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World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

Science
Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, according to a study.The Ethiopian wolf, red wolf, tiger, lion, African wild dog and cheetah have all been squeezed out as land is lost to human settlements and farming.Reintroduction of carnivores into areas where they once roamed is vital in conservation, say scientists.This relies on human willingness to share the landscape with the likes of the wolf.The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, was carried out by Christopher Wolf and William Ripple of Oregon State University.They mapped the current range of 25 large carnivores using International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List data. This was compared with historic maps from 500 years ago. The work shows that large carnivore r...
China Eastern Airlines plane lands with large hole in engine

China Eastern Airlines plane lands with large hole in engine

World
June 12 (UPI) -- A China Eastern Airlines plane sustained a major engine failure and returned to Sydney with a massive hole in its engine, witnesses said.The hole in the engine's nose cowl, the metal shroud at the front of the engine, was visible to the 221 passengers aboard the Airbus A330-220 on Flight MU736 to Shanghai as they departed the plane. No one was injured in the incident.The passengers said they heard what sounded like an explosion, and smelled a burning odor.Australia's Transport Safety Bureau launched an investigation focused on the Trent 700 engine manufactured by Rolls-Royce. A statement from Rolls-Royce said it was "aware of the incident and will be working closely with relevant partners to understand the cause of the issue."The engine failure closely resembles a similar ...