Feed the animals -Animal Rescue



Feed the animals!

PLEASE DO THIS ‘FREE’ GOOD DEED.

Hi, all you animal lovers.

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Click on the purple box ‘fund food for animals’ for free.

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http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/

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Animal rescue videos from around the world. One person at a time helping the world.

http://www.animalrescueblog.org/?gclid=CPixk-PQhJYCFQdNgwodEG3sEQ

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Red-legged frogs numbers dwindle


“The red-legged frog and its cousins have survived millions of years. Scientists say their numbers have declined by 40 per cent by more than 40 percent.

The Red-legged Frog

The Red-legged Frog

Climate change and disease are seen as the most serious threats to amphibians like the harlequin frog from Equador – specifically, a fungus known as chytridiomycosis. “The perfect storm is happening,” Vrendenburg said. “All these different factors are leading to their decline, and it’s really, really serious. We’ve been finding dead frogs by the hundreds and thousands.
‘We’re very dependent on the same environment those animals are dependent on; so like a canary going down into cave, if the canary dies, we’re next,’ he said.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/12/eveningnews/main4346151.shtml

“Rana draytonii after being long included with the Northern Red-legged Frog (R. aurora) as subspecies of a single species called simply Red-legged Frog. California red-legged frogs are nearly endemic to California, only leaving the State as they enter extreme northern Baja California. This species occurs most commonly along the Northern and Southern Coast Ranges, and in isolated areas in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.” image also from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_red-legged_frog

Froggy Video
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4346185n

“Bees can “count” to four?


” At the Australian National University, Marie Dacke and Mandyam V. Srinivasan trained European honeybees to pass a particular number of colored stripes in a tunnel to get a food reward, which was placed by a stripe. When they removed the food, the bees still returned to the same stripe.

Next, they mixed things up on the bees: they varied the spacing of the stripes, and even replaced stripes with unfamiliar markers. The insects consistently passed the same number of markers to approach the former reward site, demonstrating that they could count, up to four.

The studies burnish the impressive list of honeybees’ known cognitive abilities, all achieved with a brain the size of a sand grain.”

Bees can count Natural History Magazine  –
Graciela Flores
LiveScience.com Fri Sep 26, 5:46 PM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080926/sc_livesc

Bees can dance, and understand another bees language


waggle dance

waggle dance

First through conditioning, they taught the honeybees not to kill the Asiatic honeybees their cousins. This allowed them to mix in the same hive and produce a high bread colony composed of European honeybees, Apis mellifera, and the Asiatic honeybees, Apis cerana.

The researchers confirmed that the two species have their own dialects: foraging in identical environments, the bees signaled the distance to a food source with dances of different durations.
Remarkably, despite the communication barrier, A. cerana decoded A. mellifera’s dance and found the food.

The studies were detailed in the journals PLoS One and Animal Cognition.

Bees Can Count – Graciela Flores, Natural History Magazine September 26, 2008
http://www.livescience.com/animals/080926-bees-count

image:     http://photo.bees.net/biology/ch6/dance2.html

Video clip of the waggle dance. http://photo.bees.net/biology/ch6/dance2.html

Honey bees better odors receptors


Part of the European honey bees brain is much larger than their African worker honey bees. The mushroom bodies was significantly larger in the European workers allowing the Euros to smell a wider variety of odors quicker and remember it. “More African workers than Europeans did not learn to associate odor with a nectar reward and this might be partially because of the differences in sizes of the mushroom bodies. In the European workers, those that were sampled in the hive and did not have foraging experience responded to odor and reward at the same frequency as foragers. However, African foragers required more exposure to odor being followed by reward before their respond levels were comparable to house bees or to European bees. In the field, the differences between European and Africans in their response to odor might lead Africans to collect nectar from more frequently rewarding plants and translate into increased foraging efficiency.
Brains and brain components in African and European honey bees -Degrandi-Hoffman, Gloria et all.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=213188

Please donate today to save the bees fund.

http://www.naturescrusaders.com

Wolfs win in NW but hunting continues?


BILLINGS, Mont. – Federal wildlife officials have asked a judge to put gray wolves in the Northern Rockies back on the endangered species list — a sharp reversal from the government’s prior contention that the animals were thriving.
Attorneys for the Fish and Wildlife Service asked U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula to vacate the agency’s February finding that more than 1,400 wolves in the region no longer needed federal protection.
The government’s request Monday follows a July injunction in which Molloy had blocked plans for public wolf hunts this fall in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho pending resolution of a lawsuit by environmentalists.

