“Rhino-Horn Auction by World’s Biggest Breeder to Go Ahead”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/rhino-horn-auction-by-world-s-biggest-breeder-to-go-ahead

An auction of rhino horns from the stockpiles of the world’s biggest private breeder will go ahead Monday after a South African court ordered that the government release permits for them.

“Dam it! How beavers could save Britain from flooding”

Have kit, will travel … Supporters say beaver power could be employed on river headwaters to protect Britain’s built-upon floodplains.

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Since their trial reintroduction in Devon, the animal’s engineering skills have reduced floodwater and created a paradise for local wildlife. Should we bring them back for good?

“UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter”

Last month two tonnes of ivory were crushed in Central Park in New York, in a display jointly organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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The new trade analysis, which is being released ahead of World Elephant Day on Saturday, will embarrass the government, after a call by Boris Johnson for “an all out ban” on ivory exports last month.

“Chimps may hold the secret to understanding psychopaths”

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/chimps-may-hold-the-secret-to-understanding-psychopaths/ar-AApPqKe?li=BBoPRmx&ocid=mailsignout

Psychopaths, characterised for their superficial charm, inhibition and callousness, have been studied extensively over the years. Now, a group of researchers are turning to our closest animal relatives for clues surrounding the personality disorder.

“Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder”

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-01/good-news-for-bees-as-numbers-recover-while-mystery-malady-wanes

The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component in the agriculture industry, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.

 

“Bison Returned From the Brink Just in Time for Climate Change”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-07-31/bison-returned-from-the-brink-just-in-time-for-climate-change

The Savory Institute made an eyebrow-raising claim: When done right, raising ruminant animals—or those that chew their cud, such as bison, goats, sheep and cattle—can not only improve grasslands but actually mitigate climate change.

“Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040”

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Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

“Saving Elephants, One Exotic Vacation at a Time”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-07-27/ethical-elephant-riding-in-thailand-at-anantara-golden-triangle

Anantara Golden Triangle in northern Thailand is one of the only places where you can ethically interact with the country’s elephants.

“U.K. Braced for Record-Breaking Wet Winters Blames Climate Shift”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-24/u-k-braced-for-record-breaking-wet-winters-blames-climate-shift

Changing weather patterns caused by increasing global temperatures means meteorologists can no longer rely on historical rainfall records to predict future weather events. Instead, a new supercomputer at the Met Office simulated thousands of possible scenarios using current climate patterns.

“Hot dogs: rising heat makes it too hot for Africa’s wild dogs to hunt”

African wild dogs at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

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Rising temperatures are making it too hot for African wild dogs to hunt and the number of their pups that survive is plummeting, according to a new study. The research is among the first to show a direct impact of increased heat on wildlife that appears well adapted to high temperatures.