Sprinkler system gives hope to flying foxes in Australia

With climate change driving more extreme heat events in Australia, species across the country are at heightened risk. Flying foxes, in particular, can suffer fatal heat stress when temperatures climb to over 108 degrees, an occurrence growing more and more common across the country. But a successful trial of a system of atmospheric cooling sprinklers has given hope to researchers working to protect this vulnerable species.

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Feds Find 30,500 Birds Denied Water and Food on Trucks for 25 Hours at Costco Supplier; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

After obtaining U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that approximately 30,500 chickens were held in severely crowded crates on trucks overnight without food or water at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Nebraska—which exclusively supplies Issaquah-based Costco stores—PETA sent a letter this morning to Dodge County Attorney Paul J. Vaughan requesting a criminal probe and applicable charges… Read more »

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Feds Find Over 9,000 Hens Frozen Dead in Subzero Temperatures on Trucks at Slaughterhouse

Armed with a newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing that more than 25,000 chickens transported from Ohio were left on trailers outside the Butterfield Foods slaughterhouse overnight as the wind chill plummeted to minus 32 degrees—slowly and painfully killing over 9,100 birds—PETA sent a letter today to Watonwan County Attorney Stephen Lindee urging… Read more »

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