Monthly Archives: October 2016

Study of stranded orangutan shows impact of poor diet and isolation stress

Young orangutans isolated in disturbed or partially cleared habitat can suffer from a combination of stress, malnutrition, dehydration and anemia according to a study led by the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan. A team of eight researchers, … Continue reading

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Researchers raise concerns about NZ climate policy & energy poverty

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, is “choking on growth”, and is on track to increase its greenhouse emissions by around 46 per cent over the next decade, a United Nations report says. Traffic congestion is costing Auckland around $1.25 billion … Continue reading

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