Animals

Spices Could Be An Effective, Inexpensive Option To Reducing Methane Emission

July 20, 2010 / 1 Comment

For years, methane emissions by dairy animals have been a cause for concern to environmental activists. Now, scientists have found that some spices can reduce the amount of methane that is produced by the animals. Latest research says that adding coriander and turmeric to the animals’ diet can drastically reduce the methane causing bacteria in the animal’s gut. Animals like ...

Ferrets Laying Broadband Cables for Rural Areas

April 2, 2010 / No Comments

Ferrets have been used to lay cables for numerous occasions, and currently, the animals are providing services for Virgin Media. The Internet Provider is using the animal to lay cables and look for for damages in the underground network. They've been at work for nearly one year, and will supposedly help bridge the "digital divide."

17 Florida Panthers Killed in Road Accidents in 2009

January 8, 2010 / No Comments

The Florida panther is getting dangerously close to extinction, with only about 100 of them left in the wild. To make matters worse, just last year 17 of them perished in car accidents, according to Defenders of Wildlife. The number sets a new record - a grim one.

Biologist Takes a Trip to the Amazing World of the Giant Manta Ray

November 11, 2009 / 3 Comments

Precious little is known about the giant manta ray fish, and Biologist Andrea Marshall got to know them slightly better thanks to a first hand experience with the fish. She calls them "the most beautiful underwater birds" and simply looking at the images, we can clearly understand what she means.

Photos Show the Shocking Effect of Plastic on Albatross Chicks

October 27, 2009 / 2 Comments

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is known to be an "island" of trash, mainly plastic, floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is well known that it has vastly negative effects for marine life, and these shocking pictures from photographer Chris Jordan drive the point home.

Rare White Lion Cubs Ready for the Public Eye

October 26, 2009 / No Comments

People visiting the West Midlands Safari Park near Bewdley in Worcestershire, UK will get a chance to see a very rare sight. Three white lion cubs in the Safari Park are now old enough to be viewed by the public. White lions as it is, are a very rare breed, with a count in 2004 putting their number at just ...

Dog Day Afternoon

October 14, 2009 / No Comments

[gallery columns="2"] It’s a raining, overcast day and my favorite Labs are sleeping at my feet.  I think they feel the laziness the dreary day brings. Later, they will be up and about and I will take them on one of their daily long walks.  They have places to go, things to sniff and business to take care of.

Poor Cow – Part 2

October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6631" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cow gang in the morning"][/caption] The article mentioned in part one, suggests you not eat meat in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse gas (methane) caused by cows.  I propose that human emissions of methane could eclipse that of the cows raised for meat if we follow that advice and limit our intake to non-meat food.

Poor Cow – Part 1

October 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6605" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cows and wind turbines"][/caption] I came across an interesting article on combating global warming.  Aside from a picture of a cow with a gas-mask device to capture cow belches, another picture (see after the jump) shows another methane capture device.  Intended to capture cow farts, I can just feel sorry for the cow.  That hose feeding the ...

US May Take Humpback Whale Off Endangered Species List

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

New data shows that humpback whale populations have been growing steadily over recent decades, and as a result, the U.S. government may take the humpback whale off the endangered species list. Last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received results from an extensive study showing that the north Pacific humpback whale ...