For 15 years, Irish anthropologist Martina Tyrrell has studied the relationship between humans and animals in Arviat, an Inuit community on the west coast of Hudson Bay, where the townspeople are increasingly having to cope with a large and dangerous visitor – the polar bear. It’s a Sunday afternoon in mid-October. I’m standing near the […]

via The White Bears are Back. — Old Guv Legends


Originally posted on The CABI Blog: By Giuseppe Mazza and Elena Tricarico, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy Mosquitoes are often the first species we think of when it comes to human health Invasive species are becoming a popular topic in newspapers: when articles appear, they mainly report the damages invasive species can cause to…

via The impact of invasive species on human health — The Invasives Blog

By Kirk Mitchell as published in/on the Denver Post Drought, fire damage means more horses will die this winter, group says A herd of 800 wild mustangs have been able to cross burned areas of the Boone Draw wildfire to access water tanks set up for them, but advocates worry that the fire consumed grass […]

via 800 wild mustangs cross northwest Colorado wildfire burn area to reach emergency watering tanks — Straight from the Horse’s Heart