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Two days ago eight members of the famous Marsh Pride of lions were poisoned inside the Masai Mara National Reserve. Also poisoned were at least six White-backed and Rüppell’s vultures, though this will never make the headlines.
American author Rachel Carson documented the devastating effects of pesticides on the environment in her book Silent Spring. Now, just over 50 years since its publication, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) looks at this seminal work and tracks how the work of the Trust has heeded Carson’s cogent warnings.
By Catherine Zandonella, M.P.H. My mother-in-law notes that my two precious darling children are, at times, a bit unruly. I fully accept that the cause of their boisterousness is my parenting style. Nevertheless, I am intrigued by a recent scientific study suggesting that chemicals in our environment can influence the brain development and behavior of…