Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Before Chicken Domestication, The ‘Exotic’ Birds Were Revered, Not Eaten

Remarkable and extensive new research has shed light on one of the true mysteries of animal domestication. This breakthrough research has revealed important new information about chicken domestication, Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Important Events Read Later 

German town orders cats to be kept indoors to save rare birds

Walldorf has ordered pet owners to keep their cats indoors during the crested lark’s breeding season.

Mercury Makes Male Birds Homosexual – What About Humans?

Remember how they’re turning the freaking frogs gay? Well, now it turns out they’re turning the birds gay too. Back in 2010 National Geographic ran an article “Mercury Poisoning Makes Birds Act Homosexual,” in which it was revealed that mercury poisoning from their environment was turning white ibises into homosexuals. Is this one of the […]

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Wiebe said efforts to capture and save more birds are ongoing. The affected species include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egrets. Other animals were also seen covered in oil, include alligators, nutria and river otters. A summary issued Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency said it had received 43 notifications of […]

CHINA – ‘FREE AS BIRDS’

China? [embedded content]… Unknown comments from CHINA- Nothing has changed here in China.  There may as well be no virus. At all.  All the hysteria in the West is completely absent here.  We’re all as free as birds.  No, seriously. It’s essentially no different now to when I arrived here six years ago.  Go where […]

Read Dr Fiona McQueen’s letter on 1080 poisoning & NZ’s native birds that the Wanaka Sun declines to publish

EWR comment: the 1080 issue is still as present as ever. It has been overshadowed more urgently at this blog by the CV VX rollout. The 1080 poisoning however continues, business as usual with currently the East Cape to be slathered with this deadly poison. Sixty years on and we still have the pests? How […]

China Denies Reports Of Bird Flu, Says There Are No Birds In China

BEIJING—There have been reports of a human case of a rare bird flu in China, but Chinese officials have dismissed the report saying it’s impossible for bird flu to be in China as there are no birds there. “It’s absurd to suggest there is bird flu in China because we have gotten rid of all […]

Birds and Biodiversity : The Pillar of life on Earth

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears ,as close to us and everyone in the world as universal as birds David Attenborough A healthy planet and rich biodiversity  are essential for our health and wellbeing.   The emergence of COVID -19 has underscored the fact that when we destroy […]

Biden administration restores protections for migratory birds

Back in 2017, the Trump administration had altered the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) so companies were no longer penalized for accidentally or incidentally harming or killing these birds, reported The Hill. The reversal of this much-needed bill “drastically weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law that protects most U.S. bird species,” writes AP […]

Cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh publishes new book “Cats and Birds”

TEHRAN – “Cats and Birds”, a book containing a collection of paintings and drawings by celebrated Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh has recently been published by Karnameh Publications in Tehran.  “The collection mostly includes paintings, drawings, and graphic designs, and they are not cartoons,” Derambakhsh said in a press release published on Monday. “I have been […]

Migratory birds wintering in northern Iran increased by 30%

TEHRAN – The population of migratory birds took flight to spend the cold season in the northern province of Mazandaran increased by 30 percent since the beginning of winter (December 21, 2020) compared to the same period last year, head of wildlife affairs at the provincial department of environment (DOE) has said. The annual census […]

US air pollution regulation saved over 1.5 billion birds

According to a new Cornell University large-scale study, federal environmental regulation has improved air quality resulting in saving over 1.5 billion birds in American skies over these last four decades.  “Our research shows that the benefits of environmental regulation have likely been underestimated. Reducing pollution has positive impacts in unexpected places and provides an additional […]

Hundreds of birds found dead in Rome

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More than 600 rats, birds, a goat & several varieties of marine life, possibly 1080-poisoned, washed up recently on Westport’s North Beach NZ

Remember this? one year on… Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch If you read the mainstream news you will no doubt be aware of the recent news from the South that’s gaining more momentum by the day … the 600 (possibly 1080-poisoned) rats washed up on South Island Westport beach. I’ve not reported on any of it […]

As hunting season kicks off, activists plead to spare birds in extinction danger

September 1 marks the beginning of Israel’s five-month hunting season, and environmental and animal rights campaigners want to ensure that it is the country’s last. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel on Tuesday appealed to hunters’ organizations not to target three species of bird that are in danger of extinction, even though […]

Hundreds Of Birds Suddenly Fall from the Sky In Mexico

Hundreds of birds, normally flying in large swarms in the city center, suddenly fell from the sky just in front of the State Government building of Parral, Mexico, baffling onlookers and officials, who have no ideas what just happened in front of them on February 25, 2018. The official version is a mysterious […]

Birds Falling From The Skies Like Leaves ….

