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Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel … – Phys.Org

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. Algae-derived biocrude oil is being studied as a potential renewable-energy alternative to fossil fuels. U-M ecologist Bradley Cardinale and his colleagues found that growing multiple algal species in 180 aquarium-like tanks helped stabilize biocrude production…

Let’s send home those ‘expat’ species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

First, a confession. Many years ago, I worked as a press officer for a small national wildlife charity. I found this quite a challenging job at the time, not least because the creatures whose declining fortunes I was promoting were frogs and toads, and national news editors have far less interest in frogs and toads than you might imagine. For many years, while my peers in other wildlife charities garnered…

The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife – Quartz

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the removal of border fences along the edges of the former Soviet Union wasn’t only the first step in today’s borderless Europe where citizens are able to travel more freely. It also created the backbone of the so-called European Green Belt: a movement for environmental protection of the natural areas that characterized the region of the former regime. Starting from the…

Two facing charges for shooting of wildlife agent Tyler Wheeler – Knoe.com

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (LDWF News Release) – UPDATE: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.- Wheeler’s family members have been posting updates about his condition and they say he’s stable, but since Saturday night they’ve pushed back his jaw surgery to Monday afternoon. Family members say he’s moving and responding to commands. Courtesy: LSP AND OCC We’ll keep you updated on his condition. …

Record high for saved animals – Albany Times Union

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

Caption Close Menands Nearly nine of out 10 shelter animals at the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society now avoid euthanasia, either finding placement in homes, returning to their original owners or transferring to other organizations. A “live release rate” of 88 percent, the highest in the organization’s recorded history, is among the data recently released by the group, which is due to move this summer into a new, 32,000-square foot facility next…

Aaron Taylor-Johnson of ‘Nocturnal Animals’ on that surprise Golden Globes win – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

“Hello, hi, hello,” Aaron Taylor-Johnson said, taking the stage in the press room after what many called a surprise Golden Globe win for actor in a supporting role for his work in “Nocturnal Animals.” Then he addressed two questions sent to the HFPA via social media: As to what it was like working on the film: “You know, every day was pretty intense and grueling,” he said. He credited working with…

2 arrested after wildlife agent shot during traffic stop – Daily Mail

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

Agent Tyler Wheeler, 25, was rushed to hospital with five gunshot wounds Incredibly, married father suffered no brain damage and is in a stable condition Wheeler was shot after stopping a car around 2am on Saturday in Louisiana Amethyst Baird, 31, was arrested and charged with attempted murder Jeremy Gullette was also arrested and has been charged as an accessory  By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com and Associated Press Published: 13:10 EST, 8 January…

The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife – Quartz

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the removal of border fences along the edges of the former Soviet Union wasn’t only the first step in today’s borderless Europe where citizens are able to travel more freely. It also created the backbone of the so-called European Green Belt: a movement for environmental protection of the natural areas that characterized the region of the former regime. Starting from the…

Volunteers sought for conserving NH wildlife, forest stewardship – NH1 News

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire is looking for conservation-minded individuals to serve as stewards of the state’s wildlife and forest resources. The New Hampshire Coverts Project is aimed at enhancing, restoring and conserving habitat for the native wildlife. It takes its name from the word covert — a thicket that provides shelter for wildlife. Each year, 25 volunteers attend several days of workshops to learn about wildlife and…

Lightning, Thunder Rumble In Yosemite National Park – CBS Local

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (KPIX 5) — Lightning flash across the sky and thunder rumbled through Yosemite National Park’s famed valleys Sunday morning as a potent winter storm battered the popular tourist destination. Meanwhile, park officials kept a wary eye on the rising waters of the Merced River as a steady rain fell within the park since 3 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service predicted the river would crest at the…

Louisiana wildlife agent shot in traffic stop listed in stable condition – NOLA.com

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent was reported in stable condition Sunday (Jan. 8) after being shot in Morehouse Parish. The agency said in a Facebook post that senior agent Tyler Wheeler was responding to commands at the intensive care unit of LSU Health’s Shreveport trauma center. Wheeler was shot Saturday during a traffic stop along Louisiana 165 near Perryville. His father, Darren Wheeler, said in a separate Facebook…

The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

In 1989, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the removal of border fences along the edges of the former Soviet Union wasn’t only the first step in today’s borderless Europe where citizens are able to travel more freely. It also created the backbone of the so-called European Green Belt: a movement for environmental protection of the natural areas that characterized the region of the former regime. Starting from the…

Bring in the birds for winter beauty, entertainment – Troy Daily News

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

By Melinda Myers For the Troy Daily News By Melinda Myers Brighten your winter days by inviting birds into your landscape. Their beauty and motion help enliven the garden and lighten your spirit. Not only do they provide entertainment, but also an opportunity for all ages to stay involved with nature year-round. Increase the number of visitors to your yard by including all the essentials these winged visitors need; food,…

Not all animals have a use: The passing of John Berger brings to mind a prancing cockatoo – Salon

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017

  The day after John Berger died, a friend posted a video on my Facebook page of two Moluccan cockatoos at a tropical bird zoo and sanctuary in Tennessee. In the video, one of the enormous white birds unleashes a peal of laughter so uncannily human that the two women behind the camera squeal and giggle, inspiring the bird to laugh more. It cackles, throwing back its head and flaring…

Wildlife Agent Shot During Traffic Stop – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

A Louisiana wildlife agent has been hospitalized after being shot multiple times while on patrol. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe stopped a vehicle while patrolling in Morehouse Parish at about 2 a.m. Saturday. Department officials said in a statement that Wheeler was shot multiple times. Department spokesman Adam Einck says Wheeler was on a routine check for illegal night hunting when the…

Locals work together to help save birds – Beloit Daily News

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

January 07, 2017 at 10:00 am | By News Ashtin Murphy/Beloit Daily NewsA bald eagle rescue is learning how to be one of the birds that gets to go out to different events in order to educate the public on bird conservancy. Ashtin Murphy/Beloit Daily NewsCasper and Echo are two barn owls that…

Wildlife officials shoot beloved wild ‘pet’ – Press Herald

Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017

Faline entered the Mcgaughey residence on the morning of December 19, ate three cookies and then left to wander around outside. By that afternoon, she had been fatally, and purposely, shot by local authorities while her caretakers watched. Faline was a mule deer. But was she a pet, a wild animal – or something in between? That question is at the heart of a dispute between the Mcgaughey family and…

Dance|Merce Cunningham’s Multifaceted Mirror, Held Up to Nature – New York Times

Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017

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