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Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day’s worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they effect the ecosystemAlong the beaches of northern California, and the past year has seen a boom in crowds on the hunt for one of the region’s favorite edible delights: clams.But among the buckets and shovels, clam hunters are increasingly coming armed with a powerful new tool: hand-operated, water-squirting pumps that allow them to take more clams, faster than ever before. Continue reading...
Tags: California, Wildlife, Shellfish, Seafood, Environment, US news


Eyewitnesses urged to come forward after dingo mauls toddler on Fraser Island

Two-year-old boy who was attacked after he wandered away from family ‘lucky not to sustain more injuries’, paramedics sayRangers investigating the savage mauling of a toddler by a dingo on Fraser Island have called for eyewitnesses to the attack to come forward.The two-year-old boy has wounds all over his body but will recover after a lone dingo repeatedly bit him early on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Queensland, Wildlife, Australia news, Animals


Pandemic made 2020 ‘the year of the quiet ocean’, say scientists

Human-generated sounds faded substantially at height of Covid lockdown, studies showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 lockdown has produced the quietest year for the world’s oceans in recent memory, according to a group of scientists working on a global map of underwater soundscapes.Noise pollution from ship engines, trawling activities, oil platforms, subsea mining and other human sources declined significantly last spring, say the researchers, who are par...
Tags: Oceans, Marine life, Environment, Science, World news, Coronavirus, Wildlife, Pollution


Conservation legend Roy Dennis: ‘We’re facing an ecological crisis, but it’s exciting too’

Eighty-year-old Dennis has devoted his life to returning eagles, osprey, red kites and red squirrels to Britain. But, he says, there is still plenty to do. And he is thrilled by the can-do attitude he gets from young people todayAs he strolls beside Loch Garten in his fleece, binoculars around his neck, Roy Dennis looks every inch the spry, bird-loving grandad that he is. With his soft Hampshire burr and genial demeanour, it seems like he wouldn’t say boo to a goose. First impressions are decept...
Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Birds, Environment, World news, Animal welfare


Spain’s Endesa power firm sued over electrocution of birds

Landmark case says thousands of birds including endangered eagles die needlessly each yearIn Leonard Cohen’s famous song, a bird on a wire is a symbol of freedom, but for thousands of birds it is the equivalent of being sent to the electric chair.Now, in a landmark case, a Spanish electricity company is being prosecuted over the deaths of hundreds of birds electrocuted on pylons and overhead cables and for failing to comply with regulations designed to protect wildlife. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Birds, Wildlife, Endangered species, Energy industry, Conservation, Business, Catalonia, Spain, Animals, Europe, World news


‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

Nearly 70% of Sweden is forested but many environmentalists and indigenous Sami reindeer herders argue that the Swedish model of clearing old-growth forests and planting monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. Photographer Marcus Westberg has captured the forestry industry’s impact on the landscape in the north of the country Continue reading...
Tags: Deforestation, Trees and forests, Indigenous peoples, Conservation, Biodiversity, Sweden, Environment, Wildlife, World news, Europe


‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt

The mysterious world under our feet is under threat. Protecting it is as vital as tackling the climate crisis, scientists warnHidden under our feet is a miniature landscape made up of tunnels, caves and decaying matter. Soil is where a quarter of the species on our planet are believed to live and in this dark, quiet, damp world, death feeds life. Rotting leaves, fruits, plants and organisms are folded into the soil and burped out as something new.Good soil structure provides many nooks and crann...
Tags: Soil, Biodiversity, Insects, Wildlife, Environment, Conservation


Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests

Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists sayJust 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.These fragments of wilderness undamaged by human activities are mainly in parts of the Amazon and Congo tropical forests, east Siberian and northern Canadian forests and tundra, and the Sahara. Invasive alien species including cats, foxes, rabbits, goats...
Tags: Amazon, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest, Congo, Siberia, Biodiversity


Snakes and lettuce: shoppers in Australia find venomous snake in Aldi fresh produce bag

After finding the baby pale-headed snake, Alexander White had a troubling thought: ‘What if the snake has come from something else?’A Sydney couple received a fright when they discovered a rare venomous snake in a bag of supermarket lettuce – but recovered and later used the fresh produce in a salad wrap.The juvenile pale-headed snake, Hoplocephalus bitorquatus, was tucked into a two-pack of cos lettuce which Alexander White and his partner, Amelie Neate, purchased from an Aldi supermarket in Sy...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Aldi, Wildlife, New South Wales, Sydney, Alexander White, Amelie Neate


Eat, roam, repeat: Can the bison’s big appetite stop Spain’s forest fires?

