Wildfires Increase by 13% in 2020, Humans to Blame

Wildfires Increase by 13% in 2020, Humans to Blame

In the past decades as climate change has continued to heat our planet, wildfires around the world have grown in frequency and destruction as the world’s potential to burn has increased. Just in the past 3 years, we’ve seen the devastation brought on by wildfires in California (where the entire town of Paradise was destroyed), […]

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Kangaroos: The Risks of the World’s Largest Wildlife Trade

Kangaroos: The Risks of the World’s Largest Wildlife Trade

by Sarah Newman, Dr. Dror Ben-Ami, Helen Bergen, Lee Rhiannon, and lauren Ornelas   How does a great six-foot tall adult male Red Kangaroo, elegantly bounding across Australia’s iconic orange desert, become a public health risk in the form of a steak in a supermarket cooler, or in a can of dog or cat food on […]

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Regrowth Seen in Australia’s Burned Forests

Regrowth Seen in Australia’s Burned Forests

In 2019 and 2020, about 20% of Australia’s burned during the country’s unprecedented wildfires. A proportion, that The Guardian noted, scientists believe is unprecedented globally. In fact, ancient forests that have previously survived geographic upheavals were feared to have been irrevocably damaged. However, new insight from ecologists in Australia is showing that many of these […]

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One Talented Kid:  The Winner of the 2020 World Wildlife Day Global Youth Art Contest

One Talented Kid: The Winner of the 2020 World Wildlife Day Global Youth Art Contest

Australian youth artist Tiarn Garland, 15, is the winner of the World Wildlife Day 2020 International Youth Art Contest, which was co-sponsored by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Secretariat, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  Titled “Here today….but tomorrow?”, Tiarn’s work depicts a […]

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One Crafty Thing:  Minnesota Crafters Are Sewing Pouches For Displaced Australian Kangaroos

One Crafty Thing: Minnesota Crafters Are Sewing Pouches For Displaced Australian Kangaroos

Seeing animals in need in Australia, a group of two dozen crafters and seamstresses from central Minnesota got together in a church basement and started sewing. Using donated cotton and flannel fabric, these crafty crafters have now made hundreds of bat wraps, wallaby hanging bags and lined pouches for baby kangaroos.  These items are designed […]

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James Murdoch Criticizes Father on Climate Coverage, Too Little Too Late?

James Murdoch Criticizes Father on Climate Coverage, Too Little Too Late?

The Murdoch family saga continues : as CNN reported, Rupert Murdoch’s son James and his wife are lashing out against his father’s sprawling media empire for how it covers the climate crisis, especially in light of the fires raging in the family’s native Australia.

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