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Braaing On Heritage Day - You May Want to Ask How That Beef Got to Your Plate - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 2014-09-24 14:21

Braaing On Heritage Day - You May Want to Ask How That Beef Got to Your Plate
AllAfrica.com
While research in South Africa is slim, because of industry secrecy (see this survey of antimicrobial usage in animals in South Africa with specific reference to food animals in the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association), some suggest ...

Hyenas, jackals feast at vulture restaurants - BBC News

Wed, 2014-09-24 11:34

BBC News

Hyenas, jackals feast at vulture restaurants
BBC News
By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News. vulture and ... The research consisted of repeated "scat surveys" (dung counts) at two nearby sites in South Africa. ... The scientists have recommended a new strategy to help boost vulture numbers ...

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"Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming" Premieres November 18 on Animal ... - The Futon Critic

Wed, 2014-09-24 01:40

"Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming" Premieres November 18 on Animal ...
The Futon Critic
Basketball superstar and wildlife advocate Yao Ming travels to Africa in SAVING AFRICA'S GIANTS WITH YAO MING, which premieres Tuesday, November 18, at 10 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet. ... Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and ...

Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation - BBC News

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:17

BBC News

Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation
BBC News
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020. There have been fears that the ...

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Researchers Are Saving Sea Cows, Rhinos, And Other Animals With Drones - Business Insider Australia

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:43

Business Insider Australia

Researchers Are Saving Sea Cows, Rhinos, And Other Animals With Drones
Business Insider Australia
... animals because of the noise. Cue Amanda Hodgson, a researcher at Murdoch University in Australia, who is taking a different approach to marine research: She's using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones. ... Perryman, who works ...

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Premature Deaths Multiply as Climate Changes - Scientific American

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:56

Scientific American

Premature Deaths Multiply as Climate Changes
Scientific American
Also, climate change may allow some tropical and subtropical crops to thrive at mid-latitudes where they previously did not grow, but such changes could also improve conditions for crop pests and the spread of plant and animal diseases. Reprinted from ...

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Animal tales can teach us - Albany Times Union

Tue, 2014-09-23 10:01

Animal tales can teach us
Albany Times Union
Inability to let go: An expedition of scientists was on a mission to capture a particular species of monkey in Africa. It was important the monkeys be brought back alive and unharmed. Using their knowledge of monkey behavior, the scientists devised a ...

Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation - BBC News

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:14

BBC News

Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation
BBC News
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020. There have been fears that the ...

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