Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2018

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2018

IMAGE: Researchers analyzed 15 years of data across 16 neighborhoods, shown in orange, in the Las Vegas Valley Water District to determine whether one home’s participation in the utility’s water conservation… view more  Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy Water–Contagious conservation A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has discovered that residents living in arid environments share a desire for water security, which can ultimately benefit entire neighborhoods. Las Vegas, Nevada’s water…

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To Combat Rhino Poaching, Dogs Are Giving South African Park Rangers A Crucial Assist : NPR

To Combat Rhino Poaching, Dogs Are Giving South African Park Rangers A Crucial Assist : NPR

High-speed tracking dogs have been a game changer in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa. Their success depends on their ability to work as a team, which means they sleep and eat in the pack-sized enclosures shown above. David Fuchs hide caption toggle caption David Fuchs High-speed tracking dogs have been a game changer in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa. Their success depends on their ability to work as a…

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Minister: Move to stop poachers and save tigers drastic but needed – Nation

Minister: Move to stop poachers and save tigers drastic but needed – Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: A shoot-on-sight policy against wildlife poachers is being mulled in a move to protect Malayan tigers. Water, Land and Natural Re­­sources Minister Dr Xavier Jaya­kumar said he was considering bringing such a policy for Cabinet review. “It might sound a bit drastic but if you want to save Malayan tigers, we have to take drastic action as well. “Such a policy, instituted in Ne­­pal and Bhutan, has seen the number of tigers rising,”…

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Hawaii Republicans Recover from Near-Extinction

Hawaii Republicans Recover from Near-Extinction

Honolulu, Hawaii (Chris Wattie/Reuter) One-party rule has wreaked havoc in the state, and voters might turn to a new crop of Republicans. A visit to the semiannual meetings of the national committees of the two major parties makes you realize that even in the polarizing Age of Trump, a midterm election isn’t one national election but 50 state ones. At last month’s Republican National Committee meeting in Austin, Texas, the mood ranged from optimistic to…

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Scratching the Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa For Signs of Life

Scratching the Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa For Signs of Life

The new research shows that life could survive on Europa’s surface, but how might it have gotten there in the first place? While scientists have been pondering a subsurface ocean on Europa since NASA’s twin Voyager probes flew by Jupiter in 1979, more recent research has shown that the ocean may actually shoot up to Europa’s surface. The icy moon is covered with cracks and fissures, and observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and the…

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Poachers target eggs of BU’s peacock population

Poachers target eggs of BU’s peacock population

The Bangalore University, which has a healthy population of peacocks in its Bio Park, is grappling with a peculiar problem as miscreants have taken to stealing the birds’ eggs. Following its effective conservation measures, the university’s Jnanabharati campus had witnessed a spurt in the peacock population, a sign of a healthy natural ecosystem amid the concrete jungle. After a spurt in the peacock population, the university had tightened security around the Bio Park by roping…

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APD officer heading to Africa to help track down elephant poachers

APD officer heading to Africa to help track down elephant poachers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin police officer who typically pulls over speeders on local highways is leaving Thursday on a unique mission.  Officer Chantal Locke’s passion for elephants is taking her across the world to bring awareness to the crisis in Africa. Rangers at the Tsavo National Park in Kenya are hot on the trail of an elephant poacher — encounters that often end in death for either side. The nonprofit “Walk with Rangers” allows…

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DVIDS – News – US ARMY RESERVE NCO’S BRING CIVILIAN SKILLS TO ROTC CADET SUMMER TRAINING

DVIDS – News – US ARMY RESERVE NCO’S BRING CIVILIAN SKILLS TO ROTC CADET SUMMER TRAINING

FORT KNOX, Ky. – In the heat of the summer months, Fort Knox, Kentucky becomes ground zero for the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Summer Training. The purpose of CST is to mold and prepare cadets for the demands of Army leadership, a task undertaken by U.S. Army Reserve non-commissioned officers from the 104th Training Division (TD). “My best lieutenants came from ROTC,” said U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Chris…

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Battle against turtle poaching continues

Battle against turtle poaching continues

Turtle nesting (file photo courtesy DoE) (CNS): Following news that poachers made off with a wild turtle that had been nesting on Barkers Beach last week, the Department of Environment has confirmed that they managed to save another turtle on Seven Mile Beach that poachers had flipped on its back in the early hours of 11 July, thanks to the vigilance of the public. Facing a constant battle to protect the endangered marine animals during…

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shot by poachers in Uganda

Loware had been tracking the fugitive – one of a band of heavily armed raiders – from the early morning with the help of a local villager. As the two pursuers approached a gully, the poacher opened fire from behind a tree trunk that had been pushed down by an elephant. One shot passed through the chest of the villager into the body of the ranger, who was returning fire. The poacher escaped, leaving the…

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REVIEW: New Restaurantosaurus Lounge at Animal Kingdom Leads to Tastebud Extinction

REVIEW: New Restaurantosaurus Lounge at Animal Kingdom Leads to Tastebud Extinction

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information. The new Restaurantosaurus Lounge opened today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Starting at 5pm daily you can find mixed drinks and small bites in one of the side areas of the restaurant. This takes place in the old garage and supply storage area, according to the storyline of the restaurant. We walked the dinosaur over to Animal Kingdom tonight to check out the…

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Kruger Park game ranger shot and killed by poachers

Kruger Park game ranger shot and killed by poachers

Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images A game ranger was shot and killed by suspected poachers at the Kruger National Park on Thursday. According to TimesLive, the man and his unit had approached a group of poachers, who then opened fire and a shootout ensued where he was shot and died while being transported to the hospital. His death was confirmed by South African National Parks (SANParks), but his identity was not released as his family had…

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Yokota Airmen conduct CBRN training at Camp Fuji

Yokota Airmen board a U.S. Marine Corps MK28 extended cargo truck at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, July 6, 2018. Over 60 Yokota Airmen gained confidence in their equipment upon entering the gas mask confidence chamber during the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) by: Yasuo Osakabe, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs | . . published: July 18, 2018 YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — After a…

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Suspected poachers killed in shootout with police

Suspected poachers killed in shootout with police

“In recent years South Africa has been plagued by the poaching of rhinos‚ primarily for their horns. These heinous deeds seem to continue despite many poachers losing their lives and others having been arrested and handed down lengthy jail terms. “Various disciplines of the SAPS have pledged their unwavering commitment to continue combatting the poaching of this dwindling critical resource without fear or favour.” He applauded the officers involved in Saturday’s operation. “The team involved…

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