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Macca Calls for Veggie World to Prevent Global Warming

...ting of birds. "She said, 'You're the head of a wildlife organisation, how can you go out shooting birds?'" he said. "'Are you vegetarian?' he asked, trying to catch us out. 'Yeah!', we both answered. Shooting birds, that's hypocrisy," he added....

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...ses, if properly managed, could serve as important wildlife sanctuaries, a recent study by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has revealed . "There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 70 percent of that land is not used for playing. These managed green spaces ...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...ion maker so far as issues relating to forests and wildlife are concerned. This has been due to Supreme Court's intervention through the following cases: 1. The T. N. Godavarman Thirumulkpad vs Union of India and others, concerning the implementation of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. 2. The Centre for...

Panther Population Rising in Rajasthan

...ers is slowly on the rise . R.N. Mehrotra, chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan, said early estimates of the c...he sprawling desert state. According to the 2004 wildlife census, there were over 550 panthers in the state. Sawai Madhopur, which houses the Ranthambore Nati...

China Unveils Green Plan to Revert Farmland to Forest

... According to Jia Jiansheng of the department of wildlife conservation in the State Forestry Administration, Beijing, the initiative involves safeguarding China's plant diversity by allowing 15 million hectares of farmland to revert to forest over the next three years, extending nature reserves, protecting ...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...from Bhagalpur in Bihar. Official sources in the wildlife department said a dolphin was found dead near a br... one year, causing concern to conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. Dolphin experts say the toll is higher but only a few incidents got reported because th...

Fecal Bacteria, a Source of Contamination

... The results of the study revealed that cattle and wildlife were the dominant sources of fecal bacteria found in water and stream sediment samples at the main study site located in an upper reach of the creek. While the two methods led to similar overall interpretations, using both methods together gave us ...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

...cy of droughts and floods, and increased stress on wildlife and plants due to rapidly shifting climate zones," according to the NASA announcement. By heralding the new research paper, NASA is endorsing science that places considerably more urgency on the need to reduce emissions to avoid "disastrous effects...

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

... pristine watershed of mixed conifers with amazing wildlife -- some of which is threatened or endangered." The plant will also affect not just the McCloud River but an entire watershed, reducing stream flow to the McCloud River Falls, Squaw Creek, Soda Springs, Big Springs, Muir Springs and Mud Creek -- all...

Bengal to Ban Low-grade Plastic Production

... to conserve the water bodies, social forestry and wildlife to keep a balance between industry and environment in the state," he said....

Take Precautions Before You Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

...e is a concern about what this means for human and wildlife consumption of the water. It is also important to recognize the risk of disposing medication in the trash. Someone might get into the trash, whether is be a child, pet, or wild animal, and may consume the medication, which could lead to poisoning,...

Australia Battles Oil Slick on Yarra River

... Melbourne's Yarra River, posing serious threat to wildlife in the region . Recreational users have been warn...d ringtail possums. "The major potential risk is wildlife or animals coming in direct contact with the oil. It can get on the feathers of birds if they dive i...

12 Deer Die of Pneumonia in Tripura Zoo

...tted deer have died of pneumonia at the Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary-cum-zoo in Tripura, officials said Saturday//. A wildlife officer said the deer suffered from a bout of pneumonia as the state was lashed by thunderstorms and...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...standing beauty and destroying the habitat of rare wildlife species such as the snow leopard in the Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. The report also examines the effects of climate change on the marine World Heritage sites. By 2100 AD, 70 percent of the world's deep-sea corals are expected to be affected du...

Fruit Crop Fungicide Induces Permanent Changes in Mating Behavior

...mental contamination could affect the evolution of wildlife through changes in mating behavior. Drs.David Crews and Andrea Gore examined mate preference in male and female rats whose great-grandparents were exposed to the fungicide vinclozolin, which causes early onset of cancer and kidney disease in males....

Methylmercury in Marine Fish Pose Health Risks to Pregnant Women and Elderly Men

...ons are now being found in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet. The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don't consider mercury's impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. The concentration ...

E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps

...f E. coli between humans and chimps in a protected wildlife area. It is also the first to find antibiotic-resistant strains in chimpanzees in Africa. “Antibiotic resistance has traditionally been associated with two factors: indiscriminate and over-prescription of antibiotics by physicians in the developed ...

Chronic Wasting Disease In Alberta

According to Alberta wildlife officials culling of deer will soon commence due to the attack of chronic wasting disease// that has affected the deer population. This disease which affects the nervous system of the deer is similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy or the mad c...

Minister Calls for Action Plan To Solve Man-Animal Conflict

...l conflict is one of the challenging issues facing wildlife managers in the country. Shri Meena stated that man-animal conflict has assumed a variety of forms including monkey menace in urban areas, crop raids by ungulates and wild pigs, depredation by elephants and cattle and human lifting by tigers and leop...

Mercury Contamination (Hotspots) Identified

... the element exceed those established for human or wildlife health. The US and Canadian research team focuse...lting in dangerous levels of methylmercury in some wildlife species. Greater deposition of mercury near areas that are highly sensitive to the element or that...

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