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Terrace Standard
Local Legion looks ahead to fall after enjoying busy summerWhile there have been no general meetings over the summer, the executive and vo
Local Legion looks ahead to fall after enjoying busy summer
Terrace Standard / Posted 8 hours ago
While there have been no general meetings over the summer, the executive and volunteers have not been idle. The Bursary Committee met and approved a $1,000 bursary for Anna G. Linton. Anna has lived her entire life in Terrace. She graduated from... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Canadian author to give Haig-Brown series lectureThe Campbell River Arts Council, the Haig-Brown Institute, the Museum at Campbe
Canadian author to give Haig-Brown series lecture
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 9 hours ago
The Campbell River Arts Council, the Haig-Brown Institute, the Museum at Campbell River and School District 72 are partnering this year to present the 2015 Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place next Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 to... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Cougars open regular season ThursdayThe wait may have seemed long for some, but hockey season has returned. With t
Cougars open regular season Thursday
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 hours ago
The wait may have seemed long for some, but hockey season has returned. With the Victoria Cougars finishing the preseason undefeated, Oak Bay hockey fans will want to catch the Cougars’ regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 10 against the Kerry Park... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Election battle in Sooke could 'come down to the wire'The Esquimalt-Sooke-Saannich election battle could come down to the wire, says
Election battle in Sooke could 'come down to the wire'
Sooke News Mirror / Posted yesterday
The Esquimalt-Sooke-Saannich election battle could come down to the wire, says a University of Victoria professor. Kim Speers, a professor in the faculty of human and social development at UVic, said with recent federal boundary changes, all parties... Read more
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Okotoks Western Wheel
Canucks still a pain in Lions’ pawThere was plenty of mutual respect from the two squads in the Southern Alberta
Canucks still a pain in Lions’ paw
Okotoks Western Wheel / Posted yesterday
There was plenty of mutual respect from the two squads in the Southern Alberta U18 boys rugby league final. However, you can be sure the Foothills Lions wish the Calgary Canucks would share a few more titles. The Canucks downed the Foothills Lions... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Obama to announce Alaska grants, new role for Denali CommissionThe centerpiece message of President Barack Obama’s Alaska visit is a push for
Obama to announce Alaska grants, new role for Denali Commission
KTUU Anchorage / Posted yesterday
The centerpiece message of President Barack Obama’s Alaska visit is a push for swift international action to battle climate change, with the state offered as evidence of the growing danger posed by inaction. “Villages are being damaged by powerful... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
West Shore to be second home for orchestra and chorusThe Sooke Philharmonic Chorus is looking ahead to a exciting season of classica
West Shore to be second home for orchestra and chorus
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus is looking ahead to a exciting season of classical music from Handel, Bach and Mozart. This season the chorus will be led by Nicholas Fairbank, who replaces conductor Wade Noble. The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus is seeking... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Play shows mental illness as more than just a hashtagBrendan McLeod lives inside his head, and it isn’t always a pretty place. The
Play shows mental illness as more than just a hashtag
Oak Bay News / Posted 2 days ago
Brendan McLeod lives inside his head, and it isn’t always a pretty place. The University of Victoria grad, who now lives in Toronto, first began to realize the thoughts he was having went far beyond the norm at age 12. “Pure O, they call it, is... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
New Lantzville administrator takes helmLantzville’s new top bureaucrat plans to bring calm to the district as he settl
New Lantzville administrator takes helm
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Lantzville’s new top bureaucrat plans to bring calm to the district as he settles into his new role. Chief administrative officer Brad McRae takes his position for the first time this week, arriving as new politicians are sworn in and council’s full... Read more
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Calgary Sun
British Columbia to launch incentive points program for active residentsVICTORIA -- Staying in shape and eating right will soon pay off in British Colu
British Columbia to launch incentive points program for active residents
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
VICTORIA -- Staying in shape and eating right will soon pay off in British Columbia where an initiative is in the works to reward people with collector points for healthy-lifestyle choices, says Health Minister Terry Lake. B.C. is set to launch a... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Summer Sugar Soiree supports Tour de RockJennifer Blyth Oak Bay News Glenlyon Norfolk School is hosting a sweet summer
Summer Sugar Soiree supports Tour de Rock
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News Glenlyon Norfolk School is hosting a sweet summer fundraiser for this year’s Tour de Rock campaign. Tour de Rock rider Diane Luszniak, a reserve officer with the Victoria Police Department and the biology co-op... Read more
