Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Highly toxic insecticides used on cats and dogs to kill fleas are poisoning rivers across England, a study has revealed. The discovery is "extremely concerning" for water insects, and the fish and birds that depend on them, the scientists said.

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COVID infections in animals prompt scientific concern

Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.

Can humans give coronavirus to bats, and other wildlife?

Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.

Two cats are first U.S. pets to test positive for coronavirus

The animals appear to have mild symptoms and likely caught the virus from their owners. And there’s no evidence pets can pass it to humans.

What are zoonotic diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, which pass from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. Where do they come from and how can we avoid them?

Invasive turtles are wreaking havoc in New York City

Abandoned pets are wreaking havoc on city parks.

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instances of the devices also poisoning other wildlife, pets and people.

Where does your pet want to live?

A new study ranks the largest U.S. cities for pet friendliness.

What is blue-green algae, and can it hurt you or your dog?

With numerous lake closings for blue-green algae this summer, including Lake Hopatcong, people have become fearful of going into waterways, and of exposing their pets after three dogs died after swimming in a North Carolina pond.
Plastic Pollution

Dog poop bags are a menace. But what's the green alternative?

Trying to eliminate plastic from her life, Jemima Kiss hit a snag with cleaning up dog waste, so she dug for a solution.


Dog food made from insects to go on sale in UK for first time

The UK's first dog food made from insects goes on sale this week, which its manufacturers say could help reduce the environmental damage caused by the massive volumes of meat routinely fed to dogs and cats.


How reindeer are being threatened by climate change

More snow and a decreasing amount of food and insects are reportedly all potential effects of climate change that are harming reindeer.


Insect pet food to offset carbon pawprint

As meat-addicted dogs and cats threaten to eat us to extinction, some pet food startups are pioneering sustainable puppy snacks based on high-protein, low-emission insects.
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