Month: November 2019

Spending an afternoon or evening at your local bar or pub is always a fun time and little kitty Eli totally agrees! This cute ginger cat from Liverpool, UK, loves heading down to his local pet friendly pub, Brewdog, to hang out and enjoy a glass of lactose-free milk with his owner and favourite drinking
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So, your cat means the world to you and you want to give him the absolute best food for his body. Given the chance, your cat is an absolutely stellar hunter but you’re not really keen on the “presents” he leaves on the front step. But you get it. Cats are carnivores and meat is their
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Julie Jedlicka checking on a Western Bluebird nest box in a California vineyard. Photo: Laura Barrow Wouldn’t it be great if you could raise a glass of cabernet after a day of birding and know your libation’s producers care about birds as well as grapes?  We already have some bites and beverages that trace bird-friendliness to
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Ever wish your puppy could stay small forever?  Meet Ranger — a 2-year-old German shepherd dog who tips the scale at only 17 pounds.  Ranger isn’t a “mini.” The unique dog suffers from a rare genetic mutation called pituitary dwarfism, a condition found primarily in German shepherd and wolfhound breeds. Ranger’s growth hormone deficiency leaves
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Summer Tanager. Photo: Joanne Wuori/Audubon Photography Awards Groundwater takes thousands of years to accrue—and sometimes—just decades to deplete. When too much is pumped out of the ground too fast—as we have seen throughout Arizona—entire river stretches and the ecosystems and wildlife that rely on that water can be depleted. The quality of this fossil resource
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Climate change does not just affect humans. We share this planet with an abundance of other species, plant and animal alike. Unfortunately, some animals are affected more immediately based on their habitat. Arctic animals, for instance, are especially losing their homes and running out of food to eat. Polar bears are seriously suffering with the
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You can spend a small fortune on the world’s finest binoculars, but you don’t have to break the bank in order to purchase a pair of optics that are great for birding. All of these bins deliver bright images and good—in some instances great—fields of view at a modest price. To make the most of your investment,
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Bright images, accurate color, and good resolution are characteristics of all of the high scorers in this category.  This group was our largest, putting 13 pairs of binoculars head-to-head. It was also highly competitive. Three products missed inclusion in the top five by less than one-tenth of a point—such a narrow margin that we felt it
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Wild Turkey. Photo: Shayna Marchese/Great Backyard Bird Count This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide.  Transcript:  This is BirdNote. There’s a rich and interesting history behind America’s favorite holiday bird. Farmyard turkeys were domesticated from a species called
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Paris City Council voted November 15 to ban circuses that use wild animals. The ban begins at the end of 2020 and will end land authorizations for circus acts to use wild animals in the city. Paris has been discussing this for two years and the city has finally acted. The council will provide monetary
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Wild animals shouldn’t be forced out of their homes or killed just because people consider them a nuisance. But unfortunately this is the case with many animals around the world. The city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan was recently culling stray dogs by poisoning them to keep the streets empty for a music festival. Lead Image Source :Vinnikava Viktoryia/Shutterstock
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