Blog

End Of Daylight Saving Time Means More Auto/Wildlife Collisions – CBS Local

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has issued a warning for drivers in the high country as “fall back” occurs this weekend. They say the chance of crashing into wildlife usually increases this time of year. With daylight saving time ending this weekend, more cars will be on the road at the exact time most animals are on the move — in the evenings around dusk. “(We’re)”…

Wildlife refuges reorganizing because of staff, program cuts – Billings Gazette

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016

‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.title,85,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘ ‘+__tnt.truncateStr(oAsset.summary,iTextTrun,’…’)+’ ‘+ ‘

Alaska’s birds have an amazing set of survival tricks for getting through the winter – Alaska Dispatch News

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016

Biologist Susan Sharbaugh, formerly of the Alaska Bird Observatory, once spoke about the strategies birds employ to survive in our season of darkness and cold. She talked about the flighty birds that split, and the hardy few that stay. I thought I knew something about birds, but she kept delivering facts that were new to me. Among them:

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’ | Environment … – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016

When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there may be much more ‘intelligent life’ in the universe than previously thought, but it’s just here: on our planet. Since Goodall’s discovery, researchers have found numerous other mammals displaying high levels of intelligence, including the great apes, elephants, dolphins, orcas and many canine…

Endangered plant experts collect Minnesota’s orchid species – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016

CLOQUET, Minn. — Endangered plant experts in Minnesota are working to collect the state’s orchids as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s broader effort to bank the genetics of the over 200 orchids in North America before they’re gone. David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, is leading the project to gather and preserve the seeds of all 48 of the state’s native orchid species, 20 percent…

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there may be much more ‘intelligent life’ in the universe than previously thought, but it’s just here: on our planet. Since Goodall’s discovery, researchers have found numerous other mammals displaying high levels of intelligence, including the great apes, elephants, dolphins, orcas and many canine…

Endangered plant experts collect Minnesota’s orchid species – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

CLOQUET, Minn. — Endangered plant experts in Minnesota are working to collect the state’s orchids as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s broader effort to bank the genetics of the over 200 orchids in North America before they’re gone. David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, is leading the project to gather and preserve the seeds of all 48 of the state’s native orchid species, 20 percent…

Canadian military investigating mysterious ‘ping’ sound scaring sea animals – UPI.com

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

FURY, Nunavut, Nov. 5 (UPI) – The Canadian military is investigating a mysterious “pinging” sound heard emanating from the sea floor. The sound, also described as a “hum” or a “beep” has been heard in the Fury and Hecla Strait in the newest and largely uninhabited Canadian territory of Nunavut, according to the CBC. The area is a polynya, an area of open water surrounded by ice, which usually makes…

PETA slammed for ad comparing animals to human rape victims – Hamilton Journal News

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

The Huffington Post reported that the ad begins in black and white with women saying things like, “One man held me down, while another man touched me,” and, “I was so scared. I didn’t know what I had done wrong.”

National park tips: Where to plan your next picnic in San Francisco – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

You might not even think of it as NPS territory, but since 1994 San Francisco’s Presidio has been part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And it’s getting more interesting. This story includes several year-round options there (along with several other recent  S.F. temptations for travelers.)  The grassy old parade grounds are a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. On Thursdays (April through October) food trucks and fire pits are…

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there may be much more ‘intelligent life’ in the universe than previously thought, but it’s just here: on our planet. Since Goodall’s discovery, researchers have found numerous other mammals displaying high levels of intelligence, including the great apes, elephants, dolphins, orcas and many canine…

PETA slammed for ad comparing animals to human rape victims – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

The Huffington Post reported that the ad begins in black and white with women saying things like, “One man held me down, while another man touched me,” and, “I was so scared. I didn’t know what I had done wrong.”

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there may be much more ‘intelligent life’ in the universe than previously thought, but it’s just here: on our planet. Since Goodall’s discovery, researchers have found numerous other mammals displaying high levels of intelligence, including the great apes, elephants, dolphins, orcas and many canine…

Protecting The Wildlife In Africa With 21st-Century Technology – Huffington Post

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016

A big part of the problem, unfortunately, is rooted within local government that instead of protecting the wildlife, the threat is within government ranks itself. Just this past July 2016, as reported in Africa Geographic, a Kruger National Park ranger and a veterinary technician with the Government Department of Agriculture and Forestry, within the Animal Health Directorate, were arrested in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, South Africa for rhino…

Virginia Ads Paint Donald Trump as Threat to Animals – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Critics of Republican Donald Trump have cast his potential presidency as a threat to American citizens. The Humane Society Legislative Fund argues it’s a threat to animals, as well. Recent ads from the animal welfare group — which are airing in the battleground state of Virginia — begin with a…

Hard work, little reward: Nature readers reveal working hours and research challenges – Nature.com

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016

A poll answered by thousands of Nature readers suggests that nearly two-thirds have considered quitting research, and that almost 40% work more than 60 hours in a week. The fight for funding is the greatest challenge facing early-career scientists, readers said. When researchers were asked how the challenges in research have influenced their careers, 65% said they had considered quitting research, and 15% that they had actually quit. Around one-third…

Denali National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016

In 1917, about 2.1 million acres of Alaskan wilderness was designated as Mount McKinley National Park by President Woodrow Wilson, 42 years before Alaska even became a state in 1959. The park was renamed Denali National Park in 1980, at which time it nearly tripled in size. Today, the park encompasses just over six million acres, or 9,492 square miles, inclusive of the park, wilderness and preserve lands, and of…

Protecting Nature: The Photographs That Moved Them Most – TIME

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016

Wildlife photographers play a major role in preserving what’s left of our fragile ecosystem – from capturing the effects of climate change on our planet to documenting species on the brink of extinction as they can no longer adapt to the changes that surround them. The greatest wildlife photographers are highly skilled experts with a deep understanding of animal behavior. For them, the camera is a tool through which their…