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Day: August 13, 2019

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EPA reauthorizes use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

Update 16/08/2019: The decision has been reversed thanks to substantial public outcry The US Federal Government has given the green light for the M-44, a spring loaded trap filled with sodium cyanide, known as ‘’cyanide bombs’’ being used again. These poison bombs are used to kills pests, including foxes, coyotes and wild pigs. The animals …

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Since 2014, India’s Tiger Population In India Has Increased By 33 Percent!

Great news from India this week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 33% increase of India’s tiger population, from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, making India home to 70% of the world’s tiger population. In 2006, they numbered a mere 1,411 in India and has been growing at a steady rate annually. Unfortunately …

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Rare New Species Of Shark Confirmed & They Glow In The Dark

In 2010 a new species of pocket shark was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, found by researchers during a trawl survey aboard the NOAA ship Pisces, measuring only 5.5 inches (14cm) and named for two ‘pockets’ above its pectoral fins. This is indeed a rare species, Mollisquama mississippiensis (American pocket shark), only the second find since …

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