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To confront a wild boar invasion, Hong Kong turns to birth control 19.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Out of the darkness appeared a snout.

“Fei zhu! Fat pig!” 8-year-old Shino Chen shouted to her younger brother as she jumped up and down and pointed at a wild boar.

The hairy black pig, which must have weighed at least 150 pounds, grunted and snuffled through a flimsy, old fence along the sidewalk....

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How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful?
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Would you risk your life for a truffle? In Iraq’s desert, the dangerous search is worth the prize 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To reach Ekeyran, a place so desolate no one has bothered to put it on a map, you must abandon the bustle of Baghdad for a 173-mile jaunt to the city of Samawah, dodge camel caravans while driving over to Al Salman district — onetime home to Saddam Hussein’s harshest prison — then find a Bedouin...

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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the outdoor economy for their next act 6.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Can recreation and tourism benefit the regional economy and fill a gap left by the declining coal industry — sustainably?
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Elephant Meat May Be Used for Pet Food in Botswana 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Botswana, where trophy hunting is banned, currently has the largest elephant population on the continent.
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Colorado hunters warned about “zombie” deer as chronic wasting disease spreads 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Chronic wasting disease, a contagious disease that kills deer, has now spread to 24 states, including Colorado. And, while it has yet to happen, there is some concern it could spread to humans who hunt and eat the meat.
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Early Humans Hunted Monkeys, Turned Bones Into Weapons 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Targeting monkeys and squirrels allowed the first humans in Sri Lanka to colonize the rainforest environment.
Polar Bear 'Invasion' Is a Symptom of Climate Change 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most wild animals are averse to being so close to humans, so their incursions into our lives shows how desperate they are getting.
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Humans Eating World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Almost all animals of the 162 classified as threatened were in danger because of humans hunting the creatures for food or body parts.
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Close-to-home events: Ring in the Year of the Pig, sip wine, sample Shakespeare 6.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Fill up a February weekend with a film festival, wine tastings, rooftop Shakespeare and more.

Los Angeles

Choose from 170 new black films at the 27th Pan African Film and Arts Festival at the Baldwin Hills Cinemark. The festival screens films from documentary shorts to feature-length narratives...

Lions in Namibia Have Started Hunting Marine Creatures 4.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cormorants, seals and flamingos were found to make up around 80 percent of the diet of three lionesses studied.
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As grizzlies come back, frustration builds over continued protections 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keeps trying, and failing, to get grizzly bears taken off the endangered species list. Some worry that growing frustration could hurt ongoing efforts to protect the bears.
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The Dirty Truth About Oat Milk 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
Move over, almond and soy milk: An oat milk boom, as I argued in a piece last year, could help the Midwest solve some of its most dire agricultural issues. And now there’s new research out this month to help support the case for covering the region with oats. In states like Iowa, fertilizer runoff from […]
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It’s Time to Start Eating Roadkill 4.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. My mother texts me four photos of a dead moose the week I leave Alaska. It is freshly hit. The pebbled pink brains fanning across the pavement have not yet grayed in the brisk autumn air. The animal will not […]
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Japan should join the overwhelming majority of the world and stop whaling altogether 3.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gone are the days when the great whales were hunted across the globe. A worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling that went into effect 33 years ago has mostly put an end to the practice, reviving the numbers and prospects of the majestic sea creatures — although some whale species are still considered...

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Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point? 30.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In 1860, a young botanist raised in New York and schooled in Connecticut found himself on the payroll of the newly formed California Division of Mines and Geology. His job: Roam the vast, new state, taking samples and observations of plants and animals.

Over four years journeying across California,...

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Japan will resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic 26.12.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Japan announced Wednesday it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume hunting the animals for commercial use but said it will no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings of hundreds of whales.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the hunts will...

Herding reindeer in Canada's Arctic 23.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Hundreds of reindeer stampeded across the snowy tundra, shaking the ground under my feet like an earthquake. They sent up white clouds as they trotted to join the main herd of 3,000 gathered atop a frozen Canadian lake in minus-18-degree weather.

Kylik Kisoun Taylor, my guide and snowmobile driver,...

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The secret lives of wolves in Voyageurs National Park: They fish and eat berries 17.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wolves, as it turns out, might not be the bloodthirsty, moose-slaughtering, northwoods-roaming carnivores you always thought they were.
Former grain elevator manager faces federal charge after allegedly stealing millions 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Members of the elevator co-op discovered around $5 million had been stolen over the course of 15 years.
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