In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, guards watching for human trespassers are befriending and even caring for the descendants of dogs abandoned when tens of thousands of people had to abandon their entire lives and flee when reactor 4 exploded in 1986. Their interactions, collected and documented through work from the BBC, tell a story of a spark […]
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(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The findings of a recent analysis conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that ecosystems suitable for harboring ticks that carry debilitating Lyme disease could be more widespread than previously thought in California, Oregon and Washington. Bolstering the research were the efforts of an army of “citizen scientists” who collected and submitted 18,881 ticks over nearly three years.
10 Years After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Two Men Are Still Living There Taking Care of Everyone’s Pets
When clouds of radiation began streaming into the air around the Fukushima nuclear plant, 160,000 residents were told to simply cut and run. However, it seems only 159,998 residents listened. The other two—Naoto Matsumura and Sakae Kato—remained. Evidently, the city possessed not one, but two men whose love of animals cracked through their innate sense […]
Yale Climate Connections (YCC) published an article yesterday asserting climate change is bad for our pets because it shortens and weakens winter, which prolongs flea-and-tick season. On the contrary, climate change benefits our pets because it shortens winter and prolongs…
Entomologists’ message is straightforward: We can’t live without insects. They’re in trouble. And there’s something all of us can do to help.
A new canine sleep study could serve as a baseline for research on chronic pain and cognitive dysfunction in dogs, potentially improving detection and treatment of these conditions.
Characterizing wildlife consumers to guide behavior change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis
A comprehensive new study into the key user groups in Indonesia’s bird trade offers hope for protecting species through behavioural change. Novel research has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’.
An analysis of ten different species finds that humans — followed by ferrets and, to a lesser extent cats, civets and dogs — are the most susceptible animals to SARS-CoV-2 infection.