Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Sylvia Earle Launches Mission Blue to spread the World Of Ocean Conservation

Photo: Ann Novek Treehugger2012-02-28:                      /CC BY 2.0 In 2009, Sylvia Earle made a wish: To ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, “hope spots” large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart … Continue reading

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Icelander With Foal

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In Flight Greylag Geese

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Bogesundslandet: Horses On Pastures

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Warm Winter, Early Spring Can Harm Wildlife

CBC2012-02-28:                      Naturlist Phil Roberts said the early rise of chorus frogs is an indicator of a warm winter. (Ojibway Nature Centre) A local expert says the mild winter in Windsor-Essex could harm some of the region’s wildlife. Phil Roberts,… … Continue reading

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Dolphins Use Unique Whistles—Study

The Daily Telegraph Australia2012-02-28:                      BOTTLENOSE dolphins have whistles which they use to exclusively greet other members of their species, marine biologists in Scotland have reported. Using hydrophones, the researchers made recordings of dolphins swimming in St Andrews Bay, off … Continue reading

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