Monthly Archives: November 2012

Circuses Blow Their Top At Lion Licensing Plan

The Independent2012-11-18:                      A plan to force circuses to license all their lions, tigers and elephants – thrashed out after the Government shelved an outright ban on performing wild animals – could still drive many circuses out of business, owners … Continue reading

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Echidnas Breeding Habits Revealed

18 November 2012 Last updated at 03:13 GMT Help Scientists in Australia have unlocked the breeding habits of a small animal called the echidna, opening the way for them to save a range of endangered mammals in the wild. The … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Celebrates Migration Of Endangered Northern Right Whales

The Florida Times Union2012-11-18:                      Live entertainment, face painting and environmental table booths drew a large crowd to the SeaWalk Pavilion for the fourth annual Right Whale Festival Saturday. Below-70-degree weather and chilly winds from the beach didn’t keep Jacksonville-area … Continue reading

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BP To Pay 4,5 Billion Dollars For Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The Inquisitr2012-11-15:                      Posted: November 15, 2012 BP plead guilty to felony misconduct today for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The oil company will pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the explosion that killed 11 workers and sent millions … Continue reading

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Wildlife Biologist: Don’t Feed The Deer ( I Do That But It’s Important To NOT Give Them Too Strong Fodder)

If there’s one topic wildlife biologists agree on, it’s the folly of feeding  deer. Conventional wisdom is unanimous: Don’t do it. Two groups — animal lovers and wildlife farmers — feed deer. Animal lovers  pity deer when temperatures dip and … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Emma Stergoulis Design:
Initially starting a business making baby booties Carola began to play around with the offcuts and her collections of vintage fabrics which were later to become the start of a new venture. Carola now…

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Originally posted on Vegan Spotlight:
Overfishing: a threat to marine biodiversity Despite its crucial importance for the survival of humanity, marine biodiversity is in ever-greater danger, with the depletion of fisheries among biggest concerns. Fishing is central to the livelihood…

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What’s the difference between a Porpoise and a Dolphin?

Originally posted on Vegan Spotlight:
Image: by Tom O’Brien By Tom O’Brien People use the terms dolphins, porpoises, and whales to describe marine mammals belonging to the order Cetacea (from the Greek work ketos, “large sea creature”), and often use…

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Ugandas Gorilla Population Increases, Giving Hope To The Great Apes

The Daily Telegraph Australia2012-11-16:                      THE population of Uganda‘s mountain gorillas has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving … Continue reading

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Dartmoor Hill Ponies Face Extinction

The Examiner2012-11-17:                      Advertisement The world at the present time cannot seem to find a way to live in harmony with people or animals. The horse breed under siege now is the Dartmoor Hill pony. Word is that the Dartmoor … Continue reading

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