In the midst of some really bad climate news, here’s a story about animals adapting to the changing climate. North Atlantic right whales are summering hundreds of miles further north than usual. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Ocean temperatures are warming (we know that much). As a result, scientists believe currents are shifting and changing the way the right whale’s food is distributed. On a good day, researchers spotted some 50 whales in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence off the coast of Canada. That’s a 450-mile swim from their traditional feed grounds in the Gulf of Fundy.
- ✌️ This is the second year of strong support for the animal rights movement in Taiwan. Hundreds marched through the streets of the capital city, Taipei, which was named one of the best cities for vegans in the world in 2017. [Taiwan News]
- 😒 Here’s the problem: We need to eat but can’t seem to grow food without dumping large amounts of phosphorus into our water supply. “Are some of our more extreme agricultural watersheds impossible to repair?” asked one researcher. “I can’t answer that. It’s a societal issue and there are solutions.” [Science Daily]
- ☎️ Simple Feast, the weekly plant-based meat kit company that raised $12 million in new funds a few months ago, just connected a Quit Meat Helpline. For any of you thinking about making the switch, just dial +45 82 82 00 00. [Simple Feast]
- 🐶 Animal rescuers saved 71 beagles from a house in rural Pennsylvania. One rescuer claimed they had never so many animals crammed into such a small space. [Seattle Times]
- 💗 Rat lovers are responding with heartfelt compassion after Paris budgeted millions to exterminate its rat infestation. Animal activist group Paris Animaux Zoopolis wants to Parisians to live alongside their four million little friends, but Parisian aren’t taking it well. [Metro]