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EPA reaffirms conclusion that herbicide glyphosate is safe for humans and environment but pledges updated review by 2026

EPA walked away from a legal battle on its interim determination that glyphosate is likely not carcinogenic to people, telling the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week the agency will instead focus on Roundup’s ongoing registration review expected to be completed in 2026. EPA withdrew the legal challenge because the agency was unable to […]

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Wolves Really Can Become Attached to Humans Like Dogs Can, Adorable Study Finds

Few animals show as much affection and loyalty as dogs. But a new study offers evidence that the same human-to-animal attachment can develop in wolves, too. While earlier studies have suggested something similar, there isn’t much previous research on the attachment between wolves and humans, and the results have varied. Here, the study team wanted […]

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Georgiann Potts: Pets learn tricks, but teach us humans more

Writer’s Note: In several columns recently, I have written about pets and their importance to their humans. Since then, I have received a number of great personal stories from many of you about your special pets and what they have meant to you. Here’s a selection of those stories. — GP Jane Goodall, anthropologist and […]

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Cat Urbigkit: Pandemic Demonstrated Connections Between Humans, Animals, And Environment | Cowboy State Daily

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter*** By Cat Urbigkit, Range Writing columnist Twenty-one years ago, one week after terrorists hijacked four commercial jets in the September 11 attacks on America, federal officials also responded to the worst bioterrorism attack on American soil. Anthrax-laced anonymous letters had been mailed to members of the […]

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How B.C.’s whale protection unit keeps marine mammals safe by keeping humans away | CBC News

Working for B.C.’s whale protection unit at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is not your typical day job. The crew has been patrolling the Salish Sea by boat for four years now, trying to keep humans and whales apart. “We want to provide them as much protection as possible,” said Senior Compliance Officer Derek Chung. Chung says the team […]

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Nationwide pet adoption campaign helps record number of pets find homes

Nationwide pet adoption campaign helps record number of pets find homes WKRC TV Cincinnati Source link

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Ancient Poop Suggests Humans Tended Animals 2,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought

Clues within ancient animal poop challenge the current prevailing theory that humans tamed plants before beasts. Researchers found the preserved dung in question alongside buried remains of ancient hunter-gatherer dwellings in Syria that date back to around 13,000 years ago. “We were surprised when we realized that hunter-gatherers were bringing live animals to Abu Hureyra […]

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Humans And Cockatoos Are Embroiled in an Escalating ‘Arms Race’ in Australia

Australia’s crafty, sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) appear to have entered an “innovation arms race” with humans, scientists say, as the two species spar over the rubbish in roadside bins. ​The white birds, which can grow nearly as long as a human arm, initially surprised researchers by devising an ingenious technique to prise open household bin […]

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Are raccoons dangerous to humans, pets? Here’s how to protect yourself

Raccoons are dangerous to both pets and humans Raccoons can carry diseases dangerous to humans such as rabies If attacked by a raccoon, get screened for rabies In season four, episode nine of Bob’s Burgers, viewers were introduced to the character Little King Trashmouth the raccoon. The character has been featured in multiple episodes across the […]

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Humans Generate an ‘Oxidation Field’, And It Changes The Air Chemistry Around Us

There are all kinds of pollutants in the air around us. Outdoors, these can be washed away through the falling rain, and the oxidation that happens after ultraviolet light from the Sun interacts with ozone and water vapor. So, what happens indoors? As a new study shows, there’s also some oxidation going on indoors too: […]