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How to Save Local Wildlife this Pool Season

How to Save Local Wildlife this Pool Season

By Madison Pravecek We are well past Memorial Day which means one thing for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere: pool season! While you may be really excited to use your personal or community pool, for many small animals pools can be quite treacherous. When frogs, chipmunks, salamanders, insects, or other animals enter a […]

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One Cool Thing: Captured Belugas Return to Icelandic Sanctuary

One Cool Thing: Captured Belugas Return to Icelandic Sanctuary

After being captured from the while and performing for years in a Shanghai aquarium, two 12-year-old beluga whales named Little Grey and Little White will be flown to a whale sanctuary in Iceland where they will be able to live out the remainder of their lives. Their new sanctuary is roughly 6,000 miles from Shanghai, […]

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New US-Canada Study Shows Right Whale Deaths Overwhelmingly Caused by Humans

New US-Canada Study Shows Right Whale Deaths Overwhelmingly Caused by Humans

A joint U.S.-Canada scientific paper published yesterday in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms looked at the causes of death for 70 North Atlantic right whales within the 16-year time period between 2003 and 2018 and found that of the 43 for which the researchers could determine a cause of death, nearly 90% were a direct result of entanglement in fishing lines and vessel collisions.

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One Cool Thing: Millennials are Taking Up Birding as a Hobby

One Cool Thing: Millennials are Taking Up Birding as a Hobby


When you think of birding you might think of a nice older man sitting in the woods with a book of native bird species a pair of binoculars around his neck. But this week we’ve conveyed that Millennials are defying stereotypes in all sorts of ways including the fact that conservation agencies are reporting more […]

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One Pride Thing: Denver Zoo’s Hottest New Couple

One Pride Thing: Denver Zoo’s Hottest New Couple

In honor of Pride Month, the Denver Zoo introduced a same-sex flamingo couple they have named  Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury.  The couple has been “together” since 2014, according to the zookeepers there.  Apparently, the zoo names all its flamingos after musicians and they wanted to name these two after LGBTQ+ icons.  According to Live […]

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Pets Increasingly Getting Their Due Thanks To Millennials

Pets Increasingly Getting Their Due Thanks To Millennials

Millennials are much more likely to enjoy their job and want to stay if they are allowed to bring their pets to work, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance.  And a millennial who sued the Meeker Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado for violating the federal rights of tenants with disabilities by charging a fee for companion animals recently agreed to settle his case against the authority for nearly $1 million.  Millennials are increasingly forcing a change in U.S. society’s attitudes toward pets.  

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