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The Christian Post
Climate Change Letter Misleads, Misrepresents EvangelicalsOla Carpenter operates the Ms Ola School of Barbering and Community Development
Climate Change Letter Misleads, Misrepresents Evangelicals
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
Ola Carpenter operates the Ms Ola School of Barbering and Community Development, a non-profit organization in Hattiesburg, MS. She has been a barbering instructor at Pearl River Community College there, from which, after having worked for 20 years at... Read more
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Philly.com
How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be ReplicatedDennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter "Reproducibility is a central feature of sc
How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter "Reproducibility is a central feature of science," Nosek said. "A scientific claim doesn't become believable because of the status or authority of the person that generated it. Credibility of the claim depends in... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Here comes hockey seasonThe University of Victoria men’s soccer team continues exhibition play Saturday
Here comes hockey season
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
The University of Victoria men’s soccer team continues exhibition play Saturday, Aug. 28 when they take on Oak Bay at 2 p.m. on UVic Field 4. The UVic Women’s team plays later that day versus the U-15 HPL Boys team. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. at... Read more
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Okotoks Western Wheel
Okotokian makes Canada’s World Cup teamThe road to the Rugby World Cup went through Okotoks for a former Foothills Lio
Okotokian makes Canada’s World Cup team
Okotoks Western Wheel / Posted 7 days ago
The road to the Rugby World Cup went through Okotoks for a former Foothills Lion. Okotoks� Jeff Hassler was selected Tuesday to Team Canada�s 31-man roster for the Rugby World Cup in September in the United Kingdom. Quite an achievement for the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
How reliable are medical studies? Half of findings couldn't be replicatedBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Independent researche
How reliable are medical studies? Half of findings couldn't be replicated
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 7 days ago
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports. This review... Read more
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Fox Wausau
How reliable are medical studies? Half of findings couldn't be replicatedBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Independent researche
How reliable are medical studies? Half of findings couldn't be replicated
Fox Wausau / Posted 7 days ago
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports. This review... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay Rotarians celebrate youth with cash awardRecent Oak Bay High graduate Alexandra Ages finds election time troubling. “It
Oak Bay Rotarians celebrate youth with cash award
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Recent Oak Bay High graduate Alexandra Ages finds election time troubling. “It’s kind of difficult times,” she told Rotarians gathered for the weekly lunch meeting. With an election looming, campaigns seem to be all about spending money to talk... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Oak Bay students lead seniors in UVic technology sessionsNews Contributor Following a successful series of summer technology sessions f
Oak Bay students lead seniors in UVic technology sessions
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
News Contributor Following a successful series of summer technology sessions for seniors at the University of Victoria, plans are underway for a fall series. Today’s technology means it’s now possible to read books, watch movies, listen to music,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Google staffer inspires UVic campersThe tune of Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off unexpectedly filters through air of the
Google staffer inspires UVic campers
Oak Bay News / Posted 8 days ago
The tune of Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off unexpectedly filters through air of the Engineering and Computer Science building at the University of Victoria. Inside a third-floor classroom a group of Grade 5 and 6 students are learning to code. “We get... Read more
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Okotoks Western Wheel
Okotokian makes Canada’s World Cup teamA Foothills Lion can now tell folks he�s hauled down a World Cup rugby player.
Okotokian makes Canada’s World Cup team
Okotoks Western Wheel / Posted 8 days ago
A Foothills Lion can now tell folks he�s hauled down a World Cup rugby player. Okotoks� Jeff Hassler was selected to Team Canada for the Rugby World Cup in September in the United Kingdom. Blake Barnert, one of the Foothills Lions� leading... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canadian Medical Association divesting fossil fuel holdingsThe Canadian Medical Association will divest out of its holdings in fossil fuel
Canadian Medical Association divesting fossil fuel holdings
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
The Canadian Medical Association will divest out of its holdings in fossil fuel companies, sending a powerful symbolic message that climate change is an urgent health concern. The organization will shift those investments to renewable-energy... Read more
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EarthSky
Want to see Earth’s super predator? Look in the mirror.Rope trawl for midwater trawling. Photo credit: NOAA Extreme human predatory b
Want to see Earth’s super predator? Look in the mirror.
