Day: November 18, 2019

New research into badger dispersal could minimize bovine tuberculosis spread

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Zoology researchers from Trinity, working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have unlocked the secrets of dispersing badgers. Their research, reported today, has major implications for implementing vaccination programs to limit the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The findings…

‘Keystone was a turning point’: U.S. environmentalists claim credit for slowing down oilsands expansion | CBC News

The plan to weaken Alberta’s oilsands came together in a Minneapolis hotel. It was the fall of 2008, and a group of NGOs spent part of a conference there brainstorming tactics for slowing down the growth of the oilsands. They identified pipelines as an ideal target.Students protesting against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline march to…

Plans to save species from extinction are ignoring climate change

Environment 18 November 2019 By Michael Le Page Many species in the US are under threatTerry Thomas / Alamy Stock PhotoClimate change is a threat to hundreds of endangered animals, but conservationists aren’t taking this into account in their plans to save the threatened species. That’s the finding of Aimee Delach of conservation organisation Defenders…