Month: December 2013

prion disease and TSE

Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. […]

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biodiversity

Elephants Never Forget Horrors Of Poachers A baby elephant, who was found guarding the body of her dying mother, has been rescued and is now rebuilding her life in Kenya’s only elephant orphanage (more on the orphanage below). Zongoloni spent the last moments with her mother who died from wounds inflicted by poachers hoping to steal […]

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biodiversity

India The Best Hope For Tiger Conservation Local school children in Chandrapur will rise as ‘Kids for Tigers’ today calling for protection of tigers and tiger habitat. A team of conservationists from across the country will begin a 1,200km-long ‘Tiger Cycle-Walk’ for the same cause from Moharli. The cycle-walk will proceed forward and reach Mumbai in […]

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biodiversity

Elephant Census Searching For Path To Survival A fleet of 18 light aircraft will notch up two years of flying time in 2014 to conduct the first aerial headcount of Africa’s elephants. Trained counters will attempt to take photographs of virtually every herd on the continent, which will then be used to verify their count. Dr. […]

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