Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Save a life this Thanksgiving

Even though we live in Canada, many of us celebrate US Thanksgiving. Please take a minute to read this excellent article about just who you might be eating on Thursday. When most people hear the word turkey, they think of a roast on the table at Thanksgiving—the piece of flesh whose entire purpose is to satisfy our

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Two Giraffes Die Within One Week at Greater Vancouver Zoo

A second giraffe has now died at the Greater Vancouver Zoo – both within one week. On Tuesday November 15th, the Zoo’s 3-year-old baby giraffe was found dead in his enclosure. The cause of death is still under investigation. Now his mother has been found dead in her barn on Saturday, November 19th. The zoo

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The population explosion

As you probably know, the human population reached 7 billion last week.  Do you remember when it hit 6 billion?  You just might–it was only 12 years ago, in 1999.   But for thousands of years, our population was apparently pretty stable. In 1800, there were 1 billion of us.  That’s when we managed to