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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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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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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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Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on air pollution, revealing that seven million premature deaths in 2012 are the result of air pollution exposure. This staggering number is t…

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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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Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

March 22nd is World Water Day; do you know where your water comes from? If you do, you're part of an elite group; only 23% of Americans know what lake, river or stream lies at the other end of their f…

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I am still confused about how to prepare thse vegetables. :-(

All so adorable but I love them from afar.

We should celebrate the glory and wonder that is the Earth every day!

I love these but you have to do it EARLY with them or they have their nose in some electronic CRAP