EarthSky / Posted 8 days ago
Rope trawl for midwater trawling. Photo credit: NOAA Extreme human predatory behavior is responsible for widespread wildlife extinctions, shrinking fish sizes and disruptions to global food chains, according to research published in the August 21... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
UVic rabbits have left Coombs for AlbertaThe remainder of the UVic feral rabbits from a Coombs sanctuary have retired to
UVic rabbits have left Coombs for Alberta
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 9 days ago
The remainder of the UVic feral rabbits from a Coombs sanctuary have retired to Alberta. The founder of the Earthanimal Humane Education and Rescue Society (EARS) has confirmed the rabbits are no longer on Vancouver Island. The Ministry of Forests,... Read more
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BC Local News
CULTIVATED: On keeping a notebook for the gardenIn 1966, the great nonfiction writer Joan Didion wrote a personal essay titled
CULTIVATED: On keeping a notebook for the garden
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
In 1966, the great nonfiction writer Joan Didion wrote a personal essay titled ‘On Keeping a Notebook’ in which she discusses the intimacy of ephemera and her need to record observations of life’s details. It’s a gorgeous essay, more about how we... Read more
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Oak Bay News
CULTIVATED: On keeping a notebook for the gardenIn 1966, the great nonfiction writer Joan Didion wrote a personal essay titled
CULTIVATED: On keeping a notebook for the garden
Oak Bay News / Posted 9 days ago
In 1966, the great nonfiction writer Joan Didion wrote a personal essay titled ‘On Keeping a Notebook’ in which she discusses the intimacy of ephemera and her need to record observations of life’s details. It’s a gorgeous essay, more about how we... Read more
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Washington Post
As humans hunt and fish the biggest, other species sufferHumans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an u
As humans hunt and fish the biggest, other species suffer
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds. Long-held conservation policies and traditions that tell fishermen to throw back small fry and... Read more
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redOrbit
Humans are the world's greatest predatorIn new research certain to be supported by fans of the late Cecil the Lion, sci
Humans are the world's greatest predator
redOrbit / Posted 10 days ago
In new research certain to be supported by fans of the late Cecil the Lion, scientists from the University of Victoria conclude that humans are a “unique superpredator” that kills other carnivores at a far higher rate than any other hunting... Read more
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iol.co.za
The predator in you and meREUTERSA study into the effectiveness of predatory animals has placed people he
The predator in you and me
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
REUTERSA study into the effectiveness of predatory animals has placed people head and shoulders above other carnivores such as the lion and wolf, the shark and the killer whale - to such a degree that humans have altered the evolution of other... Read more
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Yahoo News
Wall for nothing: the misjudged but growing taste for border fences Paris (AFP) - Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security
Wall for nothing: the misjudged but growing taste for border fences
Yahoo News / Posted 12 days ago
Paris (AFP) - Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building... Read more
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The Tyee
Humans Kill 14 Times More Adult Fish than Wild PredatorsTraditional Heiltsuk spawn-on-kelp harvesters faced off against industrial herr
Humans Kill 14 Times More Adult Fish than Wild Predators
The Tyee / Posted 12 days ago
Traditional Heiltsuk spawn-on-kelp harvesters faced off against industrial herring trawlers on BC's central coast last April. Screencap via Pacific Wild. [Editor's note: This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and... Read more
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Times of Malta
Humans branded ‘wickedly efficient super-predators’Humans have been branded “wickedly efficient super-predators” that do not play
Humans branded ‘wickedly efficient super-predators’
Times of Malta / Posted 12 days ago
Humans have been branded “wickedly efficient super-predators” that do not play according to nature’s rules. A study found that humans exploit fish populations 14 times more aggressively than marine predators such as sharks and killer whales. On... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Thanks Humanity. Now We're Unsustainable 'Super Predators.'"In the past century, humans have become the dominant predator across many syst
Thanks Humanity. Now We're Unsustainable 'Super Predators.'