“What we want to do is look at this more thoroughly,” Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Sharon Rose said. “We definitely have a lot of wolves out there, but we need to address some of (Molloy’s) concerns in a way that people feel comfortable with.”

At issue is whether a decade-long wolf restoration program has reversed the near-extermination of wolves, or if — as environmentalists claim — their long-term survival remains in doubt due to proposed hunting.
Feds ask to put wolves back on endangered list – MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press  Sep 23, 2008

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080923/ap_on_re_/wolf_lawsuit;_ylt=AnDU2GZ2L7nmC36a80piHy9pl88F

“The grey wolf or gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf or simply wolf, is a mammal of the order Carnivora. The gray The grey wolf is the largest wild member of the Canidae family and an ice age survivor originating during the Late Pleistocene around 300,000 years ago” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf

image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf

Inspiration to help the planet -Two thumbs up!


What’s inside us?

Awesome inspiring video.

Let’s all do a little more every day.

Thanks 7th Generation. -Mother Nature

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/show-whats-inside/family-health-video

Polar bear’s “dad” dies suddenly


One dedicated life at a time we can change the world.

Berlin and the world mourns polar bear Knut’s zookeeper “dad”

“Hundreds of Germans flocked to the Berlin zoo on Tuesday to mourn the sudden death of the popular zookeeper who raised celebrity polar bear Knut.

“I have been visiting Knut at least once a week since his birth in December 2006,” said Berliner Baerbel Roemer, as she laid down flowers in memory of zookeeper Thomas Doerflein at Knut’s enclosure.

“Doerflein is one of a kind and I can’t describe how sad I am,” she said.

Doerflein, who shot to fame as Knut’s surrogate father after the tiny cub’s mother Tosca rejected him at birth, was found dead in his Berlin apartment near the zoo on Monday.

The 44-year old zookeeper with a thick black beard won the admiration of many in Germany and abroad when he stayed with the polar bear around the clock for 150 straight days, handfeeding the cub milk and porridge through the nights.

A modest man who had worked in the Berlin Zoo for about 28 years, Doerflein said he had received love letters and propositions from female fans after he became Knut’s “dad.”

“I wrote a letter to express my grief,” said crying teenager Jennifer Hennig, standing by a collection of cards and flowers near the enclosure where Knut, now a burly grown bear, paced around.

“I didn’t know Thomas personally, but he became somewhat of a friend to me. It hurts when you lose a friend,” Hennig said.

Knut was the first polar bear to be born at the zoo in 33 years and some animal rights campaigners had criticized the zoo’s decision to hand raise the bear. Supporters pointed out the animal would have died shortly after birth without Doerflein’s care.

“We valued him for his selflessness and sensitivity toward all animals,” the zoo’s director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz said.

“I’m sure (Doerflein) will live on in the hearts of all Berliners who got to know him as part of this touching tale of Knut,” Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said.”
Reuters Life – Josie Cox Sep 23, 2008

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080923/lf_nm_life/us_germany_knut_life

Doerflein will live on as a shining model for how each of us can love enough to help make our world a better place one person at a time. – Mother Nature

Buy olives for beauty – leave sharks alone


“Dr. Susan Lark, a popular Internet physician, promotes squalane – an ingredient found in shark liver oil – for its ability to help skin “maintain its moisture and elasticity.” But squalane can be obtained from a much more abundant source: olives.

Deep-sea sharks are some of the most vulnerable sharks in the world. They typically grow slowly, mature late in life and have only a few young during their long lives. As a result, deep-sea shark populations are at extreme risk from exploitation and recover very slowly.

Tell Dr. Lark she ought to leave deep-sea sharks alone. The health – and beauty – of our oceans depends on it.”

Please sign this petition. -Mother Nature
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/713649260?z00m=16777759

Mushroom power our next fuel


“The Los Angeles Daily News reports that tests are underway with mighty eight-engined B-52s (veteran planes.  Rather, the bombers have been filled up with a 50-50 mix of ordinary jet juice and “Fischer-Tropsch” synthetic fuel, made by Oklahoma company Syntroleum.

Thus far, the synthi-fuel is made from natural gas, but Syntroleum apparently reckons it could produce it from coal.

DARPA, the Pentagon nutty-professor farm are looking to make jet fuel from oil-rich crops produced by either agriculture or aquaculture (including but not limited to plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria)…”

Bio-fuel, not just corn alcohol, but fungus-fuel – derived perhaps from mushrooms – powering the mighty American air armadas of the future. If the DARPA mushroom-fuel (mushroleum? mushroline?)…The West’s dependence on oil might disappear.” (It is overdue. – Mother Nature)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/09/fight_not_for_oil_but_shrooms/

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