Tag «Public»

ANIMAL NEWS – Dolphin ‘mitras’, a helping hand for Ganges river dolphins

ANIMAL NEWS – Dolphin ‘mitras’, a helping hand for Ganges river dolphins

In animal welfare news, an Indian state moves to protect endangered Ganges River dolphins. The Forest and Environment Department of Bihar is employing 20 “mitras” or “friends,” as they have been named, to assist in safeguarding the dolphins at Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary. The “mitras” (friends) will work to raise public awareness of the importance …

Seth Berkley: HIV and flu — the vaccine strategy

Seth Berkley: HIV and flu — the vaccine strategy

Do you worry about what is going to kill you? Heart disease, cancer, a car accident? Most of us worry about things we can’t control, like war, terrorism, the tragic earthquake that just occurred in Haiti. But what really threatens humanity? A few years ago, Professor Vaclav Smil tried to calculate the probability of sudden …