Bi-sciurus

“In areas of Ireland where pine martens are thriving, grey squirrels have almost disappeared, allowing reds to reestablish themselves.
The occurrence of [squirrel]pox-resistance within some red squirrel populations is also a reason for hope for red over grey. Last but not least is the development of an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels together with plans to bait them using Nutella.” https://theconversation.com/in-defence-of-the-grey-squirrel-britains-most-unpopular-invader-73983

A gift for Ferrero’s bushy-tailed marketers: sex and chocolate.

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Climatic

“An international coalition of experts on climate change, family planning and development aid are now pushing for universal access to family planning to be recognized as a part of ‘climate-compatible development’.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/03/us-population-climate-idUKKBN0L71IY20150203)

Always a sensitive area, but one that’s ballooning.

Starvelings

“Studies of the effect of pharmaceutical contamination on wildlife are rare but new work published on Monday reveals that an anti-depressant reduces feeding in starlings and that a contraceptive drug slashes fish populations in lakes.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/drugs-flushed-into-the-environment-could-be-cause-of-wildlife-decline)

Who knew starlings were depressed and binge-eating?