Conservationists hope the return of the near-extinct herbivore – ‘a living strimmer’ – will clear the undergrowth that fuels firesAs the temperatures begin to rise, Spain is braced for another summer of the forest fires that over the past 10 years have destroyed about 741,000 hectares (1.8m acres) of forest. Last year, fires consumed 45,000 hectares according to government estimates, the year before 60,000 hectares, and there are signs that, as in California and Australia, the fires are becoming...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Australia, California, Environment, Spain, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Wildfires, Biodiversity


Indian jumping ants have ability to shrink brain and re-grow it — study

Colony does not perish when queen dies as ‘chosen’ workers shrink brains and expand their ovariesFew species in the animal kingdom can change the size of their brain. Fewer still can change it back to its original size. Now researchers have found the first insect species with that ability: Indian jumping ants.They are like catnip to researchers in the field. In contrast to their cousins, Indian jumping ants colonies do not perish once their queen dies. Instead, “chosen” workers take her place – ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Evolution, Insects


Developed By A Veterinarian - Introducing ArmOR® Hand Gloves

Developed By A Veterinarian, ArmOR® Hand Gloves Provide Animal Handlers And Caregivers Much Needed Protection Against Bites And Scratches Unlike other bulky hand gloves ArmOR form-fitting, washable gloves are designed to provide the comfort, dexterity and protection needed to safely restrain and treat animals. Developed and designed to protect against animal related injuries, the ArmOR® hand gloves provide handlers and caregivers the protection and dexterity needed to properly restrain and perf...
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Tiny terriers chase bear out of a Pasadena kitchen in viral video

A Pasadena bear found a rude surprise when it wandered into a local home — two tiny barking terriers. Pasadena resident Deedee Mueller said she was taking a nap in her living room with the kitchen and dining room doors open for fresh air. Her little doggie, Mei Mei, was curled up on her legs when she took off, barking like crazy, Mueller wrote in a Facebook post. The other terrier, Squirt, followed right behind her. “Based on the barks, I knew something was up,” Mueller said. A video posted t...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Pasadena, Sierra Nevada, Valencia, Mueller, Mei Mei, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Loomis Wildlife Rescue Helps Rehabilitate Hundreds Of Orphaned Fawns Each Year

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Wildlife, California Highway Patrol, Deer, Luke Skywalker, Loomis, Placer County, Nicholas, Animal Rescue, Loomis News, Loomis Wildlife Rescue, Diane Nicholas, Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue


Amorous alligators put Florida on alert as mating season begins

State plays down threat to humans but warns of ‘more active and more visible’ gators as warmer weather heats up reptilian passionsWith toilet-invading iguanas, deadly hybrid super-serpents and , no corner of Florida is ever completely safe from the threat of a marauding reptile. Related: Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Animals, Environment, World news, US news, Wildlife


The solution to California’s rampant sea urchin problem is to eat them. I gave it a try

Biologists and chefs are urging people to chow down on the purple sea urchins that are destroying California’s vital kelp forests. Could I catch and cook my own? “Babe! I sprayed mouth everywhere!”I never thought I’d find myself screaming these words on a tranquil Sunday morning in my tiny San Francisco kitchen. Then again, I never thought I’d find myself staring at a sink full of spiky, purple aliens with a knife murderously clutched in one hand, the ethereal voice of Phoebe Bridgers softly cro...
Tags: Food, California, Animals, Environment, San Francisco, US news, Wildlife, Oceans, Chefs, Phoebe Bridgers


Rare European vultures being poisoned by livestock drug

Diclofenac was approved in Spain and Italy despite being banned in Asia after it had wiped out millions of birdsA recently approved veterinary drug has been confirmed as the cause of death of a vulture in Spain. Conservationists say the incident could be the tip of an iceberg, and warn that the drug could wipe out many of Europe’s vultures as well as harming related species, including golden eagles.The anti-inflammatory agent diclofenac has already been banned in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Animals, Environment, Spain, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Italy, Bangladesh, RSPB, Veterinary Medicine, Asia Continue, India Pakistan Nepal


Bees bounce back after Australia’s black summer: ‘Any life is good life’

Australia’s bushfires were devastating for bee populations. But steady rain and community efforts are seeing the return of the pollinatorsYou could say that Adrian Iodice is something of a stickybeak neighbour. On Iodice’s once-lush bushland property, nestled within the Bega Valley of New South Wales, there stands a majestic rough-barked apple tree that the beekeeper used to, every now and then, jam his head into.In the hollow of the trunk lived a flourishing wild colony of European honeybees th...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Bees, Wildlife, Conservation, New South Wales, Endangered habitats, Victoria, South Australia, Insects, Bushfires, Gardens, Bega Valley, Australian lifestyle


Marine scientists ‘alarmed’ after four gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay

Deaths discovered over a course of nine days are ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ for the species, says expertFour dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying on Friday one had been struck by a ship. They were trying to determine how the other three had died.“It’s alarming to respond to four dead gray whales in just over a week because it really puts into perspective the current challenges faced by this species,” says Dr Padraig Duig...
Tags: California, Environment, US news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Whales, Cetaceans, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Padraig Duignan


The rice of the sea: how a tiny grain could change the way humanity eats

Ángel León made his name serving innovative seafood. But then he discovered something in the seagrass that could transform our understanding of the sea itself – as a vast gardenGrowing up in southern Spain, Ángel León paid little attention to the meadows of seagrass that fringed the turquoise waters near his home, their slender blades grazing him as he swam in the Bay of Cádiz.It was only decades later – as he was fast becoming known as one of the country’s most innovative chefs – that he notice...
Tags: Food, Europe, Science, Climate Change, Restaurants, Environment, Spain, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Agriculture, Plants, Rice, Angel Leon, Spain Ángel León


