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    British 'racists': White-wing bullies targeting minority students
    "Maybe the swans here are a little bit racist ..."What's four feet tall, resides in an über-upscale region of the British Isles, and has the reputation for attacking only those individuals with more melanoma than the average...
  • Swans should be protected in America like they are in England.
    Saving New York’s Swans
    Wildlife is one of the most precious and important aspects to nature that adds to the overall beauty of a location’s landscapes. Most people love getting a view of wild animals like birds and woodland creatures when they are out in nature....
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    NJ Trucker Rescues Injured Swan and its Mate
    Traffic can be stressful for even the most seasoned NJ driver, and downright terrifying for injured wildlife.Luckily, an injured swan and its apparent mate had Palisades Park resident Fred Kowal on their side. The injured swan, who was observed to...
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    Trumpeter swans visit Minnesota waters
    Yesterday, we had some unexpected and rarely seen visitors to the waters in front of our cabin. The weather is changing here in northern Minnesota and as many of the snowbirds have already flown to warmer weather. There are, however a few still...
  • Swans 10/24/12 at Metro
    Swans 10/24/12 at Metro
    For the third year in a row, the Swans have gone on a fall tour. This is a welcome tradition as until three years ago the band was inactive and seemingly retired. This year they not only brought us another tour but they just released a monumental...
  • Swans Bring "The Seer" Tour To Boston
    Swans Bring "The Seer" Tour To Boston
    Swans, the seminal post-punk outfit fronted by the enigmatic Michael Gira, is back on the scene with a new line up and new album, the sprawling, hypnotic 2-disc effort, The Seer. Featuring guest turns by the likes of Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and...
  • The Great Lakes states fear introduction of Asian carp into Lake Michigan will damage the tourism and fishing industries in their states.
    'Invasive' species in Michigan and elsewhere
    In a recent article, we focused upon how the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed killing mute swans in response to their perceived role as an unwanted, invasive species. But what exactly counts as an invasive species?Many...
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    Should the Mute Swans in Michigan be killed?
    Last week in a 3-2 vote the Michigan Natural Resource Commission voted to prohibit the release of Mute swans back into the wild if they were taken to an animal rehabilitator as cygnets, (chicks) or injured birds. The birds are to be destroyed....
  • (Photo) 'Killer' swan attacks its caretaker: Man dies without life insurance
    'Killer' swan attacks its caretaker: Man dies without life insurance
    A bird dubbed a "killer" swan attacked its caretaker paddling a kayak in Des Plaines, Illinois last weekend. Sadly, the man, a father of two, died without a life insurance policy. Why did the typically graceful bird turn on the man...
  • Swans 9/22/11 at Bottom Lounge
    Swans 7/22/11 at Bottom Lounge
    Thursday night the Swans once again returned to the Bottom Lounge in an effort to destroy the hearing of about 700 or so people with their insanely loud and intense performance. Until last year the band was mostly inactive and when they come to...
  • The Palace of Fine Arts reopens to the public
    The Palace of Fine Arts reopens to the public
    Seven-years, $21 million dollars later, the Palace of Fine Arts is open and ready for business. The renovations included seismic upgrades, the addition of new entrances and pathways, and the replacement of the rotunda floor and the roof of its...