British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

World May 20, 2020

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon. In an open letter to Brazilian senators and deputies, the companies ...

Canada zoo to send pandas home after bamboo shortage

World May 13, 2020

Canada zoo to send pandas home after bamboo shortage

A Canadian zoo is shipping two pandas home to China after the coronavirus pandemic left it struggling to source the massive bamboo stockpiles needed to feed the giant creatures. Er Shun and her mate Da Mao have lived in the country since 2013 as part ...

World / Science & Health Mar 20, 2020

Black rhinos making a 'modest' comeback in Africa

The tentative recovery of Africa's black rhino population was hailed by conservationists on Thursday as a cause for hopes that ambitious protection efforts could overcome the "acute threat" of poaching. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said the number of black rhinos, which were ...

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

Climate change is decimating bumblebees, study finds

Climate change has contributed to a sharp drop in bumblebee populations across North America and Europe in recent decades, scientists said Friday. Compared to the period 1900-1974, bumblebee numbers across dozens of distinct species dropped, on average, 46 percent during the first 15 years of ...

End of fishing ban threatens Amazon's pink dolphins

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

End of fishing ban threatens Amazon's pink dolphins

The Amazon river dolphin is an intelligent and friendly mammal that appears to grin and flush like a human blushing when it gets excited. But some are concerned about the world's largest freshwater dolphin coming under threat again in Brazil, where fishermen hunt and kill ...