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South Korea to Become 4th Nation to Hunt Whales

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This announcement is considered a major blow to the campaign to end global whaling. It sucks big time.

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Lovebirds in the Limelight

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In case you missed it, today’s Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

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The Elusive Goal of Bird-Safe Skyscrapers

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” That’s because an American architecture firm is planning what’s billed as the “world’s first invisible building” in South Korea. Or perhaps I should say “illusive.” Hat tip to Pat O’Donnell for the story; the image above is by GDS Architects, via CNN.)

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South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

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The summit on genetically engineered animal technologies drew about 200 people from as far as South Korea and New Zealand. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept. 28 his intentions to build such a facility in the state during the Livestock Biotech Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

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Broome to Busan

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I then flew into Busan, South Korea after a heavy rain storm Tuesday morning and the first birds I saw were egrets beside the runway. Now there are direct flights from Broome in the winter months we should consider it. There shouldn’t be too many people there, as they all seem to come to Broome!

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Hoopoe

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We saw these birds in Egypt in 1994 and they were just great and Grant saw 5 in Busan, South Korea a few weeks ago, just after I got home to Broome. Hoopoe Upupa Epops With a name like that you would just want to see this bird! It sounds good and it looks good… even a non-birder would be impressed!

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Ruppy the glowing puppy

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They do their work at the Seoul National University in South Korea. Byeong-Chun Lee and his team created the dogs by cloning fibroblast cells that create a red fluorescent gene. Lee was also part of a team that created the first cloned dog, Snuppy, in 2005. Dogs often are used in research for narcolepsy, certain cancers and blindness.

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