Browsing the "wildlife" Tag

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Idaho ends wolf extermination program (for now)

Good news, bad news. Idaho has halted a plan to eradicate two of the few remaining wolf packs in the US. But 9 animals have already been killed. Normally wolves are targeted by ranchers whose cattle are attacked (even though the government has compensation programs). But Golden Creek and Monumental Creek wolf packs live in the […]

January 27th

Los Angeles bans the bag!

  They did it! The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to phase out plastic bags over a 6-to-12-month period. What’s so bad about plastic bags? They guzzle petroleum, are used once, and after they’re tossed they stick around for thousands of years – trashing the landscape, strangling wildlife, and generally being icky. Acording to […]

May 23rd

What killed a million sardines in California?

State fishery biologists are conducting tests on some of the million-plus sardines from the Redondo Beach Harbor in southern California to determine the cause of a massive die-off on Tuesday, March 8, according to Andrew Hughan, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) spokesman. Approximately one million dead sardines were discovered in the Redondo Beach harbor […]

March 11th

Why are GMO crops being planted in Wildlife Refuges?

The good news: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settled a lawsuit by agreeing to stop allowing Genetically Modified (GMO) crops to be grown in National Wildlife Refuges. This only applies to Refuges in the Northeast, but it’s a start. The bad news – what the heck is going on here? Why on Earth are […]

February 3rd

Is Fracking Causing Blackbird Deaths and Earthquakes?

Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling. Officials are still telling people the recent fish and bird deaths in Arkansas and Louisiana that some have dubbed “aflockalypse” are perfectly normal – while also admitting they have no idea what really caused the die-offs. Stepping into that information vacuum, bloggers are asking if there’s a link between the deaths […]

January 6th

Climate Change and Wildlife

British wildlife hasn’t coped well with another year of unpredictable weather conditions, according to heritage body the National Trust. They say that butterflies, bees and other insects – along with the bird populations that rely on them to feed their young – were all hit by a second summer of “foul and abusive” weather in a row.

January 2nd