Animals

New Zealand on the Hunt for a Veritable “Pied Piper”

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On May 11, 2017, an article in the Toronto Star by Nick Perry outlined New Zealand’s ambitious goal to eradicate the country’s invasive rodents in a massive conservation effort to protect unique bird species. Perry writes that a passionate speech by leading scientist Sir Paul Callaghan rallied national pride in New Zealand’s bird diversity and created momentum for his dream of exterminating all invasive rats, opossums, and stoats that endanger many of New Zealand’s native bird species.

The Life of a Circus Tiger

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How We Might End Up Eating Organ Donors

Pigs and people, sadly for them and fortunately for us, are anatomically similar in shape and size, which makes them possibly fit to donate organs to humans – a process called “xenotransplantation”. As hazardous as this may sound, modern science is finding ways to make it safe.

The major issue with xenotransplantation is that pigs have viruses (known as “porcine endogenous retroviruses”, or PERVs) “embedded in their own DNA”. When pig and human cells grow alongside, which happens after transplantation, those viruses may get passed across cells and cause diseases such as cancer.

Where Are the Birds at?

Felix Morin

Stephania Dascalescu

Laura Henry

Migration and Habitat of Birds  

 

What we already know (from the book Just Cool It!)

·         Poorly situated wind farms, especially ones using older turbine technology, do kill birds, but it<s an issue that can be addressed, it’s not the biggest big killer

·         Fossil fuels, especially coal, are by far the largest energy-related bird killers.

The Disturbing Truth About Climate Change in the Arctic

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Writen by: Kevin Constantineau, Eric Li, Xavier Bradley, Laurent Voisard

Final

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Final Paper
 

           Some might think that bees can be the most annoying and sometime scary insects. Most people would run or even try and kill the bee that is swaming around their head, but did you ever think that when their are nomore bees in exitistence how would it effect our way of life? Climate change plays a major role in the absences of Honey Bees and Bumble Bees. I chose this article because this will consequently effect my family , you family, and genarations to come. 
 
 

Bees

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         Bees