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Comment: Home sweet habitat: how animal agriculture is destroying our planet

Comment: Home sweet habitat: how animal agriculture is destroying our planet

Deadly fires. Unprecedented flooding. Major hurricanes. With an exponential increase in devastating weather events predicted for the next few decades, climate change will affect our homes significantly. So for World Habitat Day (October 3), let’s reflect on the effect of climate catastrophe on the homes of all species and what we can do about it. …

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Will Staats: Why would we abandon science in Vermont wildlife management?

John Aberth: Why are we killing the only animal that can increase wildlife habitat?

John Aberth is a volunteer Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator who rehabilitates beavers, raptors and other animals at Flint Brook Wildlife Rescue in Roxbury. “The conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.” This is the official mission statement of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. There is one animal …

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Anna Bolduc, owner of Bolduc Wildlife Rescue, cares for an orphan squirrel.

Brunswick County Bolduc Wildlife Rescue responds to shrinking habitat

Since her first memories, Anna Bolduc has always taken care of animals. “I remember when I was little my dad was helping this injured cottontail baby rabbit and I had to come up and pet him,” Bolduc said. “He really supported and facilitated attempts to help whatever came our way.” From nursing injured lizards to …

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Anthropocene

Farmers wiped out habitat to reduce disease caused by wildlife. For the birds, their efforts backfired.

A murderous year 2006 E.coli An outbreak linked to spinach on a farm in central California has prompted growers there to remove grasslands and woods bordering their fields, fearing they could harbor disease-carrying wild animals. It turns out that this strategy could have done more harm than good. Birds on California farms with nearby wild …

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Mapping tool aims to facilitate clean energy and wildlife conflict

Mapping tool aims to facilitate clean energy and wildlife conflict

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal As utilities and private developers scramble to replace coal-fired power plants with wind and solar farms, a new tool could help avoid conflicts with wildlife. By analyzing wildlife habitat and land use data, scientists at The Nature Conservancy found there was enough land in the central United States – …

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