Monthly Archives: June 2013

How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
Today marks the 160th anniversary of a seminal, but largely forgotten moment in the history of the conservation movement. The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports On Monday, 27 June, 1853, a giant sequoia – one of the…

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India Bans Testing of Cosmetics on Animals

Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:
India is the first country in South Asia to ban the testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals. Alokparna Sengupta, Humane Society International (HSI)/India’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign manager, said: “This is a major…

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Eco-Preservation : The Taiwan Blue Magpie

Originally posted on PROPEL STEPS:
The Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called the Taiwan Magpie or Formosan Blue Magpie, is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations…

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Morning’s Birding Saturday: Cranes; Whitethroat; Greater Black-backed Gull And Cormorants

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Morning View From Grisslehamn; North Stockholm

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Today’s Wildflower Update No I : Lady’s Bedstraw / Gulmåra ( A Flower With A Wonderful Scent)

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How Bt crops work, until they stop working

Originally posted on Science on the Land:
Some of the most popular GM (genetically modified, also called genetically engineered, GE) crops are called Bt crops. That means they make an insecticide (Bt toxin) in the plant’s own tissues. So the…

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Farm In My Neigborhood

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Rare Bird Killed By Wind Turbine

The BBC has a story about birdwatchers who went to Western Isles to see a rare bird. They did see the rare White-throated Needletail. The White-throated Needletail normally breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia. Unfortunately, the bird was observed…

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Help us end bear bile farming in China

Originally posted on Our Compass:
Animals Asia Please click HERE Source Animals Asia More than 10,000 bears are kept in tiny cages on bile farms in China. The bile, which is used in traditional medicine, is extracted using various painful,…

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