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A young lion grapples with a Cape porcupine in South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Lions wounded by porcupines may be more likely to attack people By Rachel CrowellMay. 21, 2019 , 11:00 AM J. Sneesby/B. Wilkins/Getty Images In 1965, an emaciated male lion attacked and killed a villager in the Darajani region of Tsavo, Kenya. Locals led American hunter John Perrott to the animal, where he shot and killed it. While admiring his trophy shortly thereafter, Perrott noticed something unusual: a sharp quill jutting out of the lion’s left nostril.Now, more than 50 years later, researchers have revealed that the quill belonged to a porcupine—and may have been behind the lion’s taste for people. “Every time [the lion] opened his mouth to eat, the damn quill pushed in further,” says Gastone Celesia, a volunteer at the Field Museum and professor emeritus of neurology at Loyola University, both in Chicago, Illinois. Celesia and his colleagues speculate that—starving and with a compromised sense of smell—the lion turned from its standard prey to an easier-to-catch quarry: humans.This may not be an isolated incident. 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In 1656 alone, Jan van Riebeeck, commander for the Dutch East India Company, observed two dead lions in Cape Town, South Africa, with porcupine injuries: One, shot after it ate a cow, had numerous quills in its skin; the other, found dead on a beach, had a porcupine quill sticking deep in its chest. Lions don’t often attack porcupines, but they can when prey is scarce or if they are young and inexperienced hunters.To get a better sense of how often these encounters occur, and what impact they have on humans and other animals, Celesia—along with team leader Julian Kerbis Peterhans, a researcher at the Field Museum, and Thomas Gnoske, an assistant collections manager at the museum—scanned the scientific literature for evidence of porcupine attacks on lions. They also analyzed anecdotes such as van Riebeeck’s, which he recorded in his personal journal. Altogether, the researchers identified approximately 50 lions injured by porcupines, at least five of which went on to attack or kill people or livestock. Young male lions were the most likely to be injured, possibly because they’re inexperienced hunters, the team speculates.Perrott’s trophy, which was part of the 50, was scanned with computerized tomography at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine on behalf of the researchers. The scans confirmed that, based on the quill’s proximity to the lion’s frontal sinuses and other key nasal structures, the animal likely had difficulty smelling and had other impairments that would have made it hard to hunt. The researchers also deduced that the lion was approximately 4 years old when it died.The researchers don’t know how many porcupine-injured lions actually go on to kill people or livestock, but they believe it “greatly increases the risk,” Kerbis Peterhans says. He and his colleagues suspect the wounded lions are more likely to go after people and livestock because the cats are too weak or ill to pursue their typical prey, wildebeest and zebra, which are bigger, faster, and harder to locate. Indeed, at the time of its death, the “Darajani maneater” was “emaciated … with protruding backbone, scapula, ribs, limbs and pelvic carriage,” the researchers report.One major limitation of the study is that it contains no direct observation of lions being impaled by quills, wrote Craig Packer in an email. Packer, who directs the University of Minnesota’s Lion Research Center in St. Paul, also questioned the finding that young male lions—which tend to be solitary—are more likely to be injured by porcupines. “I’ve seen females remove quills from their pride mates, so it may just be that males are more likely to be seen with quills still stuck in their bodies.”If porcupines really are causing lions to attack people more frequently, Kerbis Peterhans says it’s critical that injured animals be treated as soon as possible. That won’t just save the big cats, he says, it could help save people as well.
