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.
AP (Jan. 31, 2016) An Israeli vulture is safe at home after flying to neighboring Lebanon, a country which has strained ties with Israel. Lebanon had accused the bird of spying for the Jewish state. (Jan. 31)
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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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AP (Oct. 14, 2015) Along the East Coat, the oyster population has suffered a dramatic decline in recent decades. In New Hampshire, conservationists, restaurant workers and even oyster foster parents are working to ... watch video
July 21, 2016 New study provides insights into the evolution of Mucorales fungi, which cause a fatal infection in ever-increasing segments of patient population, and several molecular pathways that might be ... read more
July 21, 2016 Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological ... read more
Oct. 21, 2015 Vultures have a unique genetic make-up allowing them to digest carcasses and guard themselves against constant exposure to pathogens in their diet, according to the first Eurasian vulture genome. The ... read more
June 25, 2012 In face of what has become a precipitous slide toward extinction across the Asian continent, the vultures of Cambodia have persisted, giving conservationists hope that these important scavengers can ... 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