US farmers face plague of pests as global heating raises soil temperatures | Climate crisis

Agricultural pests that devour key food crops are advancing northwards in the US and becoming more widespread as the climate heats up, new research warns. The corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) is considered to be among the most common farm pests in the US, ravaging crops such as corn, cotton, soy and other vegetables. It spends … Read more

Crow brainpower study saved from Brexit cuts after appeal raises £500,000 | Research funding

Nicola Clayton’s cognitive research work is set to soar again. The Cambridge scientist’s center for studying the minds of crows, rooks and jays has been saved after the Observer revealed funding cuts were threatening it with closure. A public appeal has since raised more than £500,000, while Cambridge University has also stepped in to boost … Read more

Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns | Dogs

Canine fertility clinics have boomed in the UK during the pandemic, experts have revealed, as calls grow for greater oversight of the industry. The clinics offer services ranging from artificial insemination to ultrasound scanning, semen analysis, progesterone testing and, in some cases, caesarean sections. Such clinics can be used to support good breeding, but their … Read more

Animal hospital raises funds for retired police dog charity

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals has donated £ 1,000 to the WAGS retired police dog charity, an independent foundation set up to help retired police dogs from Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset, and Gloucestershire police forces. WAGS provides assistance in emergency situations and to offer financial assistance where a large vets bill may mean a decision is made … Read more

Dog walk raises more than £ 37k for charity

The Agria Dog Walk returned for 2022 and raised more than £ 37,000 for animal charities across Europe. In the UK, Brits drummed up £ 10,000 for a selection of animal rescues, including The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Circular walk The simultaneous dog walk raised £ 37,000 for European animal … Read more

Annual “Cat Extravaganza” Event Raises Money For Ukraine

This week, in the seaside village of Brighton, UK, the Loving Cats Worldwide group (more commonly known as the LCWW) put on their iconic and incredibly unique “Cat Extravaganza” event. This event attracted hundreds of Brighton locals to view what LCWW claimed to be the “most beautiful cats in the world.” “(The) LCWW Group is … Read more

Specialists’ online conference for Ukraine raises £ 33,000

A day-long conference staged by 21 specialists has raised more than £ 33,000 for charities in war-torn Ukraine. The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) ran the event from 9am to 9pm on 9 April with The Webinar Vet, with 19 sessions presented live and 2 pre-recorded. Five moderators oversaw proceedings. Delegates were … Read more

Annual bird count in UK gardens raises hopes for greenfinch | RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Greenfinch populations, which were previously in steep decline in the UK, are showing the first signs of recovery, according to the latest annual RSPB big garden birdwatch results. The citizen science survey gives a good idea of ​​how bird populations are faring in Britain. This year almost 700,000 people took part, counting more than 11 … Read more