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Danish researchers confirm that narwhals and belugas can interbreed

(University of Copenhagen) A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from the Natural History Museum of Denmark has allowed researchers to confirm the existence of a narwhal-beluga hybrid.

Obama EPA Spent $4.1 Million To Link Air Pollution To Eating Fast Food

Researchers were awarded more than $4 million by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to study whether exposure to air pollution led children to eat more fast food. The $4,146,875 grant was awarded in 2013 to fund a five-year study…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 2 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion is wildlife; he volunteers for…

Plants found eating salamanders in Canada

Plants are famous for producing their own food, but sometimes the cupboard is just too bare. For several hundred plant species around the world, life in nutrient-poor habitats has expanded the menu with a very different food source: animals. Carnivorous…

DiCaprio’s ‘Ice On Fire’ Doc Is A Climate Alarmist’s Dream

Leonardo DiCaprio returns, not as a starring actor, but as producer and narrator of a new climate documentary. “Ice on Fire,” now available through HBO, covers what director Leila Conners and her team view as the existential “climate crisis” facing…

Bug-eating pitcher plants found to consume young salamanders, too

Pitcher plants growing in wetlands across Canada have long been known to eat creatures — mostly insects and spiders — that fall into their bell-shaped leaves and decompose in rainwater collected there. But researchers have discovered that vertebrates — specifically, salamanders — are also part of their diet.