California’s Only Known Wild Gray Wolf Pack Welcomes 3 New Pups

The pups were born to a mother in the Lassen Pack ― which lives in an area spanning Lassen and Plumas counties ― in April, “This pack has been on the landscape in California since 2016,” Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Kent Laudon Ranchers and farmers eradicated wolves in California in the 1920s. However, there’s been some known wolf presence in the state since 2011, when a radio-collared wolf from Oregon crossed state lines, according to the News. Members …

University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original …

World’s largest frogs can move rocks half their weight

In fact, the researchers were studying something completely different (they were studying the diet of Goliath tadpoles) when “we heard about the breeding behavior of the Goliaths and decided to investigate if it [were] true or not,” said study senior researcher Mark-Oliver Rödel, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum in Berlin. [15 of the Largest Animals of Their Kind on Earth] The 7.3-lb. (3.3 kilograms) Goliath frog is native to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. To learn more about …

Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act Amid Global Extinction Crisis

Three monthsafter leading scientists warned that humans have driven , the Endangered Species Act new regulations, unveiled on Monday, change Aaron Bernstein/Reuters Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during a congressional budget hearing on Capitol Hill in May 2019. Even as the administration was working to finalize the new Endangered Species Act rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the act with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was working to weaken or remove protections for threatened and endangered species, …

Top secret teens: The high schoolers recruited by the National Security Agency

Fort Meade, Maryland (CNN)Summer’s high school friends think she’s monitoring their phones and listening in on their conversations. They speculate about the “wild things” she does at work and jokingly accuse her of being a spy. The trio — who are all 18 and just graduated from high schools in Maryland – are among the more than 150 high schoolers in a work study program at the agency which gives them access and exposure to some of the country’s most …

Jaybirds caught fighting over lunch in stunning pics

Phil Clark, 40, snapped the colorful and noisy animals at a bird hide in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. (Credit: SWNS) ADORABLE ORPHANED BABY KOALA GETS ARM CAST AFTER FALLING FROM TREE “You don’t always see jays there because they are very intelligent and shy,” Clark said of the pictures taken on Aug. 3. “To see two of them fighting for food was extremely uncommon. They are quite territorial. They are vocal and they shout once they see another bird coming.” …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, …

Democrats Shouldn’t Get Hopes Up On Gun Buyer Background Checks

Earlier this year, the House passed two bills, HR8 and HR112, that would require background checks for all gun purchases, including sales at gun shows and direct sales between individuals. The need for legislation is obvious. Guns cause more than 36,000 deaths per year and account for nearly three-quarters of all homicides. Americans make up 4% of the world’s population but own nearly half of its firearms. Ninety-two percent of Americans, including 83% of gun owners, support universal background checks. …

The real price of buying cheap clothes

But how is that even possible? And what of the environmental cost of our shopping habits? The relationship between shopper and fashion industry may have become dysfunctional. Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is ‘stupid’ Boohoo’s recycled clothes ‘will not solve fast fashion waste’ MPs call for end to ‘throwaway clothes’ era A BBC Radio 4 investigation for the Today programme took us from Spain to Ethiopia as we examined whether the planet, and some of its poorest inhabitants, are footing the …

Lives of basking sharks caught on ‘SharkCam’

Secret lives of sharks Fieldwork for the SharkCam project – which is funded by WWF/Sky Ocean Rescue, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), WHOI and the University of Exeter – took place in the proposed protected area in the Sea of the Hebrides. Scientists used the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to follow basking sharks below the surface of the water. Climate change: Current warming ‘unparalleled’ in 2,000 years Atlantic Ocean ‘running out of breath’ Academics call for global action to tackle ocean …