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The Ocean Will Soon Have More Plastics Than Fish

The United Kingdom's Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) says that plastic will outweigh fish in the planet's oceans by 2050. The EIA released an environmental report on Tuesday that calls for a treaty to fight the rapid growth in plastic pollution...

Cats Utilize $500 Starlink Satellite Dish as Wintertime Lounging Area

Thanks to the engineering genius of Elon Musk, cats now have cozy new places to lounge in Winter -- satellite dishes that are part of his Starlink telecommunications system. Part of the SpaceX corporation, Starlink utilizes dishes that pick up...

Wolf Population Near Athens Growing

A recent incident in which a wolf approached a man and his daughter and attacked their dog on Mt. Parnitha just outside of Athens on Saturday shocked many Greeks all across the country. Most residents of the Greek capital certainly...

Dogs Can Tell Difference Between Familiar and Unfamiliar Languages

Dogs are smarter than you think; according to recent research, dogs can distinguish between languages they are familiar with and those they've never heard before. Researchers scanned the brains of 18 dogs with an MRI machine while the canines heard...

Scientists Discover Remains of Ichthyosaur “Sea Dragon” in the UK

Scientists in the United Kingdom found the remains of an ichthyosaur dinosaur on Monday. The scientists unwittingly discovered the skeleton during routine maintenance at a British nature reserve and reservoir. Researchers at Anglian Water and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife...

Fish Fall From the Sky in Animal Rain Weather Event

It rained fish in the northern Texas city of Texarkana last Wednesday. Texarkana residents were shocked to discover small fish scattered across the ground in the city during a severe storm. Although it seems like an inexplicable -- even Biblical...

Italy Bans Fur Farming, Shuts Down All Mink Farms

The Italian Senate voted to ban all fur farms and shut down mink farms on Wednesday. The Budget Committee of the Italian Senate decided in favor of shutting down every last one of the country's 10 mink fur farms, as...

Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece

Snakes have held significant roles in the mythology of many ancient cultures, including in ancient Greece, where they were even used to heal the sick. Around the world, the reptiles are often seen as symbols of healing, transformation, or fertility....

Gisele Bundchen Rescues Sea Turtle Caught in Net

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, a longtime environmental activist, saved a sea turtle from certain death after it had become entangled in fish nets and was lying upside down on a beach. While taking a walk recently with her dog on the...

Beauty Pageant for Camels in Saudi Arabia Marred by Botox Injections

Organizers of an annual beauty contest for camels in Saudi Arabia disqualified dozens of animals this week after they discovered their breeders had injected them with Botox, the state-run news agency reported. Breeders from around the world are competing in...

Europe Has Lost 600 Million Birds Since 1980

A study published on November 17 found that there are 600 million fewer birds in Europe than there were just 40 years ago. The study was led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which looked at...

Iconic White Sperm Whale Spotted Off Jamaica

A white sperm whale was spotted off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday in an extremely rare sighting. Sperm whales are typically grey or black, and a white sperm whale is exceedingly rare to come across. Hal Whitehead, who studies...

Cuteness Overload: Adorable Seal Pups Meet for the First Time

Prepare for cuteness overload at the sight of two baby seal pups meeting for the first time at The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal’s (MOm) rehabilitation center this past Wednesday. On Monday, November 22nd,...

Majestic Swans Make Kerkini Lake in Greece their Home for Winter

Dozens of migratory swans have arrived from northern Europe to the Kerkini Lake in northern Greece this week for the winter months.

Injured Baby Seal Rescued from Certain Death in Greece

Animal welfare activists in Greece saved an injured female baby seal that was unable to move and was stranded on Luggeri Beach of the island of Paros on Saturday. Volunteers from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) managed to rescue...