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As Large Animals Disappear, the Loss of Their Poop Hurts the Planet
Environment  (tags: megafauna, whales, poop, feces, nutrients, phosphorus, ecology, environment )

- 33 days ago -
The world that was once home to mammoths and towering dinosaurs can now barely maintain stable populations of rhinos and whales. But according to a new study, we've got more to mourn than just the animals themselves. We've lost their feces, too...
Sweden: Blackbird Wins National re-Election
Animals  (tags: blackbird, national bird, vote, election, sweden )

- 86 days ago -
What is called Sweden's best songbird, the koltrast or blackbird (Turdus merula), was officially voted in as Sweden's national bird. The blackbird took the office in a nation-wide vote.
Tasmanian Devils on Mainland Would Reduce Feral Cats and Foxes, Study Finds
Environment  (tags: tasmanian, devil, reintroduction, australia, native, wildlife, cats, foxes )

- 110 days ago -
Reintroducing Tasmanian devils to the Australian mainland after a 3,000-year absence would drastically improve the fortunes of native wildlife by curbing the spread of feral cats and foxes, research has found.
Eastern Cougar Extinct, No Longer Needs Protection, Says US Conservation Agency
Animals  (tags: eastern, cougar, extinct, protection, usa, canada )

- 163 days ago -
Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, US wildlife managers have said.
Sixth Mass Extinction Is Here
Environment  (tags: earth, sixth, mass, extinction, species, lost, humans )

- 163 days ago -
The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction. Not since the age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago has the planet been losing species at this rapid a rate. And humans are likely to be among the species lost.
Sweden Announces First Centre for Raped Men
World  (tags: sweden, rape, men, victims, clinic, hospital, first )

- 164 days ago -
A hospital in Stockholm is set to become the first in the country with an emergency department specifically for male rape victims. The clinic at Sodersjukhuset is scheduled to open this autumn.
Denmark's Green Alternative: Organic, Meat-Free and Poised for Breakthrough
World  (tags: denmark, politics, election, party, alternative, organic, meat-free )

- 166 days ago -
They have campaigned for a 30-hour working week, for 100% organic agriculture in Denmark, and meat-free days in public institutions. Now, The Alternative âEUR" a political party formed less than two years ago to champion a green agenda âEUR" could hold the
Demand Protection of Bengali Mangroves ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, forests, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 172 days ago -
Protect the Sundarban mangroves from deforestation and industrial development
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