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Study finds major brands selling cat food that contain protected sharks

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative CommonsResearchers used DNA barcoding to find that cat food sold in Singapore from at least 16 different brands contained threatened species of sharks, including silky sharks...

Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area

by Maxwell Radwin - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe newly designated Isla Ají marine protected area covers over a total of 24,600 hectares (60,800 acres) of coastal, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems on Colombia’s Pacific coast. ...

UK man gets paid to watch ‘The Simpsons’ for its predictions of the future

(The AEGIS Alliance) - "Don’t have a cow man!" but there's a man in the United Kingdom who's living the dream of every diehard “Simpsons” fan.Alexander Townley undeniably came to be what dedicated viewers...

The United States suspends all avocado imports from Mexico

(The AEGIS Alliance) - The move is taking a ripe step but they'd better hold onto their Hasses.UPDATE: The U.S. began importing avocadoes from Mexico again only a few days after the stoppage.The United...

Photos: Caged protected species orangutan and more found in raid of Indonesian politician’s home

by Ayat S. Karokaro, Sri Wahyuni - MongaBay - Creative CommonsThe head of Langkat district had an illegal pet orangutan, authorities say. The politician is only the latest in a long line of public officials...

We’ve breached Earth’s threshold for chemical pollution, study says

by Elizabeth Claire Alberts - MongaBay - Creative CommonsA new study has found that the release of novel entities — artificial chemicals and other human-made pollutants — has accelerated to a point that we...

Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation

by Jenny Gonzales - MongaBay - Creative CommonsChemicals created to kill agricultural pests are being sprayed by aircraft into native forest areas. Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate and end...

Elephant flips over car with family in it at South African nature park

(The AEGIS Alliance) - Don't mess with mother nature. The family with children's animal safari simply became truncated.Tourists in South Africa got an even closer view of a wild animal encounter than they counted on...
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