Jailed activist tells of life in cold cell

Bianca Hall

She spends 23 hours a day in a draughty Russian prison cell, with Arctic blizzards blowing outside, and is allowed to walk outside in “an outdoor chicken pen” for just an hour a day.

Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris, a 27-year-old permanent Australian resident and British citizen, has written to her Sydney manager James Lorenz to describe how she passes the time dreaming of running into her family’s arms …

Sydney Morning Herald – October 27, 2013


Orca trainer saw best of Keiko, worst of Tilikum (Video)

By Vivian Kuo, CNN

Victoria, British Columbia (CNN) — Colin Baird still remembers the day he got the call from work more than 23 years ago, when he learned of his co-worker’s fate.

“We need you to come in”, said his colleague from the Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria.

His fellow trainer, 20-year old Keltie Byrne, had slipped and fallen into the orca tank. Byrne was an exceptionally strong swimmer but she was no match for the aquarium’s killer whales …

CNN – October 26, 2013


More Than 441 New Species of Animals and Plants Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest in Last Four Years

By Samantha Goodwin

The vast rainforest of the Amazon has remained highly unexplored for a long time. However, over the last few years, biologists and nature enthusiasts have taken the initiative to discover rare species that exist in the wild and this includes exploring the Amazon rainforest. In a new report, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed that between 2010 and 2013, more than 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered in this area alone. The total is broken down into 258 plants, 84 fish, 58 amphibians, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one mammal. Moreover, this tally doesn’t include the countless insects and vertebrates that were discovered during this period …

Headlines & Global News – Oct 26, 2013 06:10 AM EDT


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Oct 26, 2013)

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