“Beware, it would seem they are pulsing the skies in UTAH and when that happens a quake or other “event” is usually not too far behind.” – Richie From Boston Obviously their NATUE-AL navigation system was messed with, but reports from news outlets always play dumb. KCCI reports: More than 200 birds fell […]

Radiohead and Nick Cave– sing with the caged birds

Last summer Radiohead played Tel Aviv, and when fans at a Glasgow gig waved Palestinian flags to protest the event, the band’s frontman, Thom Yorke, lashed out, muttering on stage, “Some fucking people”. Months later, Nick Cave accused Palestinian human rights supporters of bullying and silencing artists like himself for crossing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) picket […]

Birds called ‘firehawk raptors’ are intentionally spreading fires in Australia

When you think of causes of fire in Australia, you might think of lightning or arsonists – but you probably don’t think of birds. But at least three birds of prey species spread wildfires in Australia, according to a new paper incorporating indigenous knowledge. Penn State University geographer and lead author Mark Bonta told National Geographic, “We’re not discovering anything. Most of the […]

Photos: Migratory birds in southwestern Iran

A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on December 28 IFP – IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Thursday, December 28, and picked headlines from… Source Article from http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/12/28/photos-migratory-birds-in-southwestern-iran/

Drones are causing more damage to airplanes than birds

(Natural News) Scientists from The Ohio State University are collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the dangers posed by “drones that share airspace with planes.” The collaboration is part of a multi-institution study on unmanned aerial systems. In November, a research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) published […]

Photos: First group of migratory birds arrive in Iran’s Karun river

IFP- Each year during the cold season, migratory birds choose one of the equatorial rivers or lagoons to spend the season. Iran annually hosts thousands of these birds. The Karun River in southern Iran is among the sites that host different types of gulls, herons, and shags in this season until the end of April. […]

Outlaws and Sheriffs in the Wild Wild Mid-East – A Birds Eye View

Andrew KorybkoGlobal Village The past week was very geopolitically eventful for the Mideast even by the region’s dynamic standards, which shows that a new international order is indeed being formed there but that serious challenges still remain to its ultimate fruition.  The prevailing trend is that the region is becoming more multipolar as the imminent […]

Cold weather is keeping birds from nesting and delaying blossoming of wild berry bushes in Finland’s north

     There is still plenty of snow in the forests of Lapland, and there is ice on many of its lakes and rivers. Spring has inched forward slowly and temperatures, especially at night, are frigid. Right now, the weather in Lapland is 4C-5C below the long-term average. The cold is being reflected in the late […]

Edward Snowden and fellow hacker, Andrew Huang wants to build an iPhone case that will tell you if the NSA is listening

     Edward Snowden wants you to know at all times whether the NSA is keeping tabs on your iPhone. Along with Andrew Huang, his coauthor and fellow hacker, Snowden presented his research on phone “hardware introspection” at MIT, which aims to give users the ability to see whether their phone is sending out secret signals […]

U.S. has no (reasonable) alternative but to work with Russia, but that doesn’t mean they’ll do so

     The US leadership appears to have finally understood that Washington and Moscow should join efforts to stop the bloodshed in and bring lasting peace to Syria, James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, told PressTV. But although US State Secretary John Kerry’s visit to Moscow is a good sign, it might not […]

Natural health indie journalist threatened by Alabama judge for reporting on CPS kidnappings

(NaturalNews) An independent journalist for Health Impact News was recently called before a judge, who implied that her news reporting might land her on the wrong side of the law. The warning came as part of a larger pattern by the Alabama justice system of intimidating those who have questioned the activities of […]

Rainstorms wreak havoc in southern China: 8 dead and 55,000 forced to evacuate

     Eight people died and four others were reported missing as rainstorms wreaked havoc in south China’s Guangdong Province on Friday. The casualties were all reported in Xinyi, a small, county-level city in Maoming, the press office of the Communist Party of China Maoming city committee said in a statement on Saturday. Xinyi was one […]

Tropical cyclone Fantala brings heavy rainfall and flooding in coastal Kenya; 5 inches of rain in 4 hours

     Tropical cyclone Fantala, the strongest on record in the Indian ocean, triggered spiralling winds that caused an insurgence of moist air from the Indian ocean to the adjacent coastlines of Kenya and eastern Tanzania. Prolonged heavy rainfall occurred as a result, lasting days from Wednesday, 13 April to 18 April 2016. This near week-long […]

Racially diverse ‘new majority’ set to reshape US public schools

From: csmonitor.com Americas public schools are a snapshot of a changing America: Since 2014, for the first time in the countrys history, a majority of those in public schools have been students of color. Thats more than just a statistic. The rise of this new majority promises to have sweeping effects […]

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