One Colorado man’s pleasant afternoon walk with his dachshund turned gruesome last week when tragedy leapt from the shadows and struck mercilessly. The unidentified Colorado Springs pet owner was walking his dog in a gated community on the city’s southwest side when a mountain lion emerged from the bushes, snatched the small, sausage-like dog from its owner, and dragged it away to be eaten in private.
Parks and Wildlife were able to eventually trap and then euthanize the mountain ... Read More
Photographer: Courtesy of the London Cycling Campaign
On Wednesday, the London Cycling Campaign released its design for a new concept truck that they say would reduce the incidence of fatal cycling collisions. The Safer Urban Lorry has a lower clearance and a larger windshield and windows to give the driver a better view of traffic around it. Other technological features include side cameras and wheel guards designed to prevent cyclists from being dragged underneath the truck in the event of a crash. "Our safer Urban Lorry design is a challenge t... Read More
Poachers killed at least 86 elephants, including 33 females and 15 calves, last week in Chad, according to conservation groups as reported by Reuters. It is the worst recorded elephant slaughter since February of 2012, when more than 300 elephants were found dead in Cameroon.
"The poachers killed pregnant females and all the calves," said Celine Sissler-Bienvenu of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. "Even if the conditions were right, which they are not, it would take more than 20 y... Read More
Businesses and local residents in Cody and Jackson, Wyoming, have raised almost $170,000 to plow the roads into Yellowstone National Park so that the park can open to tourists on time.
Normally around March 4, Yellowstone begins hiring crews to plow the park's roads. Because of the sequester, which took effect March 1, the park was forced to cut $1.8 million from its budget. Park Superintendent Dan Wenk decided to save some money by allowing the spring sun to do some of the melting and open t... Read More
It turns out that Google has an adventure bucket list, too. The tech giant recently crossed four of the world's highest peaks off its list after sending a team of people with digital cameras and fisheye lenses to chronicle Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, and Everest Base Camp. Now they have posted photos of the trips to Google Street View so online viewers can have a look around.
"While there’s nothing quite like standing on the mountain, with Google Maps you can instantly ... Read More