The government of China is reportedly recommending a coronavirus treatment that includes bear bile. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reported today that a list of recommended treatments for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 published by the Chinese government earlier this month includes injections of a traditional medicine called “Tan Re Qing,” which contains bear
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WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has proposed to approve genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges throughout the southeastern United States, a step likely to increase use of glyphosate and other pesticides known to harm wildlife. The Obama administration acted in 2014 to phase out GE crops on all national wildlife refuges following a successful decade-long
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Two suspected rhino poachers have been killed in a shootout at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on Sunday. She said that “courageous field staff, who work in dangerous conditions”, encountered three armed suspected rhino poachers on the night of 6 March. Alleged rhino poachers captured with new technology being used
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Snow Goose being tested for bird flu in Barrow, Alaska. Photo: Al Grillo/AP COVID-19, the viral disease gripping the globe, is not bird-related. Researchers believe it likely came from bats. Still, this pandemic understandably provokes fear about wildlife diseases and so provides an opportunity to clear up confusion surrounding the question, “can birds get you sick?” Karel
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Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards In March, we asked a group of some of our most loyal and engaged members (who participate in Audubon’s Donor Insight Panel survey) to share a conservation victory or personal experience that gave them the inspiration or strength to keep working
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Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards In late February, National Audubon Society held a Climate Solutions Q&A Call with Vice President/Interim Chief Scientist Chad Wilsey and Senior Climate Scientist Brooke Bateman. Like many of our members, Bateman was introduced to birding by her grandmother and grew up listening
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Although Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) primarily “manages” wolf populations using hunters and trappers, the agency also authorizes its “control actions” in areas where regulated killing is deemed as an insufficient tool to meet “management” goals. Idaho’s Lolo Elk Management Zone is in a remote area of the Clearwater National Forest. It’s a steep and
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There’s this one characteristic of cats that makes them stand out from other pets – they are mysterious. The history has its own wheel-spinning that changes the beliefs and significance of black cats in different countries as well as different regions, to be precise. Whether a sign of good luck or alerting bad luck, irrespective
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