Animals – GBRI
 

Residents of Belushya Guba, a Russian town that falls in the Arctic archipelago, have lately had some unexpected visitors – Polar bears! The area even declared a state of emergency after more than 50 polar bears were spotted roaming through buildings, peering into homes and exploring populated areas. Polar bears mostly live on sea ice, where they […]

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Soon, it would be illegal to abuse or kill sharks and rays in Hawaii waters as the state lawmakers have proposed a ban on the same. The law is being supported by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Humane Society, and of course, many environmental organizations. Violators of […]

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The Earth’s biodiversity is shrinking at an alarming pace – and now scientists have warned that if the phenomenon continues, it will turn into a catastrophe of epic proportions threatening our entire civilization. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index details how human’s uncontrolled overconsumption of land, food and natural resources has eliminated a majority […]

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According to reports, Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling from next year – a move that has not gone down well with Australia and other anti-whaling countries. Kyodo news agency quoted unnamed government sources as saying Japan would abandon its controversial, and expensive, expeditions to the Southern Ocean and […]

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Badger culling is practiced in England to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. This year’s annual cull resulted in the killing of more than 32,000 badgers. It should be noted that badgers fall under protected species and therefore, minimum and maximum cull targets are set. However, in all but one case, the initial targets were […]

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Like so many other species inching towards extinction due to climate change and global warming, scientists noticed that the Adélie penguin population in the Antarctic was also on the decline. However, they found out earlier this year that the penguins were well and thriving on a chain of ‘secret’ islands, off of the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip. […]

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With Governor Phil Murphy signing the “Nosey’s Law”, New Jersey became the first US state to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. The law is named after a 36-year-old African elephant Nosey, who was forced to travel across the country with crippling arthritis. “I am proud to sign ‘Nosey’s Law’ and ensure […]

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