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Amazing Win for Whales: Japan’s Annual Hunt Ruled Illegal

This week, Greenpeace International, one of the world's leading anti-whaling organization announced that marine mammal advocates can "jump for joy" as there will likely be no whaling in the Southern O…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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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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Why Cesar Chavez Deserves a National Holiday

As someone who writes about California agriculture, I'm often surprised by how little modern farming is talked about. While many Californians are at least familiar with the name, Cesar Chavez, for exa…

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United Nations Blames Humans for 2013′s Extreme Weather

The newest "Status of the Climate Report" from the United Nations states that global warming is predominately caused by human activity. The climate report for 2013 was based on data from three indepen…

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Top 5 Natural Places to Visit in Texas

Anyone who knows me understands that I wear my love of Texas on my sleeve. As a born and bred Austin, Texas girl, my best memories are from the halcyon days of summer--annual road trips in the back of…

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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

In my life before marriage and kids, I was a swashbuckling machete-wielding Amazon Jungle guide. Really! In addition to living at a Robinson Crusoe-like lodge, gliding through swamp forests in a dug-o…

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Can Eating Your Water Bottle Solve Drinking Container Waste?

What's one solution to the growing problem of plastic water bottle waste? A trio of Spanish design students think they have the answer, and it involves creating a "water bottle" that you can eat, re…

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Copenhagen Zoo Kills Again — This Time, 4 Lions

First, we hear about the Copenhagen zoo killing a healthy young giraffe, publicly dissecting it (in a crowd that included kids) and feeding it to lions. Now, less than two months later, the same zoo k…

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Those are baby Duckling! Not Baby Chicks! (Top Picture)

Human beings are the only species who use, abuse and exploit every other species on this - our share…