Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

Photograph: Natalie Parletta“In our trial at just one dog park, we learned that we can divert at least 31,000 plastic bags and five tonnes of dog poop each year via just one green waste bin,” says project coordinator Ruth Miller.

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe stories in Woman’s Best Friend Project are not just inspiring — they also help dogs.Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe Woman’s Best Friend Project has helped Kidd recognize the special bond she shares with her own rescue dogs, Hudson and Hermanito.

Bored? These Americans are teaching their dogs to talk

Bored? These Americans are teaching their dogs to talk

Helmed by Dr Federico Rossano, director of the Comparative Cognition Lab at the University of California San Diego, and Leo Trottier, a PhD candidate, project They Can Talk is one of the latest in a decades-long series of psycholinguistic studies seeking to document non-humans expressing themselves in language-like ways.

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Fugazza said that learning names of items appears to be a very different task for dogs than learning commands, with almost all dogs able to do the latter – at least to some degree.

Netflix's film about a burned-out man and an octopus is the antidote to 2020

Netflix's film about a burned-out man and an octopus is the antidote to 2020

“The incidence of endemic species in kelp forests is huge, but what’s happening with climate change is almost every kelp forest in the world is shifting and changing,” she said.For example, in Tasmania, kelp forests have disappeared over a number of years, and that’s because of climate change.

Woman shares how she built adorable mini replica of her bed for dog

Woman shares how she built adorable mini replica of her bed for dog

The golden retriever loves her special bed (Picture: Melissa Belanger) Rikka is now 16 months old (Picture: Melissa Belanger)‘Rikka is the smartest, sweetest, most wonderful puppy I have ever had the honour to adopt,’ Melissa, 41, who lives with her partner in Quebec, tells .

Dogs need volunteers to help them sniff out coronavirus

Dogs need volunteers to help them sniff out coronavirus

Volunteers are needed to produce hundreds of positive and negative samples (Picture: Bex Arts/MDD/PA Wire)Scientists testing whether specially trained dogs can detect coronavirus sufferers are calling for healthy and sick volunteers to take part in a trial.

Woman makes DIY stairlift for her elderly rescue pugs

Woman makes DIY stairlift for her elderly rescue pugs

George, Emery, Bodhi and Sam waiting for their turn in the stairlift (Picture: Mercury Press & Media Ltd)When Sonya Karimi, 31, from New Orleans, Louisiana, adopted elderly pugs George,13, and Bodhi, 10, and Boston terrier Sam, 10, she noticed they struggled to climb her stairs.

Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

When Medical Detection Dogs was tasked with finding out whether malaria had a distinctive smell, Asher was assigned to the project.“If a dog comes up to something they like the odour of, they sniff really hard and rapidly, don’t they?” explains Guest.

How Chiefs player is using team's Super Bowl win to help out dogs who need a home

How Chiefs player is using team's Super Bowl win to help out dogs who need a home

All dogs that became available at the shelter on or before Super Bowl Sunday are eligible to be adopted for free, thanks to Nnadi.Nnadi previously sponsored one dog to be adopted for free after every Chiefs win this season.

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process.“What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential to translate to human health,” said project co-director Daniel Promislow of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

‘I used to follow Chris and his whippet Edie round Sunderland.When the project was finished, I told Chris that I thought we had got enough He said: “Don’t say that.

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

While some of the most egregious crimes against wildlife are committed abroad against elephants, rhinos, and tigers, the fact that animal products can fetch lucrative prices, often right here in the United States, contributes to the problem.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Photographer travels the world capturing stunning images of dogs

Photographer travels the world capturing stunning images of dogs

Siberian husky, Mira at Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon, Iceland (Picture: Alicja Zmyslowska / SWNS.com)A photographer has travelled the world capturing amazing images of dogs in the most beautiful locations. Ciri the border collie in Bymarka forest in Trondheim, Norway.(Picture: Alicja Zmyslowska / SWNS.com)She has also run workshops for photographing dogs across Europe.