Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 29: First Real Spring Day In Stockholm!

The Sun is shining brightly and warming! Fantastic 14 C in the Sun. First Spring flowers popped up, the Winter Aconite! Saw a couple of them. Had a few errands to run and when driving home ,Photo: Ann Novek saw the … Continue reading

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Short Morning’s Update From Garden: February 29 ( The Roe Deer Buck)

It’s quite warm now but still all animals are here, but not  so  much frequently. They have other plans during Springtime. The Hares have already got their first bunnies. Please, don’t pick up the small ones! They are alone all day, … Continue reading

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Rhino Census To Be Held In Assam From March 15

Zeenews2012-02-28:                      Guwahati: A census of Assam‘s world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the number at almost 2,200. While the census operation will begin at … Continue reading

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Mass Killing Of Elephants In Cameroon Worries UN Agency

Zeenews2012-02-28:                      Geneva: The UN watchdog into the illegal wildlife trade today voiced “grave concern” at a spike in African elephant poaching after nearly 450 of the animals were killed in Cameroon. The head of the Convention on International Trade … Continue reading

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US House OKs Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

truthout2012-02-29:                      The U.S. House once again passed a bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, voting 237-187 Thursday on a measure expected to die in the Senate. “This is my 12th time passing ANWR out … Continue reading

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Cables Spanning Pacific Ocean Seafloor To Give Ocean Science A New Edge

Photo: Ann Novek   PhysOrg2012-02-28:                      Marine scientists and a commercial telecommunications company are exploring partnerships that could dramatically advance scientists’ ability to observe and study ocean processes, provide early alerts for potential disasters and study deep Earth geodynamics. Scientists … Continue reading

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Originally posted on jmgoyder:
A couple of weeks ago I got a phonecall from the wonderful people who now own Mathilda and Vegemite, our two ‘miniature’ pigs, to say that Mathilda had given birth to eight piglets! The stories of Mathilda and Vegemite are…

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