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The Story of SmokeyBear & His Resilient Leg

Every year our family fosters a few homeless mama cats and their kittens for the Humane Society -- in general, a very rewarding and heartwarming experience, even with all the poop scooping. But our mo…

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Bee-Killing Pesticide More Dangerous Than Previously Believed

The decade-long debate over the safety of neonicotinoid ("neonics") may be coming to an end. New developments from around the world demonstrate that these pesticides are not only a threat to bees, but…

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Service Dog Receives College Diploma

This year about 2,500 students just graduated from Idaho State University. Embracing the rite-of-passage of the newly-educated, most also participated in a commencement ceremony to receive their hard-…

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These are the Hidden Costs of Oil Spills

A bird oiled by the Galveston spill. Photo: © Chase A. Fountain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department On March 22, the country's collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico. Four years aft…

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It’s National Volunteer Month! 5 Reasons to Sign Up

Did you know that April is National Volunteer month?  According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 62.6 million people volunteered at least once between September 2012 and September …

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Rescue Dog Is Elected Mayor of Colorado Town

It was a tight mayoral race. Just a few weeks ago, Buster the Cat, was in the lead by 300 votes. But at the 11th hour, supporters of Pa Kettle, the Search and Rescue Bloodhound, pulled out all the sto…

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Cat Stuck In Tree For 5 Days Rescued Thanks to Social Media

In Pearl Misssissippi, cat cries could be heard throughout a neighborhood last week. Binx, a black kitty, had found himself in a pickle up a 50-foot Sweet Gum tree. After unsuccessfully trying to l…

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752 Rescued Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

Surely you have eaten eggs or seen a chicken, but have you ever seen a battery-caged hen take her first steps on soil and feel the sunshine on her back for the first time in her life? This video by Ed…

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Heartbreaking: Giraffe Kisses Dying Zookeeper

Northern European countries have lately been making headlines about giraffes -- primarily due to their controversial policy of euthanizing healthy zoo giraffes to prevent inbreeding. But today, the Eu…

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School Condones Bullying, Blames Victim

After nine-year old Grayson Bruce was bullied for his "My Little Pony" backpack, school officials told him to leave the bag at home as it was causing a distraction. In a news report, Grayson's mom rep…

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Sorry to be a puppy-party-pooper, but a person should not have a dog she cannot control. I am glad …

I eat a lot of avocados from Califorina--- since reading this last year, I don't buy if they come f…

Bubble rugs are one of the new qualities produced by Khanna Carpet. Fearturing superior wool and fin…

I am out here to testify of your great DR.AIRIOHUODION LOVE SPELL, my husband is back to me with th…