The research and efforts to raise awareness of the plight of captive orcas and dolphins was largely initiated by a handful of women. This is their story.
By Jenny Griffin| 2016-11-22T11:47:46+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Biology, Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: Africa, African Grey Parrots, Alex, Cognition, Communication, Einstein, Endangered, Forests, Home Headline, ICYMI, Intelligent, Pets, Science Headline, Wild|
African Grey parrots are widely favored as pets due to their high level of intelligence and incredible abilities to “speak” and communicate. Yet, the same endearing qualities that makes them so popular as pets also increases their market demand, ultimately threatening wild populations.
By Roohi Moolla| 2016-11-22T12:09:20+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Environment, Events, Nature, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: Apogee, Astronomy, ICYMI, Mega Moon, Moon, Perigee, Science Headline, Supermoon|
A few months ago, I was driving home along the waterfront in the San Francisco Bay Area, and looked up to see a huge moon glistening over the water. The impressive sight happened to be a supermoon or a mega moon, which happens when a full moon is closest to Earth.
By Jenny Griffin| 2016-11-22T12:10:26+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: Africa, Anti-Poaching, Black Mambas, Culture Headline, Elephant, Female, Girl Power, Home Headline, ICYMI, Leaders, Rhino, Science Headline, Women|
Illegal poaching in Africa has decimated wildlife such as rhino and elephant, which are targeted for their horns and tusks respectively. These items are smuggled to Asia, where they fetch high prices on the black market. Now a specially trained anti-poaching unit — the Black Mambas — comprised almost entirely of women, is taking the poachers head on, with remarkable success in the area in which they operate.
By Sandie Muncaster| 2016-10-20T17:09:26+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories Headline|Tags: Abuse, Animals, Circus, Conservation, Elephants, Home Headline, Nature, Science Headline, Trainer|
Performing circus elephants have gone through years of abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear. But at what cost? The "tricks" these magnificent beasts perform are a result of the cruel, inhumane treatment they've received since the time of their abduction in the wild throughout their horrific journey as part of the circus trade.
By Patricia Salem| 2016-10-03T10:52:57+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Animal Welfare, Culture, Gender, Horses, Off-track, Politics, Racehorse, Rescue, Science Headline, Slaughter, Thoroughbred, Tracks|
The Dark Side of Being a Horse in America: Horse Slaughter and the Politics of Change After a nearly 20-year career as a ballet dancer, I know what a beat-up body feels like. Cold weather, rain, extreme physical exertion, or even sleeping in the wrong position can spell misery for weeks. It seems like [...]