Rhino Cow Shot Dead In South Africa Discovered By Aircraft

Rhino Cow Shot Dead In South Africa Discovered By Aircraft

The animal kingdom is mourning again at the hands of humans after a rhino cow has been shot and killed. An anti-poaching aircraft came across the scene of a rhino lying dead among the South African shrubs. It was then announced, by the Flying 4 Rhino and Conservation Trust, a rhino cow had been killed by poachers. Carina Timcke, from the Flying 4 Rhino and Conservation Trust, told LADbible: “It is very heartbreaking when a…

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27 People Named Suspects in Forest Fires

27 People Named Suspects in Forest Fires

The West Kalimantan Police have named 27 people as suspects in the forest and land fire cases that have caused thick smog, which affected residents in the province. There were 20 police reports related to forest and land fires with 27 people named suspects, West Kalimantan Police chief Insp. Gen. Didi Haryono said on Monday. From those numbers, 14 were arrested and 11 were released, while two other suspects died in the fire. The police,…

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Poachers: Poachers strike as water lures birds | Trichy News

Poachers: Poachers strike as water lures birds | Trichy News

TRICHY: The arrival of water in many of the water bodies in the district has brought along its share of woes for the animals and birds as poaching activities have suddenly received a fillip. The forest department has been struggling to contain them, especially the killing of birds flocking to the ponds and tanks in the past few days. Department sources say that it is primarily the local tribal groups which are engaged in such…

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Hunter pleads guilty, given fine after Alberta poaching investigation

Hunter pleads guilty, given fine after Alberta poaching investigation

One man has pleaded guilty after Fish and Wildlife officers charged two men almost two years after releasing video of a possible poaching incident in northern Alberta. In December 2016, Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement posted a video on their Facebook page. They said it was a video provided to them by a citizen who happened to be “in the right place at the right time,” to capture the alleged poaching of a white-tailed deer….

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Bears not close to extinction

Bears not close to extinction

Posted: Aug. 29, 2018 12:01 am Editor: A quote from Mr. Harry Dunleavy’s recent opinion piece: “these beautiful animals (bears) are on the verge of extinction.” That statement is patently false and so erroneous as to be ludicrous. It is clear that Mr. Dunleavy has responded to political pressures on our new governor. He has not checked with New Jersey Fish and Wildlife. I took the opportunity to do exactly that. I was directed to…

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Fix for Fredonia’s dirty water pushed back to December

Fix for Fredonia’s dirty water pushed back to December

FREDONIA, N.Y. — A long-overdue project to replace old, rusted water mains in Fredonia has hit a snag. Last night, Mayor Athanasia Landis and the village board ordered its engineering firm to get the project ready for bids. The work is to replace 1.8 miles of mains. The old pipe is believed to be the culprit behind a years old problem of dirty water flowing through the taps at a number of homes in the…

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Bubbly protocells bob up and down | Research

Bubbly protocells bob up and down | Research

UK researchers have developed an enzyme-driven protocell that reversibly changes its buoyancy according to its chemical environment, allowing it to move in a controlled way between two points. The capsules could potentially be used to shuttle cargoes from one place to another. Micro-organisms have evolved various ways to transport themselves to more favourable environments. Simple chemical analogues of such mechanisms have engaged both active matter chemists and prebiotics researchers interested in potential implications for the…

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Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction

Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction

The Thylacine survived in the southern island state of Tasmania until 1936 when the last known one died in captivity at Hobart Zoo after the species was hunted to extinction in the wild there in the early 1900s The mystery loss of Tasmanian tigers from mainland Australia was likely caused by climate change and not wild dogs or hunting by Aborigines, scientists said Thursday. The enigmatic animal—also known as the thylacine—was once widespread across the…

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Man and dog keeping poachers on the run – The Citizen