US-based ship operator Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of the first of nine Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels, which were purchased from Greenship Bulk Trust in March 2017.The 63,500 dwt MV Mystic Eagle, previously named JS Tamise, joined the company’s fleet consisting of 41 vessels on the water, including 3 Ultramax ships.The bulk carrier was constructed in 2013 by China’s shipbuilder Dayang Shipbuilding.Following the delivery of the remaining eight Ultramaxes, which are scheduled to join Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet over the coming months, the company’s pro-forma owned-fleet will consist of 49 Supramaxes and Ultramaxes.Under the agreement between the parties, which was first unveiled in late February 2017, the US owner initially agreed to acquire six Crown-63 Ultramaxes. The company later received an approval to acquire another three dry bulk sister vessels.“We are pleased to have been able to secure this fleet acquisition of 9 quality Ultramax vessels, and look forward to having them join Eagle’s fleet over the coming months,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, earlier said.Eagle Bulk acquired the nine ships, which would be renamed after Connecticut coastal towns, for a total of USD 153 million.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Despite Tobyhanna Army Depot’s positive track record and modern facilities, supporters of the northeast Pennsylvania facility and the region’s leaders still need to remain vigilant when it comes to preparing for a looming BRAC round, according to officials who spoke at a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Task Force last week.Frank Zardecki, the depot’s deputy commander, said the Amy has invested $645 million in Tobyhanna’s modernization since 2006, with an additional $157 million slated to be spent on upgrades between now and 2020.“What we have been doing with our modernization, coupled with our high efficiency ratings, we feel we are positioned well for the future,” Zardecki said, reported the Times Leader.But other states have invested more in strengthening their installations. “Other states, like Georgia and Texas, spend millions on the campaigns to keep their bases open,” Zardecki said. “That’s not so in Pennsylvania.”Barry Rhoads, chairman of D.C.-based governmental relations firm Cassidy & Associates, pointed out that all of the “bad military bases” have been closed. “The good bases, like Tobyhanna, remain open.”The next BRAC round will emphasize efficiency and maximizing cost savings, Rhoads said. “And the focus will be on closures over realignment.”
Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The Phone Strap helps you keep a better grip on your phone. It’s dirt-cheap drop protection! Loop Did you score an awesome new toy during the holidays? Let’s talk about some accessories you might want to add — and some surprisingly cheap ones at that. You got a new phoneDon’t overpay for a phone case; anything over $10-15 is probably too much. Sarah Tew/CNET It doesn’t matter if you spent $200 or $1,200 — the first order of business is a case. Because, let’s face it, gravity happens. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Buy an expensive case from Apple, AT&T, Verizon or some other retailer. You may have bought your phone there, but cases are best sourced elsewhere.My advice: Hit up Amazon and Ebay. Just search for cases for your phone model and you’ll find a dizzying array of choices. 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Share Bruce Gordon via FlickrOil and gas development seen in the West Texas Permian Basin.Energy companies targeted in a lawsuit by the City of New York for their role in the world’s changing climate are criticizing the city’s legal action, saying it’s the wrong avenue for addressing the problem.On Wednesday, the city announced a lawsuit seeking damages from five major energy companies “for the billions of dollars the City will spend to protect New Yorkers from the effects of climate change.” The city also announced a goal to divest from fossil fuels roughly $5 billion of its pension funds within five years.The lawsuit targets Houston-based ConocoPhillips, along with BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobil.ConocoPhillips told News 88-7 its practice is not to comment on pending litigation. In statements, other companies acknowledged the risks of climate change, but painted the lawsuit as unproductive.“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global issue and requires global participation and actions,” read a statement from ExxonMobil. “Lawsuits of this kind — filed by trial attorneys against an industry that provides products we all rely upon to power the economy and enable our domestic life – simply do not do that.”In a statement, Shell called climate change a “complex societal challenge” that instead of being addressed by the courts, should be dealt with through “low-carbon choices” driven by “sound government policy and cultural change.”Chevron, also in a statement, dismissed the lawsuit as “factually and legally meritless,” saying it “will do nothing to address the serious issue of climate change.”Victor Flatt, head of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston, said the lawsuit is the latest in a string of similar climate-related litigation aimed at the energy sector. But, he noted, New York’s case goes beyond similar challenges like those from cities in California.“It’s the first public organization that has sued and really brought up allegations not just that greenhouse gases have caused harm, but that the companies responsible for these amounts of greenhouse gases purposefully hid what they were doing and had bad intent,” Flatt said. “It shows that this drumbeat of litigation is just going to continue.”Correction: a previous version of this story stated that New York City announced a goal to divest from fossil fuels its $189 billion in pension funds within five years. In fact, the goal is to divest roughly $5 billion, which is the amount the city’s pension funds hold in fossil fuel companies.