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  • As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

    06/20/2022 12:40:36 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 33 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 06/17/2022 | Ann Barnhardt
    I know that video clip going around looks awful, but let me give some context here. There has been extreme heat and humidity in Western Kansas and cattle have died. This is normal, and 10,000 head total statewide is not a “mass die-off that will cripple the beef supply.” Not even close. There are roughly six million cattle in Kansas. Of those, over two million are “on feed” in confinement feedlots in the western half of the state. In the former United States, something like 125,000 head of cattle are slaughtered per day, Monday through Friday, with a reduced kill...
  • Death of bats at wind turbines interrupts natural food chains

    06/07/2022 10:00:45 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    EurekAlert ^ | 06/07/2022 | LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR ZOO AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH
    The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. Until now, it could only be assumed that the death of bats had further consequences. Now, a team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) show in a paper in the scientific journal "Conservation Science and Practice" that natural food chains are interrupted, which can have far-reaching negative consequences for agriculture and forestry. The study demonstrates the extent to which the functional importance of bats for...
  • FOOD COURT – WATCHING YOUR PEAS AND CARROTS

    02/11/2022 5:28:40 AM PST · by EBH · 7 replies
    Ground Zero Media ^ | 2/10/22 | Ron Patton
    A scarcity economy begins with inflationary hikes. Consumer prices surged more than expected over the past 12 months, indicating a worsening outlook for inflation and cementing the likelihood of substantial interest rate hikes this year. With all of the things that have transpired, from bad weather, wildfires, disasters and even food chain shortages — I often wonder what it takes to get people to invest in protecting their own food chain and the ability to have some kind of food that provides and calories necessary to survive. I guess a lot of people need the mainstream media to convince them...
  • Public warned of mountain lion activity in vicinity of university area in Colorado

    01/09/2021 7:02:37 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Out there Colorado ^ | 8 Jan 2021 | Breanna Sneeringer
    City of Fort Collins officials took to social media to warn the public of mountain lion activity in the vicinity of a Colorado State University area. The Facebook post goes on to say that "mountain lions are a natural part of the ecosystem and negative interactions with them are extremely rare." While some mountain lions tend to move into the lower foothills during this time of year, the university says the lion roaming near the campus may have been pushed further east to avoid competing against other lions for food.
  • President Trump responds to Wendy's meat shortage - Where's the beef?

    05/07/2020 2:04:14 PM PDT · by trad_anglican · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/7/2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    As the coronavirus pandemic rips through meat-processing plants, forcing several to temporarily close, there have been reports of a looming meat shortage for United States consumers ... Among those affected is Wendy’s, the home of the square burgers, as they have reportedly removed hamburgers as an option at 18 percent of store locations across the nation, according to a restaurant anaylst.
  • FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

    06/27/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nafeez Ahmed
    The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions. The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from...
  • A Photo of a Big Shark Eating a Little Shark Eating Bait on a Hook

    08/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    University of Delaware's ORB LAB ^ | July 21, 2013 | University of Delaware's ORB LAB
    From ORB LAB's FB page: Shark fishing season has officially begun for the ORB LAB. Last Friday, a crew struck out to try and recapture sharks carrying tags containing valuable information about the species assemblage encountered by these coastal apex predators. We caught one large female on our first line Friday, but we were not expecting to catch her like this! This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn't resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay. The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark.
  • New threat of mass extinction, 'marine wipeout'

    01/18/2011 7:50:54 AM PST · by The Comedian · 22 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011 | DICK AHLSTROM
    WE ARE living through a massive species extinction event that rivals the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But while an asteroid collision likely did in the dinos, today’s extinctions are a direct consequence of human activity, writes DICK AHLSTROM , Science Editor Whatever the cause, the result could be a complete collapse of the marine ecosystem, according to new research from the US. Far from being no more than a theory, they warn that two marine wipe-outs have occurred in the past and we may be triggering a third. Researchers from Brown University and the...
  • Revenge of the Dragonflies

    04/11/2008 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 70+ views
    YouTube Video (o7jimmy) ^ | 4/11/08 | Revski
    This is an animation of dragonflies being eaten by bullfrogs and they get their revenge by a clever well planed attack. The dragonflies know they can’t eat the bullfrog but they have knowledge of the Hawk that it can and they have wings.
  • Food in the 21st Century (Forum: gov't policies jeopardize food supply & safety)

    02/02/2008 10:43:22 PM PST · by Bruce 22-250 · 17 replies · 187+ views
    Good Neighbor Forum is proud to announce Mr. Lyle Laverty, US Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, will speak at the: 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Forum Topic: Food in the 21st Century How policies including conservation easements, ESA, Water, Roadless, EU, precautionary principles and trade will impact your food supply. March 15, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm For more information contact: Roni 970-284-6874 Featured Speakers include Mr. Lawrence Kogan, Esq. - N.J. Will address Precautionary Principle, European Union and more. Dr. Corey Ciochhetti - CO Will address Ethics and Essence of being a...
  • My Six Nights Up A Tree, by Crocodile George (Rancher Spends 7 Days Treed by Crocodiles)

    08/19/2007 3:01:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 814+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15/08/2007 | Barbie Dutter
    My six nights up a tree, by Crocodile George By Barbie Dutter in Sydney Last Updated: 11:49am BST 15/08/2007 An Australian cattle rancher has told how he spent seven days up a tree looking down into the jaws of two hungry crocodiles after stumbling into a swamp crawling with the reptiles. 'I knew they were looking' David George, 53, was knocked unconscious after falling from his horse during a bush-burning operation in north Queensland. Dazed and bleeding after coming round, he remounted his horse hoping it would take him home. Instead it took him to a swamp criss-crossed by crocodile...
  • The secret death of bees

    05/12/2007 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 144 replies · 4,977+ views
    Bees are big business. They are crucial to pollination of $14 billion in food crops and a third of the food we eat. If bees have a problem, we all have a problem. And bees have a big problem. The chief apiary inspector for the state of Texas calls it "a hell of a problem." As many as a quarter of the nation's commercially kept bees went missing last year, presumed dead, in a phenomenon now called colony collapse disorder. Inspector Paul Jackson said it is as much a mystery in Texas as it is in 24 other states and...
  • Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

    06/05/2006 7:18:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies · 2,470+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2006
    A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday. "The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the official said. "A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery." The incident, Sunday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers...
  • Dogs kill fairy penguins

    08/03/2005 9:44:30 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 41 replies · 1,162+ views
    Dogs kill fairy penguins 02aug05 TOURISTS looked on in horror as two marauding dogs mauled and killed penguins at a leading Tasmanian penguin-viewing site. Interstate visitors left Bicheno in shock after at least 15 penguins were killed in their sheltered rookery. Nick Wardlaw, of Bicheno Penguin Tours, said about 20 people saw the Sunday evening attack, which left them "absolutely horrified". "[The dogs] just grabbed one penguin, broke its neck then dropped it and moved on to the next one," he said. "The tourists were absolutely horrified to think that such a thing could happen." Paul Male, who also saw...
  • Willamette fish tested for mercury content

    08/12/2003 11:31:45 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 8 replies · 464+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | 08/12/03 | KEVIN GRAHAM
    Wires dangle from the bow of the boat like octopus tentacles, sending electrical current into the water and stunning the fish, which rise ghostlike on their sides, gills slowly moving in calm final breathing. That's when the "fishermen" scoop them up as the day's catch. From Our Advertiser This is not a B movie. It's the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality collecting Willamette River fish and testing them for mercury content. The DEQ has spent the summer testing fish tissues for mercury levels as part of a broader effort to set maximum pollution levels for individual waterways and devise a...