The tiger next door: Americas backyard big cats

There are more tigers in American gardens than there are left in the wild. Alex Hannaford meets the owners who live cheek by jowl with their pets, and also those ensuring the big cats are treated without cruelty It was the sort of Humane Society of the United States. Youd be forgiven for thinking Lokis experience was an isolated incident it isnt. An oft-quoted statistic is that there are more tigers in American back yards than there are left in the wild. According to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, there are between 5,000 in captivity in the U a tiger roaming a residential neighbourhood after it escaped from someones back yard. No one knew about them, she says. They …

Deadly cliffside collapse underscores California’s climate-fueled crisis

Tragedy in Encinitas comes as nearly 75% of states coastlines erode, endangering lives, homes, and infrastructure Three women were killed last week while sunning on a beach in Encinitas, California, when the bluff above them gave way. The sudden tragedy that befell Anne Clave; her mother, Julie Davis; and her aunt Elizabeth Cox, who had gathered at the resplendent coastline in the seaside community north of San Diego to celebrate Cox surviving cancer, made landslide on a San Francisco beach killed another beachgoer in 2019. Nearly three-quarters of Californias coastlines are actively eroding, putting lives, homes, roadways, railways, utilities and other infrastructure in danger. The cliffs have been crumbling since before the Arctic began melting, but natural geological collapse stands …

The great green expansion: how ring-necked parakeets took over London

Was Jimi Hendrix responsible for the bright-green tropical birds presence in the capital? Or was it Katharine Hepburn? Electric Ladyland wasnt the only thing Jimi Hendrix released in 1968. One day in that tumultuous year he left his flat on Brook Street, Mayfair, and strolled down nearby Carnaby Street with a birdcage in his hands. I like to think that he was dressed in a tasselled jacket and flares, his favourite Fender Stratocaster slung across his back. Or perhaps he travelled incognito, in a trenchcoat and dark glasses. Either way, somewhere on that street, the heart of Swinging London at the height of peace and love, he opened the door of the cage and unleashed two bright green birds: Adam …