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2009-07-11 20:49:02

Cambodia's high infant and child mortality rate can be fought by improving hygiene in river communities, a resource development charity said Saturday. Lien Aid, a Singapore-based non-governmental organization, is developing a toilet that can be used in river communities where homes are constructed on floating platforms and moved seasonally. Currently, residents use the river rather than latrines, Resource Development International - Cambodia told the IRIN news agency. This practice...

2009-06-26 13:38:35

A Swedish man said an enjoyable evening walk with his dog turned into a real stinker when they both fell through the ground into a feces-filled hole. Thomas Sundberg said he was walking with his dog, Rex, last week near the Kramfors-Solleftea airport when he felt the ground start to give way beneath his feet and soon man and dog were both nearly submerged in a sludge lagoon used by the city of Kramfors to store and dry sewage, The Local reported Friday. Sundberg said he and Rex were luckily...

2009-06-24 15:36:32

In the mating world of yellow dung flies, large, brawny males almost always get the girl. However, a new study suggests that smaller males rule if presented with an opportunity to woo females when they are not hanging out on cow dung. It is the first time alternative male reproductive strategies have been observed in this species.In a study published in the June 24 Proceedings of The Royal Society B, a group of Syracuse University (N.Y.) undergraduate students found that small male dung...

2009-06-18 11:52:51

Krakow municipal police in southern Poland are out in the streets to fine dog-walking citizens $210 each for failing to collect dog poop. In a campaign to keep the streets' sidewalks cleared of dogs' feces, Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski has formed a task force to tackle the problem of removing about 13,200 pounds of dogs' poop every day. The mayor's campaign added 100 special collecting trash bins to the already existing 400 bins, in addition to handing out free poop bags to dog owners,...

2009-04-02 13:24:09

Officials with the Cook County Board in Illinois said a discontented audience member at a recent meeting may have left feces behind in the boardroom. The officials said board members smelled the feces during Wednesday's meeting and County Board President Todd Stroger called a half-hour recess while boardroom staff removed the offending substance, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported Thursday. Officials said they have not ruled out the idea that the feces may have been dropped by...

2009-03-26 07:10:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day. In recognition of a growing problem in our communities, environment and water tables, aPaws has established a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. Dog waste is no joke! The American Pet Association estimates that this country's...

2009-03-05 17:09:18

A popular Taiwanese restaurant chain that is expanding into China features toilets for seats and a bodily-waste themed menu. Modern Toilet, which has seven locations in Taiwan, one in Hong Kong and a location opening this week in Shenzhen, China, is decorated with lights and dish covers shaped like feces and seats customers at glass tables with sinks underneath, Time reported Thursday. The eatery's food is served atop miniature toilet bowls, ice cream dishes are shaped like squat toilets and...

2009-03-05 15:01:56

Chinese scientists say they've discovered chicken manure can be used to biodegrade crude oil in contaminated soil. Bello Yakubu, Huiwen Ma and ChuYu Zhang of Wuhan University said they determined bacteria contained in the manure breaks down 50 percent more crude oil than in soil lacking the manure. The scientists said current approaches to remove soil contaminated by crude oil caused by equipment failure, natural disasters or human error come with additional environmental costs. Detergents,...

2009-01-30 13:25:00

New On-Farm Constructions, Expansions Required to Develop Odor Management Plan HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New regulations to manage odors from newly constructed animal barns and certain other agricultural operations will help minimize the potential for conflicts between neighbors, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. "With increasing development and urban sprawl, Pennsylvanians are moving closer and closer to their farming neighbors," said Wolff. "These...

2008-11-19 22:27:29

Organizers of a false-feces demonstration in front of a Bern, Switzerland, railway station say the event was aimed at raising awareness of toilet shortages. Helvetas, the Swiss Association for International Cooperation, said campaigners piled the rubber droppings outside the city's main railway station Wednesday to mark World Toilet Day, a day designed to draw attention to sanitation problems around the world, The Sun reported Wednesday. The association said an estimated 2.6 billion people...


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2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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2007-06-25 07:51:11

The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...

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