Tag Archives: Organisms

17Nov/17

Elephant advocates trumpet outrage over new Trump hunting rule

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (NOVEMBER 2013) (REUTERS) – U.S. conservation groups lashed out this week against a White House decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African nations to bring home the endangered animals’ tusks or other body parts as souvenirs. Continue reading

12Nov/17

White truffles – how to find them, eat them and sell them

ALBA, ITALY (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alba in the north western region of Piemonte is known as Italy’s white truffle capital. Licensed truffle hunters forage from autumn through late February with dogs trained to recognize their scent. Growing spontaneously in the earth in just a few regions of Italy and central Europe, white truffles have a unique flavour and aroma. Continue reading

31Aug/17

Climate change may be making bears vegetarian

Grizzly bears on Kodiak Island changed their diets and started eating berries instead of salmon because of climate change, according to a new study. Continue reading

30Apr/17

AfrikaBurn brings artwork to South African desert

China Central Television (CCTV) – A temporary city of art has been created in the desert of South Africa during the annual AfrikaBurn event in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape.
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02Apr/17

China to shut down all ivory factories, retail stores in 2017

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.
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21Mar/17

Flower handouts in Chicago on first day of spring

Chicago residents in downtown are treated to handouts of spring flowers on the first official day of spring to help create awareness about the importance of bee pollination.

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16Feb/17

Zoo prepares to say bye-bye to Bao Bao

Officials at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington prepare giant panda Bao Bao for her trip to China.

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23Jan/17

Understanding your pet’s emotions with wearable tech

The latest wearable technology for pets promises to help owners understand the emotions of their animals, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading