Tag: wildlife

  • Plastic Pollution in Oceans Causing Reproductive Problems for Ocean Wildlife

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    Plastic pollution is becoming a major problem for ocean wildlife. Organisms that ingest plastics are subject to hormone disruption and issues with reproduction that affect their overall health, a new study finds. Wildlife around the world is exposed to plastic pollutants called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Not much is known about how these chemicals affect marine […]

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  • New Wildlife Campaign To Take Action Against “Pest” Bird Killings

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    The killing of thousands of “pest” birds each year including crows, rooks, jackdaws, magpies and woodpigeons is to be challenged in court by wildlife campaigners including Chris Packham. Wild Justice, a group newly created by Packham and fellow conservationists Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay, is launching legal action against Natural England, the government’s conservation watchdog, […]

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  • Chernobyl Today: Visiting Prypyat 33 Years After Nuclear Catastrophe

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    It was the first nuclear accident of its kind sending a cloud of radioactive material halfway across the world. The world didn’t know how to react. This uncertainty was made worse by the fact that the Soviet Union (now territory belongs to Ukraine), where the Chernobyl Power Plant was located, didn’t disclose the full extent […]

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  • Antarctic Wildlife Reserve is Backed by the UK Government

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    The UK government has thrown its weight behind the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, covering a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean. The massive 1.8m sq km reserve – five times the size of Germany – would ban all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and parts of the Antarctic […]

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