Man and dog keeping poachers on the run – The Citizen

African tales abound of legendary trackers who performed almost mythical feats. With Africa’s vast tracts of bush and desert, trackers are still a potent force today. However, with the addition of modern tracking dogs bred specially for the purpose, the two make a formidable team in anti-poaching efforts for the South African National Parks Ranger Corporation. There are currently 54 working dogs based at Kruger National Park’s dog unit trained in tracking firearms and animal…

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Fighting Florida’s dirty water

Fighting Florida’s dirty water

News 6 wants to make sure Floridians are educated on the condition of the state’s waterways, which is why they’ve dedicated a full day of coverage and an entire page of ClickOrlando.com to stories that focus heavily on the issues plaguing our waterways. Find everything you need to know below. Red tide vs. blue-green algae Both phenomena are simultaneously wreaking havoc on Sunshine State ecosystems, yet there are several key differences when it comes to…

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Church pairs with Cheddar’s restaurant for harvest program

Church pairs with Cheddar’s restaurant for harvest program

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A church in Kissimmee is teaming up with a local restaurant to help end hunger with food made from scratch, now the effort is going nationwide. Local church and Cheddar’s provide food for those in need Cheddar’s donates food such as salmon, chicken and vegetables All 150 of Cheddar’s restaurants participate in the act of kindness Every Saturday morning Jorge Moreno the pastor of Nazaret Casa de Dios helps distribute more…

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New laws allow hunters to wear blaze pink, stiffen penalties for poaching

New laws allow hunters to wear blaze pink, stiffen penalties for poaching

SPRINGFIELD, Ill, (ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK)- Illinois is giving hunters a new color option and getting tough on deer poachers. A new law requires poachers who illegally kill or capture whitetail antlered deer in Illinois to pay restitution to the Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Rauner signed House Bill 5317 which takes effect immediately and fines poachers $1,000 plus $500 to $750 per antler point depending on the number of points. The fine is an additional…

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Rhino Task Force Convicts 365 Suspected Poachers in Just Six Months

Rhino Task Force Convicts 365 Suspected Poachers in Just Six Months

Image: Pixabay Sign This Petition South Africa has stepped onto the world stage as a major player with its compassion for the plight of the rhinoceros. The African News Agency reports in The Citizen that Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo of the South African Police Service, which oversees the Rhino 9 Task Team, is determined to prevent, combat, and investigate rhino poaching. Their praiseworthy efforts have led to the conviction of 365 poachers and smugglers in the…

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Oregon air quality, mapped: Wednesday vs. Thursday

Oregon air quality, mapped: Wednesday vs. Thursday

By Mark Friesen | Posted August 22, 2018 at 05:56 PM | Updated August 22, 2018 at 06:05 PM Smoke from wild fires fills the air in Portland Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Mark Graves, The Oregonian) The Pacific Northwest has been steeping in smoke for days now, making air quality the worst in the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides frequent updates of its national air quality maps, plus a forecast for the next…

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PELOSI’S PLAYBOOK: Nancy Says Trump Wants DIRTY AIR, DIRTY WATER for American Kids

PELOSI’S PLAYBOOK: Nancy Says Trump Wants DIRTY AIR, DIRTY WATER for American Kids

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a page from the classic liberal playbook Tuesday, accusing President Trump and fellow Republicans of wanting dirty air and filthy water for America’s children. The liberal legislator released an official statement this week after the Commander-in-Chief announced his plans to overhaul Obama-era regulations regarding coal power plants and other environmental issues. The Trump Administration’s disdain for the clean air our children breathe and the clean water they drink is…

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Seven ways the Internet of Things can help end world hunger

Seven ways the Internet of Things can help end world hunger

World hunger has existed for centuries. It persists despite the elimination of apparent catalysts such as food production challenges. The phrase, “trying to solve world hunger,” has become shorthand to indicate any problem that seems insurmountable. The statistics are depressing. Every ninth person in the world is hungry, according to the World Food Programme. A staggering 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry every day, based on an estimated world population of…

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