wildlife http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22379/all en Seabird study finds Pacific plastic trash on the rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/120709/seabird-study-finds-pacific-plastic-trash-the-rise Scientists tested the stomach contents of beached northern fulmars (an abundant, gull-like seabird) in British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington State to come to their conclusions about world pollution levels. The study, conducted between 2009 and 2010 and published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, found that 92.5% of beached northern fulmars sampled had some amount of plastic in their digestive tracts. One bird had a whopping 454 pieces of plastic in its stomach.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/120709/seabird-study-finds-pacific-plastic-trash-the-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ocean pacific pacific ocean plastic Pollution sea life seagulls wildlife Green Wildlife News Science Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:35:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5711078 at http://www.globalpost.com Dolphins can do nonlinear math, new sonar study suggests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120719/dolphins-can-do-nonlinear-math-new-sonar-study-suggests Math-challenged, beware: dolphins may be better at complex nonlinear mathematics than you are, reported Discovery News. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120719/dolphins-can-do-nonlinear-math-new-sonar-study-suggests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dolphins Science wildlife Wildlife News Science Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:13:53 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712579 at http://www.globalpost.com Science teachers may be partially responsible for invasive species in US, Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120809/science-teachers-may-be-partially-responsible-invasive-species-us-canad Science teachers may be guilty of more than just the occasional shockingly boring lecture: new research finds that instructors may be responsible for the introduction of a number of damaging invasive species in the U.S and Canada. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120809/science-teachers-may-be-partially-responsible-invasive-species-us-canad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education wildlife Wildlife News Science Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:38:20 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5715648 at http://www.globalpost.com Forget cocaine: Rhino horn is the new drug of status http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120823/rhino-horn-party-drug-vietnam-south-africa-poaching <p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; More expensive than cocaine, rhino horn has become the party drug of choice among Vietnam&rsquo;s bright young things. This is the latest twist in South Africa&rsquo;s devastating rhino poaching crisis, which began with a sudden boom in illegal killings of the endangered animal in 2008 and has worsened every year since.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120823/rhino-horn-party-drug-vietnam-south-africa-poaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> wildlife Wildlife News South Africa Vietnam Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:32:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5716983 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia bans game hunting of lions and leopards as populations fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/130111/zambia-bans-game-hunting-lions-and-leopards-populations-f The Zambian government has decided to ban the big-game hunting of lions and leopards within its borders, a considerable turn around for a country popular with trophy-seekers.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/130111/zambia-bans-game-hunting-lions-and-leopards-populations-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa wildlife Zambia Wildlife News Science Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:27:10 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5733132 at http://www.globalpost.com Viral Video of the Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/japan-earthquake-drill-zoo-video The Japanese are nothing if they're not prepared. Here, we see the newest employee of Tama Zoo outside Tokyo donning a zebra costume during an earthquake drill as emergency workers set up a barricade. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/japan-earthquake-drill-zoo-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Click wildlife Quick Click Japan Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:29:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5746918 at http://www.globalpost.com India: Leopards stalk Bollywood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130319/indian-leopards-bollywood-wildlife-poaching <p>MUMBAI &mdash; For residents of Aarey Milk Colony and other communities that border Sanjay Gandhi National Park, there is good reason to be afraid of the dark. Over the past decade, the leopards that stalk Bollywood have mauled or killed more than 100 people &mdash; even straying onto the studio lots of nearby Film City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130319/indian-leopards-bollywood-wildlife-poaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Travel/Tourism wildlife Want to Know Wildlife News Aid India Offbeat Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5787856 at http://www.globalpost.com In Croatia, honeybees are trained to find landmines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/croatia-honeybees-trained-to-find-landmines Sugar-craving honeybees are all the buzz when it comes to the most innovative way to seek out unexploded land mines. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/croatia-honeybees-trained-to-find-landmines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Click wildlife Quick Click Europe Mon, 20 May 2013 15:37:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5842054 at http://www.globalpost.com Return to sender: Small Spanish town Brunete hands dog poop back to owners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/brunete-spanish-town-sends-dog-poop-back-owner Officials in Brunete, a small town of roughly 10,100 inhabitants located on the outskirts of Madrid, have come up with a brilliant idea to address the issue of excessive dog poop that has come to speckle its otherwise picturesque Spanish streets.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/brunete-spanish-town-sends-dog-poop-back-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Click wildlife Quick Click Spain Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:14:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5851280 at http://www.globalpost.com 8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/131110/8-critically-endangered-species <p>Here are eight species considered &quot;<a href="http://www.iucnredlist.org/">Critically &nbsp;Endangered</a>&quot; by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. They are awesome. Please don&#39;t let them die.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/131110/8-critically-endangered-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Warming Need to Know wildlife Green Wildlife News China India Nigeria Science Cuba Pakistan Vietnam Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 5985377 at http://www.globalpost.com This is the worst thing David Attenborough says he's seen in his 60-year career as a naturalist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140109/david-attenborough-reddit-chimpanzee <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140109/david-attenborough-reddit-chimpanzee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC cassowary Chimpanzees David Attenborough Documentary evolution Home Nature Reddit wildlife Green Want to Know Wildlife News Culture & Lifestyle Education Science Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:59:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6039497 at http://www.globalpost.com Watch Japanese fishermen catch a 26-foot, 360-pound Giant Squid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140115/watch-japanese-fisherman-catch-26-foot-360-pound-giant-squid <p>The Giant Squid is an elusive, deep-ocean creature that doesn&#39;t come around too often. So when it does show up, it&#39;s kind of a big deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140115/watch-japanese-fisherman-catch-26-foot-360-pound-giant-squid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> wildlife Strange But True Wildlife News Japan Science Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:37:44 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6044056 at http://www.globalpost.com