The Huffington Post / Posted 13 days ago
"In the past century, humans have become the dominant predator across many systems." So begins a startling new report about humanity's impact on the planet, published Friday in the journal Science. The study, by researchers at the University of... Read more
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Daily Mail
How 65 countries have erected security walls on their bordersWorld of walls: How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders – four ti
How 65 countries have erected security walls on their borders
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
World of walls: How 65 countries have erected fences on their borders – four times as many as when the Berlin Wall was toppled – as governments try to hold back the tide of migrants Security fears and a widespread refusal to help refugees have... Read more
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Denver Post
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainableHumans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an u
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable
Denver Post / Posted 13 days ago
Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds. Long-held conservation policies and traditions that tell fishermen to throw back small fry and... Read more
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Salon.com
Humans have become food chain-destroying “super-predators”There’s a term for the sophisticated (pathological?) way that humans outcompete
Humans have become food chain-destroying “super-predators”
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
There’s a term for the sophisticated (pathological?) way that humans outcompete other predators and hunt down our lesser prey to the point of extinction: we’re “super predators.” As the phrase suggests, we’re certainly special. But according to a... Read more
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Newser
Humans Are the Most Brutal, Ruthless Hunters of All. We Are the 'Superpredator'– For tens of thousands of years, where humans go, animals are driven to extinc
Humans Are the Most Brutal, Ruthless Hunters of All. We Are the 'Superpredator'
Newser / Posted 13 days ago
– For tens of thousands of years, where humans go, animals are driven to extinction. We are the superpredator, killing animals—and adults ones at that—at a much higher rate than other predators. And it's not sustainable. So say researchers at the... Read more
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The Columbian
Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainableWASHINGTON — Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and
Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds. Long-held conservation policies and traditions that tell fishermen to throw back small... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The human 'superpredator' is unique -- and unsustainable, study saysIf you’re looking for the world’s top "superpredator," look no further than you
The human 'superpredator' is unique -- and unsustainable, study says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
If you’re looking for the world’s top "superpredator," look no further than your own reflection. A new study that examined more than 2,000 predator-prey interactions in populations around the globe has found that humans don’t only kill top... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Wall for nothing: the misjudged but growing taste for border fencesPARIS - Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears an
Wall for nothing: the misjudged but growing taste for border fences
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 14 days ago
PARIS - Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, even if experts doubt their long-term... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
The human 'superpredator' is unique -- and unsustainable, study saysIf you’re looking for the world’s top "superpredator," look no further than you
The human 'superpredator' is unique -- and unsustainable, study says
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
If you’re looking for the world’s top "superpredator," look no further than your own reflection. A new study that examined more than 2,000 predator-prey interactions in populations around the globe has found that humans don’t only kill top... Read more
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The Manila Times
Human ‘super-predators’ should change hunting, fishing habitsAugust 21, 2015 10:55 am MIAMI: Humans are super-predators that upset the natu
Human ‘super-predators’ should change hunting, fishing habits
The Manila Times / Posted 14 days ago
August 21, 2015 10:55 am MIAMI: Humans are super-predators that upset the natural balance on Earth by killing far too many adult animals and fish, scientists said Thursday, urging a focus... Read more
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Daily Mail
What the world would look like without humans: Map reveals how animals would spread to make entire planet resemble the Seren
What the world would look like without humans
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
: Map reveals how animals would spread to make entire planet resemble the Serengeti Study by Aarhus University looked at where animals are likely to live if mankind didn't exist In particular, their... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn’t sustainableWASHINGTON (AP) — Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong siz
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn’t sustainable
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds. Long-held conservation policies and traditions that tell fishermen to throw back... Read more
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Quartz
Humans aren’t normal animals—we are unnaturally destructive super-predators - Quartz Imagine a fish-eating contest between a great white shark and a hu
Humans aren’t normal animals—we are unnaturally destructive super-predators
Quartz / Posted 14 days ago
- Quartz Imagine a fish-eating contest between a great white shark and a human. Odds would... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Summer camps for all kidsTraditional summer programming doesn’t work for 12-year-old Isaac. Even with a
Summer camps for all kids
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 days ago
Traditional summer programming doesn’t work for 12-year-old Isaac. Even with an aide, summer camps are limiting for the Oak Bay youngster, financially and behaviourally. “He has lots of stuff going on,” says mom Jennifer (last name withheld at the... Read more
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Castlegar News
Arts Around CastlegarThe last concert in Kinnaird Park will be Wednesday, August 26 and features Cas
Arts Around Castlegar
Castlegar News / Posted 14 days ago
The last concert in Kinnaird Park will be Wednesday, August 26 and features Castlegar’s own Motes and Oats. Motes and Oats consists of Melissa McCready (Motes) on guitar and vocals and Shannon Moldenhauer (Oats) on flute and vocals. The name of the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Humans are 'wickedly efficient super-predators' | Irish Examiner Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 08:27 PM Humans have been bra
Humans are 'wickedly efficient super-predators'
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 08:27 PM Humans have been branded "wickedly efficient" super-predators that do not play according to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Humans are 'wickedly efficient super predators': Man exploits animals far more than any other creature on Earth Humans exploi
Humans are 'wickedly efficient super predators'
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
: Man exploits animals far more than any other creature on Earth Humans exploit fish 14 times more aggressively than marine predators We also kill large carnivores at nine times the rate that they kill... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Human 'super-predators' should change hunting, fishing habitsMIAMI - Humans are super-predators that upset the natural balance on Earth by k
Human 'super-predators' should change hunting, fishing habits
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 14 days ago
MIAMI - Humans are super-predators that upset the natural balance on Earth by killing far too many adult animals and fish, scientists said Thursday, urging a focus on catching fewer and smaller creatures. People tend to kill adult fish at 14 times... Read more
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