Monday, February 26, 2024

Tag: wildlife

New York bans native wildlife killing competitions

The statewide law, signed by New York Governor Kathy Hochul, "prohibits events during which contestants compete to kill the most, the heaviest, and the smallest animals for cash and prizes."

Wildlife living in cities exemplify ‘urban trait syndrome,’ study says

What can city dwellers do to help create and nurture a healthier environment for urban wildlife?

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are everywhere: here’s what that means for wildlife

Researchers have found PFAS in the bodies of wild animals everywhere they’ve looked. Now they’re beginning to understand the health effects.

5 surprising things that could be preventing your backyard from serving...

Prevent your backyard from being an “ecological trap” by taking these key actions to protect wildlife.

Could tolerant and peaceful bonobos be the model for human peacemaking?

“Both chimpanzees and bonobos are our closest living relatives and therefore studying their social systems and behavior can allow us to trace the evolutionary trajectories of certain phenomenons.”

Birds and other wildlife found covered in oil in Gulf of...

While there is no official estimate of how much crude oil spilled from the Alliance Refinery, LDWF said it could take weeks to save the affected wildlife.

What happens to wildlife swimming in a sea of our drug...

Our rivers and streams have become a soup of hundreds of drugs—mostly pharmaceuticals—that come from the treated water released from wastewater facilities.

Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls...

If the plan goes ahead in its current form, it will fall short in safeguarding the wonder of our natural world.

Don’t hike so close to me: How the presence of humans...

As researchers who study conservation, wildlife and human impacts on wild places, we believe it’s important to know that you can have major effects on wildlife just by being nearby.

The big threat of fences across the West

The American West contains 620,000 miles of fencing, threatening the migration of pronghorn, mule deer and other species.

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Does America have the balls – or means – to buy out malignant swamp...

On John Oliver’s satiric bribe* to the Supreme Court’s king of corruption.

UNRWA faces collapse: Israeli actions and funding cuts threaten agency’s future

Facing unprecedented challenges, UNRWA pleads for international support as Israel's relentless attacks and defunding threats push the agency to the brink.

NRA and Wayne LaPierre found guilty in corruption case: A blow to gun rights...

A Manhattan jury delivers a seismic verdict, finding Wayne LaPierre and the NRA guilty of corruption, shaking the foundations of America's gun rights stronghold.

Whales and dolphins bear the brunt as seas turn toxic

Marine sentinel alert: new study exposes alarming toxic heavy metal levels in stranded whales and dolphins, highlighting a hidden threat to marine life and human health.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."