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October 2014

In The News: Northern White Rhino Population Down To Six

Thu 23rd October 2014 (0 comments)
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In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations who report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

A very rare sub-species of White Rhino has died in Kenya, meaning that the extinction of the sub-species is looming ever closer. The 34 year old male called Suni, was one of only two breeding Northern White Rhino's in the world and leaves behind him just six of his sub-species which includes five females and just a single male. Thought to live for between 40 and 50 years, the Northern White Rhinoceros is now one step closer to complete extinction with the latest news of Suni's death being a particularly disheartening blow to the world of conservation. Click here to find out more about Suni and the world's remaining Northern White Rhinos.

In The News: Another 52 More Cats Disappear In A Week

Thu 16th October 2014 (1 comment)
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In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations who report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

Fresh warnings have been put out to cat owners in the towns of Ipswich and Stowmarket in Suffolk after more than 50 cats have disappeared in the past week alone. 160 cats have been reported missing so far this year, with no sign or trace of the animals to be left for their heartbroken owners to find. Although many have already been micro-chipped, Mrs Parkes who runs a facebook page to try and connect owners to help find the cats, is encouraging cat owners to ensure their cats are tagged and to be aware of any suspicious behaviour in their area. Although the police have not yet got involved, multiple reports of a couple seen luring cats into a car have prompted new lines of inquiry. To find out more about this dreadful situation please see the online version of the East Anglian Daily Times.

Ebola Screening Begins at Heathrow Airport

Tue 14th October 2014 (0 comments)
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Today is the first time that screening for the deadly Ebola virus will begin to take place at airports in the UK. Passengers arriving from affected countries at Heathrow's Terminal 1 will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire along with possibly having their temperatures taken.

These measures have been put in place as a response to the outbreak which has already killed nearly 4,500 people in West Africa in order to try and prevent the virus from becoming prevalent and spreading throughout the UK, after a Spanish nurse was last week the first person to become infected by Ebola outside of West Africa.

In The News: The Secret Life of Cats Returns to the BBC

Thu 9th October 2014 (0 comments)
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In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations who report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

A couple of nights ago, sky-watchers from across the Americas and Asia were about to catch a glimpse of one of the sky's natural wonders...a blood moon. This lunar eclipse means that the moon appears orange or red which is due to sunlight bouncing off our atmosphere. Although this marvellous spectacle wasn't visible in Europe or Africa, thousands of people were able to witness this dramatic event. Click here for photos of the blood moon and for more information.

G2 Green Earth Film Festival

Tue 7th October 2014 (0 comments)
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Next weekend, the second annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival will be showcasing some of the latest and most innovative wildlife and environmental films made over the past year, and looking in to how film-making can be used as a vital tool for conservation in the modern world.

The 2nd annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival will be held at The G2 Gallery in Venice from October 17th - 19th with free admission to every screening. They will also have free Angel City beer, Chipotle, pizza, popcorn and more throughout the weekend.

In The News: Animal Populations Halved In Just 40 Years

Thu 2nd October 2014 (0 comments)
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In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations who report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

The big talking point from this week is the shocking news that animal populations have halved in the past 40 years according to the tenth edition of WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. It details that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have declined by an average of 52 percent since the 1970s, and that freshwater species have suffered a 76 percent decline. According to the report the worst declines were seen in tropical regions. Click here to learn more about it and to read the full report.