For Rajasthan's camel herders the Pushkar fair is the one time of the year for them to sell off their young camels. But with demand for the animals in steady decline, many are returning home out of pocket and with unsold camels.
Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) Australian ecologists have recruited teams of citizen-scientists to help count koalas in New South Wales and Queensland. The iconic marsupial is listed as vulnerable in both states, but through ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 3, 2014) A new study found increased alcohol intake negatively affects sperm count in Danish men. Heavy drinkers' sperm count decreased by up to a third.
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AFP (June 11, 2013) Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders ... watch video
AP (June 2, 2014) A growing number of American homes are keeping African pygmy hedgehogs as pets. They have an internet fan base and breeders say they have huge waiting lists for the often cuddly hedgehogs. (June ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 8, 2014) Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president, defended the right of the white private game breeders to South African land on Saturday at a game auction that brought over $22 million. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 19, 2015) Polish farmers have been hit hard by record high temperatures, with crops and animal breeders most at risk of losing business. Ciara Lee reports on the heatwave that's disrupting a number of ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (May 9, 2015) Built especially for elephants, a swimming pool in India's western Rajasthan state provides relief to the jumbos from the scorching summer heat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 25, 2012) As Kenya annually suffers dry season, millions of livestock are at risk and people are short of food as the drought worsens.
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Aug. 31, 2015 Researchers have long been puzzled by two rapid and widespread changes in the abundance and distribution of North Pacific plankton and fish species that impacted the region's economically important ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 A new study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Among birds, the line between species is often blurry. Some closely related species interbreed where their ranges overlap, producing hybrid offspring. In the coastal marshes ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Thousands of new species are identified every year, and new and efficient methods are needed to document this diversity and to make information about new species available to ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 The process of endocytosis -- how cells 'eat' by absorbing molecules -- drives rapid embryonic healing, scientists have discovered. They suggest the results should be used to ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 As global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Now, ecologists have found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Viruses are able to redirect the functioning of cells in order to infect them. Inspired by their mode of action, scientists have designed a "chemical virus" that can cross ... read more
June 24, 2014 Evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels has been found by scientists – and humans could be next. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve been amazed at all the cross-species ... read more
Feb. 25, 2014 The coronavirus responsible for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is prevalent in camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been around for at least 20 years, according to a new ... read more
Feb. 3, 2014 Using radiocarbon dating, archaeologists can pinpoint the moment when domesticated camels arrived in the southern Levant. Their findings further emphasize the disagreements between Biblical texts and ... read more
May 28, 2013 By sequencing the genome of a Bactrian camel, researchers have made a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels. The study has laid the foundation for future scientific work ... read more