Laura Pearson

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Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.<p>The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly …

Hot-Air Ballooning in France

Mom saves son before dying in escalator accident

Security camera footage has emerged of a mother saving her young son's life seconds before losing her own on an escalator in China. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

The Daily 202: Scott Walker’s challenge

<b>THE BIG IDEA:</b><p><b>—</b> <b>Scott Walker officially announces his presidential campaign today as a somewhat weakened chief executive.</b> After struggling to hold his party together, the Wisconsin governor signed a two-year, $72.7 billion state budget deal Sunday that fails to achieve some top priorities. Meanwhile, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Bill Cosby should be stripped of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The more I read about comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby’s behavior, the more I question President Obama’s my-hands-are-tied response to the matter of taking back Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom.<p>“There’s no precedent for revoking a medal,” Obama said. “We don’t have that mechanism.”<p>Time to …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

North Korea marks Korean War anniversary with threat to 'leave no Americans alive'

North Korea rails against US imperialism as the reclusive state celebrates 62 years since an armistice brought the three-year Korean War to an end<p>North Korean leaders have warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive, as the reclusive state marked …

People Pets

The last time we reported, a lion-like creature was roaming the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday, and our minds were fully of prying, unanswered questions. (For example: Why do hot dogs come in packs of 10, but the buns come in packs of eight?)<p>Hot dogs aside, let’s get back to the big cat …

Pacific Rays Get Increased Protection

During a summit among the member nations of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Ecuador that ended on July 3, measures have been …

Regulation

How the Internet of things is protecting endangered rhinos

African rhinos and other endangered creatures are getting some high-tech help in the fight against poachers. Thanks to a new project supported by the …

Barbaric fiasco

Shetland News<p>I would like to offer a response to Páll Holm Johannesen (Whale hunt is regulated and sustainable; SN, 25/07/15):<p><i>"We are surprised that</i> …

This scientist might end animal cruelty—unless GMO hardliners stop him

MT @MBARI_News: Double humpback breach on #MontereyBay (By Fast Raft Ocean Safaris) #BigBlueLive http://t.co/OxhBFrnFcV

Real Swimming with Dolphin

Bellow are our Wake Bali Dolphins swimming rates<p>Adult : USD 110<br>• Child : USD 100 (5 – 12 years)<br>• Family Packages USD 408 (2 adult + 2 child)<p>Wake Bali …

Killing of Cecil the lion prompts calls for EU ban on importing lion trophies

Conservationists and politicians have called on the EU to ban the import of lion heads, paws and skins as hunters’ trophies from African countries that cannot prove their lion populations are sustainable, following the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion by a European hunter with a bow and arrow.<p>…

Climate change is imperiling bumblebees in the US and Europe

A recent report in the journal Science says climate change has caused bumblebee habitat to shrink by as much as 180 miles in the last 40 years — a pace researchers say is quite alarming.<p>Jeremy Kerr, the lead author on the study and a professor of biology at the University of Ottawa, says the …

SFWC Helps a Young Hawk Get Back on His Feet

Two orphaned Red-shouldered Hawks make a full recovery thanks to the expert staff of South Florida Wildlife Center’s wildlife hospital<p>Baby birds fall …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Daunting challenges ahead in helping working animals, says expert

Humanity frequently fails to prioritize the health of working horses and donkeys, despite their enormous positive impact, a specialist in equine …

"you are in complete control" having apex predators beg for food is sad right! #OpSeaWorld http://t.co/WZ2Qd4SBFE

Having the babies realise they get food for doing as told is the MOST important training tool #OpSeaWorld http://t.co/3quZfYPUN8

brings new meaning to talk to the hand #OpSeaWorld http://t.co/eOOKAlM01B

trainers at #SeaWorld decide if the killer whale performed good enough for full quota of food #OpSeaWorld http://t.co/wZWAK7jBWz