Endangered vultures in Nepal are increasing in number thanks to a so-called vulture restaurant that provides a safe place for the birds to feast on dead animals. The vulture population had been decimated by a lethal drug used to treat inflamation in cattle but now, the restaurant's menu selections appear to be helping.
AFP (Aug. 1, 2012) A new fashion for having dogs as pets - rather than for dinner - is taking off in Vietnam. Pampered pooches can now be seen all over the country's capital, but even loving owners themselves find it ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Nov. 25, 2014) Take a stab at this -- stunt video shows a lamb chop's journey from an east London restaurant over 30 kilometers into space. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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June 29, 2015 Trees that can tolerate soil pollution are also better at defending themselves against pests and pathogens. 'It looks like the very act of tolerating chemical pollution may ... read more
June 30, 2015 Using the nation's weather radar network, two doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through ... read more
June 30, 2015 Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause ... read more
Nov. 17, 2011 Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the ... read more
May 11, 2011 The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists. However, the recovery of the wild ... read more
Dec. 12, 2010 The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands. A genetic comparison of Iberian and ... read more
Sep. 3, 2010 While vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according wildlife ... read more