Snared: catching poachers to save Italy’s songbirds

With five million birds a year illegally caught in Italy, activists in Brescia are teaming up with local police to trap the huntersAfter two hours of scouring the mountains of Brescia, Stefania Travaglia finally finds what she is looking for. Among the remote farmhouses of an alpine hamlet, a spring-net trap is partially hidden behind a grassy embankment and a few trees. Tangled in the wire mesh, an exhausted fieldfare thrush sits silent and unmoving.Travaglia sets to work quickly and quietly, h...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Birdwatching, Wildlife, Italy, Brescia, Travaglia, Brescia Stefania Travaglia


Hundreds of dead dolphins and fish wash up on beaches in Ghana

People who may have eaten fish asked to come forward as authorities investigate sea life deathsAuthorities in Ghana are investigating the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and fish that washed up on beaches in Ghana in recent days, with growing fears that contaminated fish have been sold to customers.Dead sea species have littered beaches in Accra and near the capital’s shoreline since Friday. Officials said close to 100 dead dolphins had washed up on Axim beach, while videos posted on social media...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Dolphins, Fish, Wildlife, Marine Life, Ghana, Accra, Axim


The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darknessIf you look into the eyes of a portrait, especially a self-portrait, by Rembrandt, you seem to see a “soul”. Such religious ideas and readings have shaped the story of art from its very beginnings and continue to seduce us today. But Francis Bacon was the first artist to paint people as animals. His subjects are re...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Animals, Africa, Environment, Painting, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Kenya, Exhibitions, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Rembrandt, Peter Beard


Nuts for coco de mer: islanders rally to save world’s biggest seed

The rare palm that bears this botanical icon grows wild on just two islands in Seychelles. Now locals are helping to save it in a new planting scheme“The coco de mer is a much-loved cultural and botanical icon of the Seychelles,” says Katy Beaver, a plant expert on the islands who has been studying the rare palm for many years. The coco de mer, also known as the sea coconut or double coconut, is endemic to the islands and produces the largest and heaviest seeds in the world, a fascinating case o...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Biodiversity, Seychelles, Praslin, Mahe, Katy Beaver


Endangered North Atlantic right whales produce most calves since 2015

Scientists caution high death rate is outpacing birthsPopulation of whales estimated at around 360North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all. Related: The new humpback? Calf sighting sparks hope for imperilled right whale Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Animals, Environment, Georgia, World news, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Endangered Species, Whales, Cetaceans, North Carolina, North Atlantic, South Carolina


Canada's herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists

Herring off western coast will ‘teeter on edge of complete collapse’ if commercial fishing continues at current level, says reportFirst Nations and conservationists are warning that Pacific herring populations are “collapsing” off Canada’s western coast, and are appealing for a moratorium on commercial fishing until the critical species can rebuild.Emmie Page, a marine campaigner with the organization Pacific Wild, said in the past, five large commercial herring fisheries opened each year on the...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Canada, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Fishing, Pacific, Pacific Wild


ER for animals: inside Australia's Currumbin Wildlife hospital – a photo essay

Vets, nurses and volunteers have been treating sick, injured and orphaned native animals on the Gold Coast for 32 yearsThe Currumbin Wildlife hospital on Queensland’s Gold Coast is one of the country’s busiest wildlife hospitals. For 32 years, vets, nurses and volunteers have worked to treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native animals. More than 140,000 animals have been admitted to the hospital in the past 20 years, most of those brought in by members of the public. The number of...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Queensland, Gold Coast


‘It's helped lessen the feeling of doom’: readers' photos of their local wildlife

UK and European readers share their sightings of local wildlife from recent weeksYou can send in your recent wildlife photos You can see our previous selection of photos hereLiving with the coronavirus pandemic has meant many of us can’t travel far, with one benefit being more time to take notice of the natural world closer to home. From shield bugs in Stroud to larch flowers in Oxfordshire, UK and European readers have been sharing pictures and stories of their local flora and fauna. Continue ...
Tags: UK, Animals, Environment, Wildlife, Plants, Insects, Reptiles, Mammals, Wild Flowers, Oxfordshire UK


Whale watching in Mexico – in pictures

The annual arrival of migratory grey whales at El Vizcaíno sanctuary in Mexico has aided the region’s tourism industry. The whales travel about 5,600 miles from their summer feeding grounds in Alaska to mate and give birth in the warmer waters off north-western Mexico Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Environment, Americas, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Alaska, Whales, El Vizcaíno


All my eaglets: pandemic audience spellbound by saga of nesting bald eagles

Viewers have watched via livestream as Guardian and Liberty raise three chicks while Shadow and Jackie come to terms with lossIn one giant nest are bald eagles named Guardian and Liberty, lovingly nurturing their three fluffy new chicks through their first days of life. In another, sit Shadow and Jackie, taking turns to carefully but forlornly incubate an egg they don’t yet realize is never going to hatch.The compelling stories and contrasting fortunes of the two pairs of breeding raptors, live ...
Tags: California, US news, Wildlife, Liberty, Jackie