I’m going to spend five months with penguins, and no wifi or running water – here’s why Mary HIlton

orAntarctica holds an almost mythical appeal. Detached from the rest of the world, its beauty is unique. It is a continent that has never seen a war, and where testing military capabilities is strictly forbidden. It is, as the Antarctic Treaty reminds us, “a natural reserve devoted to peace and science”. And this impressive wilderness … Read more

I spent a year meeting people who make a difference – here’s what they taught me Life and style

Then the year I’ve spent highlighting the people doing good in their communities for the Guardian angel column, I’ve learned many things. First: no one sets out to be a do-gooder. Something happens to a person – calamity, sickness, loss – that opens a cavity in their chest, and once the air gets in, they’re … Read more

Foot and mouth disease could devastate Australia’s economy. Here’s what can be done Agriculture

Kirsten was screaming and emotional when she was arrested for breach of the peace, assault of two police officers and possessing an offensive weapon. She wasn’t a drug-addled miscreant. She was a 22-year-old railway worker who had come home to find her pet goat, Misty, slain outside the family cottage by government vets. This was … Read more

From Food & Toys To Pet Insurance, Here’s What You’ll Need When Preparing For A Kitten

Getting a kitten is one of life’s most joyful experiences, as it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship that will last for years to come. And whether you’re still preparing for kitten kisses or already getting covered up in them, bringing home a new fur baby means you’ve got a lot of decisions to … Read more

From Food & Toys To Pet Insurance, Here’s What You’ll Need When Preparing For A Puppy

Getting a puppy is one of life’s most joyful experiences, as it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship that will last for years to come. And whether you’re still preparing for puppy kisses or already getting covered up in them, bringing home a new fur baby means you’ve got a lot of decisions to … Read more

Here’s What You Need To Know

If you live in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, or Southern Vancouver Island and enjoy taking your dog on streamside adventures, this message is for you. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife released a statement earlier this month reminding residents to protect their dogs against Salmon Poisoning Disease. The potentially-fatal condition occurs when dogs ingest … Read more