Month: April 2019

A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country. Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry.
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Quaker Parakeet by Yolanda, Saskatoon, Canada Life with companion parrots is a unique pet parent experience. While most people understand how to “go the extra mile” when caring for a dog or cat, we are often mystified on how to truly make our homes a sanctuary for our parrots. Certainly, a spacious cage with plenty
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National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas team with Governor Hutchinson at bill signing ceremony. Photo: Randall Lee/Office of the Governor Volunteers, bird advocates, college students, and Audubon chapter members traveled from all parts of Arkansas for a day at the capitol in Little Rock. In early March, Audubon Arkansas held its first grassroots lobby day advocating
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(Image Credit: Westend61 / Getty Images) Every day, there are thousands of cat videos uploaded to social media accounts all across the world. This is a great thing–who doesn’t love watching cat videos? But sometimes the sheer volume of feline footage can seem overwhelming. So every month here at CatTime, we sift through the huge
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For humans, one of the prerequisites of maintaining health is managing the weight of a body. And not only for humans, but the above statement also stands true for your pooch as well. It might be surprising for you but according to the Association for pet obesity prevention,” 56% of dogs in the United States
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What comes to mind when you think of a bird’s nest? Twigs, probably dry leaves, maybe some cattail fluff—perhaps even cigarette butts. Industrious creatures, birds construct their nests from just about any material they can get their claws on. From koala fur to shreds of plastic, if birds can make a nest from it, they will.  Problem is, many of the
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Prednisone for cats can treat a variety of illnesses and conditions. Prednisone and prednisolone are steroids used to reduce inflammation, treat some types of cancer, suppress the immune system, and act as an artificial replacement for glucocorticoid when the cat’s body is not making enough on its own. The drug works
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Wood Ducks. Photo: Steve Bly/Alamy This article has been adapted from the Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret A. Barker and Elissa Wolfson. You can also download a printable PDF of the instructions here.  These colorful ducks of forested wetlands were over-harvested for food and feathers throughout the nineteenth century. The Wood Duck’s steep decline was hastened by the
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Orange is an optimistic color. It radiates warmth, happiness, and an enthusiasm for life. Not surprisingly, orange cats are often considered friendly and loveable, while white cats are seen as distant and black cats as mysterious. According to researchers at University of California, Berkeley, the color of a cat’s fur can affect
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