Global food waste creates more carbon than any country, except the US and China


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Global food waste creates more carbon than any country, except the US and China

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September 12, 2013

 

A new report called „The Food Wastage Footprint [pdf]“ produced by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has found that globally about a third of the food produced for humans is wasted and this is creating a huge increase in carbon emissions, as well as a major waste of water. …. https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/globally-13-food-produced-wasted.html

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Thousands of hogs die in huge barn fire


Thousands of hogs die in huge barn fire

<img class=“story-img“ src=“http://vipmedia.globalnews.ca/2015/04/hog-barn-fire.jpg?w=282&h=188&crop=1″ alt=“A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne. “ />; A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne.

A massive blaze destroyed a barn holding thousands of hogs in the RM of Ste. Anne.

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WINNIPEG — Thousands of hogs were killed during a barn fire in the RM of Ste. Anne Friday afternoon.

Steinbach RCMP responded to the fire around 12:45 p.m. roughly five kilometers south of Highway 1 on Highway 12.

READ MORE: Homes evacuated after grass fire near Steinbach

It’s believed there were 3,000 hogs in the barn and none made it out alive according to Steinbach RCMP.

The fire was extinguished by 3:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the fire and no damage estimate is available.

Fire crews remain on the scene and investigations continue into the cause of the blaze.

ANIMALS? ARTS? „Caterpillars of the US north-east – in Pictures“ BEAUTIES TheGuardian


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Caterpillars of the US north-east – in Pictures

Since he was a boy, New England-based naturalist and photographer Samuel Jaffe has been fascinated by caterpillars. From 2008, he has been photographing as many different local types as he can, capturing the survival techniques and defensive adaptations of these remarkable and beautiful creatures.

His work and passion has resulted in the Caterpillar Lab, an educational, non-profit organisation promoting the diversity of caterpillars of the American north east.

An exhibition of his work, Life on a Leaf Edge, is taking place at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, until 27 September, 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/jul/10/caterpillars-of-the-us-north-east-in-Pictures

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Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers


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Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

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Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Published: 04 Jun 2015 14:46 GMT+02:00  http://www.thelocal.de/20150604/hand-raised-wolves-to-boost-wolf-numbers

A new wolf enclosure in the Hunsrück-Hochwald national park opened at Pentecost (24th May) and will welcome the wolves brought as a pack when they are weaned.

But for now, they are being nursed in the small village of Kempfeld by a team led by animal carer Luise Reis (28).

„The European wolf belongs in our forests here and will come back one day,” Reis said.

Introducing the new cubs will bring the total number of packs in Germany up to around 30. Until then, they require round-the-clock care.

„It’s like being a human mother with sextuplets; exhausting, nerve-racking and it makes me completely happy,“ Reis…

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Wolves of Yellowstone Documentary : Our wonderful Planet


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Wolves of Yellowstone Documentary

07.12.2014

When Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872, gray wolf (Canis lupus) populations were already in decline in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The creation of the national park did not provide protection for wolves or other predators, and government predator control programs in the first decades of the 1900s essentially helped eliminate the gray wolf from Yellowstone. The last wolves were killed in Yellowstone in 1926. After that time, sporadic reports of wolves still occurred, but scientists confirmed that sustainable wolf populations had been extirpated and were absent from Yellowstone during the mid-1900s.

Starting in the 1940s, park managers, biologists, conservationists and environmentalists began what would ultimately turn into a campaign to reintroduce the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. When the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was passed, the road to legal reintroduction was clear. In 1995, gray wolves were first reintroduced into Yellowstone…

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BULL CRYING – TORO ILORANDO: BORIS


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English: Boris the bull was rescued by Hillside Animal Sanctuary in England, from an industrial farm where the awful conditions under which animals are kept made him ill. Once rescued, he was cared for at the sanctuary, but he didn’t survive. Before he died with the carer by his side, he cried, real tears, perhaps from gratitude to his carer, perhaps from sadness because he knew he was losing the battle. All animals have feelings and suffer.

Español: Boris el toro fue rescatado por Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Inglaterra, de una granja de producción industrial donde las espantosas condiciones de existencia lo habían enfermado. Aunque una vez rescatado se le proporcionaron todos los cuidados, no logró sobrevivir. Antes de morir, Boris lloró con su cuidadora, quizá por agradecimiento, quizá por pena por no tener ya mas fuerzas. Todos los animales sienten y sufren.

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THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTIC : FRONTLINE: A SUMMARY


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The Trouble with Antibiotics

October 14, 2014 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/

FRONTLINE explores the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.

(53:41) FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.

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Researchers Keep Finding More Ways Our Flawed Agriculture Model Breeds Antibiotic Resistance


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Researchers Keep Finding More Ways Our Flawed Agriculture Model Breeds Antibiotic Resistance

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By Dr. Mercola

American farmers routinely use antibiotics to make their livestock grow bigger and faster (in addition to preventing disease caused by cramped, filthy quarters, and an unnatural diet). As a result of decades of this practice, antibiotic-resistance in humans has dramatically risen.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 (CDC), two million American adults and children become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and at least 23,000 of them die as a direct result.

A recent report commissioned by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, estimates that by 2050 antibiotic resistance will have killed 300 million people; the annual global death toll reaching 10 million. Experts are now…

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