Two Mississippi Poultry Plants Misled Workers, Feds Say

Two poultry processing plants owe Mississippi workers more than $285,000 in back wages, according to the US Department of Labor. Getty Images/iStockphoto Employers at two poultry processing plants left 313 workers short and now owe them more than $285,000 in back pay, according to the US Department of Labor. Mississippi factories made illegal deductions from … Read more

Canada’s birds helped me connect with my new country

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick in her book birds art life, author Kyo Maclear decides to go bird watching in her big city. Throughout the changing seasons, Maclear opens his head and heart to avian creatures. … Read more

Toronto nature lovers want bird protection amid condo boom

The plight of birds in the city is raising questions about whether our need for homes outweighs that of our feathered friends. A group of Distillery District residents and their MPP want to know why the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issued a permit in mid-May allowing Lanterra Developments to move two young red-tailed … Read more

New nesting boxes help Snowy Mountains turquoise parrots recover from Black Summer wildfires

When Louise Freckelton and David Bray were inspecting their property in the snowy mountains of New South Wales after the devastating black summer wildfires, they were elated to find a unique and vulnerable bird species that had survived. The small population of turquoise parrots remained during the Dunns Road fire by populating small unburned areas … Read more

China blocks measures to increase protection for emperor penguins

BERLIN — China has blocked efforts to increase protection for emperor penguins, which are increasingly threatened by the effects of global warming on their natural habitat in Antarctica, officials said on Friday. Dozens of countries backed giving special protected status to the world’s largest penguins at a 10-day meeting in Berlin of the Antarctic Treaty … Read more

Experts say war in Ukraine shows we need a new way to feed the world – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Don’t say you weren’t warned. World leaders are struggling to contain a food crisis spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but experts say their response is gravely flawed as it repeats the flaws of a broken model, preparing countries for similar crises in the future. They believe that … Read more

Bad Kitty: German town isolates cats to save rare birds

BERLIN – What a catastrophe! Authorities in the southwestern German city of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August to protect a rare bird during its breeding season. The decree aims to help save the crested lark, which makes its nest on the ground and is … Read more

Confirmed case of bird flu reported in Okanagan

A new case of bird flu has been confirmed in Kelowna, BC The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that a small flock of backyard birds has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus. The property was quarantined by the CFIA and the ministry notified producers within a 12 kilometer radius. See … Read more

Bald Eagles Are The Latest Victims Of Deadly Bird Flu Spreading Across US

A highly contagious and deadly strain of avian flu spreading among farms and wild birds in the United States has been claiming the lives of bald eagles. Three bald eagles found dead in Georgia tested positive for the new influenza strain, H5N1, the state’s department of natural resources announced this week. The statement also noted … Read more