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Rats Help Each Other Out Just Like Humans Do

Rats Help Each Other Out Just Like Humans Do

motherearth February 6, 2018 0

Rats demonstrate cooperative behaviour similar to human beings, researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered. When offered food by a partner rat, the common Norway rat was more inclined to engage in

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Polar Bears Starving As Arctic Ice Vanishes

Polar Bears Starving As Arctic Ice Vanishes

motherearth February 4, 2018 0

Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists, opportunities to observe these animals are fleeting. In fact, scientists’ main resources for understanding basic behaviors of

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Here Are Your New Regulations For Support Animals Before Boarding Planes

Here Are Your New Regulations For Support Animals Before Boarding Planes

motherearth February 3, 2018 0

We all need a little emotional support or comforting every now and then. And for many of us, our animals can provide it. Some of us with severe anxiety, phobias, PTSD or other disabilities

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Farmer Saves Oldest Living Icelandic Sea Eagle

Farmer Saves Oldest Living Icelandic Sea Eagle

motherearth January 30, 2018 0

While out on a Saturday afternoon, a farmer in North Iceland noticed an eagle struggling along the banks of the Miðfjörður river. After watching the bird unsuccessfully try to fly, Þórarinn Rafnsson realized the

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How The Florida Coastal Conservancy Helped To Save Hundreds Of ‘Cold Stunned’ Turtles

How The Florida Coastal Conservancy Helped To Save Hundreds Of ‘Cold Stunned’ Turtles

motherearth January 27, 2018 0

The recent cold spell in Florida didn’t just surprise humans who aren’t used to those temperatures; it put sea turtles at risk, too. As water temperatures dropped below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the first

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The Eastern Cougar Has Officially Been Declared Extinct

The Eastern Cougar Has Officially Been Declared Extinct

motherearth January 26, 2018 0

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the eastern cougar subspecies (known as both Felis concolor couguar and Puma concolor couguar) officially extinct and removed it from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife.

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This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

motherearth January 20, 2018 Comments Off on This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

It’s not unusual for plants to stick, prick, or entangle their seeds into some hapless animal that steps too close in search of a meal or a place to rest. But one genus of

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Switzerland Rules That You Must Stun Your Food Before You Kill It

Switzerland Rules That You Must Stun Your Food Before You Kill It

motherearth January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Switzerland Rules That You Must Stun Your Food Before You Kill It

The culinary world isn’t lacking in controversial practices. To produce the delicacy foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed corn, and the calves used for veal are kept virtually immobile for their entire lives.

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N.J. Poised To Ban Elephants and Other ‘Exotic’ Animal Acts

N.J. Poised To Ban Elephants and Other ‘Exotic’ Animal Acts

motherearth January 11, 2018 Comments Off on N.J. Poised To Ban Elephants and Other ‘Exotic’ Animal Acts

New Jersey legislators have passed a bill that would ban exotic animals from circuses and fairs. If the bill becomes law, New Jersey would become the first state with such a ban. The legislation

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How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

motherearth January 11, 2018 Comments Off on How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

Ever wonder how alligators have managed to find their way in this ever-changing planet for the last 66 million years or so? Look no further than the American alligators that call North Carolina’s Shallotte River

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