Darcy Pendrill-Adams

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Is it Really Worth the Convenience? 6 Ways Plastic is Harming Animals, the Planet and Us

Plastic is certainly a superhero when it comes to making life more convenient. It can be made into dishes and eating utensils that you never have to …

Pollution

Earth - Invasion of painted lady butterflies predicted

The UK is set to receive an influx of millions of painted lady butterflies this summer, according to the charity Butterfly Conservation.<p>Every year varying numbers of these migrating insects visit the country from southern Europe to breed and lay their eggs on thistle plants.<p>But a mass immigration …

26 Photos prove that Animals are Awesome Architects

Every single day, around the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of making their homes, catching their prey, and […]The post 26 …

Who’s your daddy? If you're a gorilla, it doesn't matter: New research shows rank matters more than paternity for males' relationships with infants

New research shows rank matters more than paternity for males' relationships with infants<p>Being the daddy isn't important for male gorillas when it …

Rescued Orphan Rhino Snuggles With Kind Caretaker (VIDEO)

When we think about rhinos, we imagine a powerful animal that commands respect from everyone who comes across it. After all, between that massive …

Wildlife

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Aquarium head balks at bill that would ban whales and dolphins

Marine parks portray themselves as conservation entities contributing to science and education but that's a facade, says a former SeaWorld trainer …

Nature Corridors Boost Failing Wildlife Populations by Evelyn Hadden

A buffer of plants on each side of an urban stream creates a corridor connecting habitat fragments, while penetrating the city with a source of …

Oldest Banded Bald Eagle Dies, But Sets New Longevity Record

The oldest known banded bald eagle was killed by a car on a road in western New York on June 2, according to New York state officials. But the …

Indiana's first black bear in over 140 years spotted in the wild

Wildlife officials recently reported evidence that a black bear has visited Indiana for the first time in 144 years. The Indiana Department of …

If You’re a Darwin’s Bark Spider, Eating Pussy Could Save Your Life

Why am I posting this? Well, because if you follow my writing you’ll recall that I’m always going on about both worshipping the sacred feminine and …

Seriously? Danish Navy Working to Protect Pilot Whale Hunters in Faroe Islands

Once again, another cruel summer opens to the horror show of evil that the Faroese call the grindadráp, which translated means “the murder of whales.”<p>…

Green Living

Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor, football helmet design: Researchers find mantis shrimp is naturally designed to survive the repeated high-velocity blows by filtering out certain frequencies of waves

Researchers find mantis shrimp is naturally designed to survive the repeated high-velocity blows by filtering out certain frequencies of waves<p>The …

Worm Brain Yields Secret to How Animals Sense Earth's Magnetic Field

It's well known that many animals rely on the Earth's magnetic field to tell them where they are and where they need to go. But until now, no one has ever figured out just how they do it. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Andrés Vidal-Gadea, have found a structure inside the …

Magnetism

Tiny octopus so cute scientists want to name it 'adorabilis'

Some say it looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but it is anything but spooky.<p>In fact, this unclassified, fist-sized, octopus is so cute, …

Photographer Takes Incredibly Expressive Portraits Of Her Dogs

Cats may be the favored animals of the internet, but photographers take many charming portraits of dogs, too. Elke “Wieselblitz” Vogelsang is a great …

Finding More Ammo Than Animals In Huge African Rain Forest

In Cameroon’s remote Dja Faunal Reserve—a World Heritage Site—expedition’s findings raise concern for forest elephants, gorillas, and other animals.<p>A team of scientists undertook an unprecedented week-long trek last month deep into one of Africa's largest rain forests.<p>Their mission: survey the …