ee-ak’s) part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska’s Beaufort (BOH’-fort) Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she’s ever seen got inside a house.

Kaleak tells the Alaska Dispatch News (http://bit.ly/ZCfpKQ ) that she got a call by radio on Friday that a bear was inside a doorway.

She and a co-worker spotted the polar bear inside 81-year-old Betty Brower’s home in Kaktovik (kak-TOH’-vik), a village of 300. It was eating seal oil from a drum.

Kaleak carries a shotgun loaded with beanbag and firecracker rounds, but she and a co-worker shooed the bear away.

Biologists say that as ice on the sea recedes, polar bears appear in the village to eat whale parts left by hunters.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, http://www.adn.com

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5 Teens Charged Over Ice Bucket Challenge Prank on Autistic Boy

#SayNo2GMO: ‘ Does your food contain GMO you may be surprised by this lab report ‘

Good Wolves and Other Fables: Part 2

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The Southwest is the area where Canadian and Mexican wolves mostly likely will meet and crossbreed. According to USFWS documents, the Mexican wolf’s inbreeding contributes to small litter sizes and low pup-survival rates. Cross-breeding with the non-native Canadian wolves would “solve” the Mexican wolf’s gene pool problem. Call it a “nonessential experimental Mexican wolf subspecies.” Or call it what it is—a bigger crossbred “Mexican” gray wolf.

Matt Cronin, a University of Alaska, Fairbanks and research professor of animal genetics, addressed USFWS officials at their Public Hearing Concerning Mexican Wolves in Arizona on December 3, 2013. He told the panel:

“. . . Mexican wolves went through a very large bottleneck. They don’t represent the original population. They came from a small Canis population. Assessing the subspecies is somewhat futile in that respect.

“. . . subspecies, in general, are basically a subjective category…

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Good Wolves and Other Fables: Part 1

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is delisting and relinquishing management of gray wolves back to state wildlife officials while simultaneously proposing “new rules”1 to “save” the Mexican gray wolf. The proposals include:

► Keeping the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) on the endangered list as a subspecies. A conundrum. The Mexican wolf is a gray wolf that breeds with other gray wolves and is not a subspecies. A grizzly and a black bear are subspecies. A horse and donkey are subspecies that produce sterile offspring.

►Issuing permits to private landowners to kill wolves killing livestock on their property based on the number of Mexican gray wolves that exist in the wild, not immediate or continuing wolf depredations.

►Handling Mexican wolves killing livestock on private lands are not included in the USFWS’s new ‘problem’ wolf proposals. Mexican wolves killing livestock on…

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How realistic is the depiction of wolves in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing?

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Answer by Oliver Starr:

While I don’t recall every aspect of McCarthy’s description of the she wolf or her behavior, his eulogy was so moving that even just recalling it makes my eyes well up. It is spectacularly accurate and is among my favorite pieces of literature. Everything I love about wolves is captured here:

“The eye turned to the fire gave back no light and he closed it with his thumb and sat by her and put his hand upon her bloodied forehead and closed his own eyes that he could see her running in the mountains, running in the starlight where the grass was wet and the sun’s coming as yet had not undone the rich matrix of creatures passed in the night before her. Deer and hare and dove and groundvole all richly empaneled on the air for her delight, all nations of the possible world ordained…

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Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees

Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees.

Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ climate threat worse than thought

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neige-noireSoot and ash from burning coal, wood and dung speed melting of polar ice

September 24th, 2014. Vast stretches of northern Greenland looked like anything but the snowy white North this summer.

That’s because huge amounts of soot — from the burning of coal, wood, diesel and dung — have been deposited in the snow and ice.

Danish-based scientist Jason Box says the problem is worse than he ever imagined.

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NC Zoo announces winning names for lion cubs

Dog taken away from Ebola patient Nina Pham

Operation: Stop Poaching Now – Intensive Monitoring and Tracking

Give Us a Break! 4 Pointless Experiments That Are Still Performed on Animals | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

Guinea_pig_2-1200x800For years, experts have known that animal experiments are unreliable, unnecessary, and often extremely cruel. Animals are physiologically different from us, and their bodies react to chemicals differently than ours do. Because of these differences, there have been numerous products and drugs that were tested on animals, declared safe, but that then went on to cause serious illnesses and even death in people.

Animal experiments are so unreliable and cruel that certain tests have been outlawed in the European Union, Israel, and India. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulate cosmetics and household products, and neither agency requires companies to test their products on animals. Despite this, and despite the physical differences between animals and people, many companies continue to perform cruel experiments on more than 100 million animals every year.

Here are just a few types of completely…

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