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Swedes Rush to Ditch Classic Nordic Names
World  (tags: Sweden, names, culture, change, history, Nordic, Scandinavia )

- 124 days ago -
Forget about Erik, Maja or Johan. More and more Swedes choosing to swap their traditional names for more unusual or downright bonkers ones.
As Large Animals Disappear, the Loss of Their Poop Hurts the Planet
Environment  (tags: megafauna, whales, poop, feces, nutrients, phosphorus, ecology, environment )

- 188 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 )

- 241 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 )

- 265 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 )

- 318 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 )

- 318 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 )

- 319 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 )

- 321 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
Iran Allows 500 Women to Attend Men's Volleyball World League Games for the First Time
World  (tags: iran, women, sports, spectators, volleyball, rights, gender, equality )

- 327 days ago -
Senior Iranian clerics have been opposing the move to allow women into the stadium as the sportsmen wear revealing clothes and the fans at times shout obscene chants.
Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Amur Tigers Are Roaring Back in Russia's Far East
Animals  (tags: amur, tiger, russia, siberia, conservation, comeback, protection, increase )

- 335 days ago -
Amur tigers are continuing their comeback in Russia's Far East, home to 95% of the global population. According to a new census, they now number as many as 540 - including about a hundred cubs - compared to perhaps as few as 420 a decade ago.
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