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Illicit Ivory Trade Threatens African Elephants

Today, poachers kill an African elephant every 20 minutes to feed an insatiable demand for ivory. As a result, these elephants may be gone in as little as ten years. This large scale wanton destructio…

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5 Simple Life Tweaks to Help the Planet

We may not be able to singlehandedly thwart climate change, but there are many easy changes you can make in your daily life to lessen your negative impact on the planet, and even improve your own life…

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Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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9 Things You Might Not Know about Memorial Day

Memorial Day. For some people, it’s a three-day reprieve from the office grind. For others, it’s a time to remember family and friends who gave their lives in service of their country. For the nation,…

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These Dogs Traveled More Than 5,700 Miles for a Better Life

Adopt a Golden Atlanta pulled off the largest golden retriever rescue in the world. They're calling the 36 goldens rescued from Instanbul the "Turkey Dogs," and now they're working to find a home th…

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How Can Crafters Help the Homeless?

From plarn sleeping mats to homemade clothing and blankets, there are so many ways that crafters can help the homeless. Betsy Greer wrote a beautiful series of pieces not too long ago about craft…

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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help

More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest, people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet. As internatio…

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11 Ways to Eliminate Genetically-Modified Food from the Planet

By now you may have heard that the state of Vermont was victorious against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and other industry groups in upholding their law requiring genetically-modified f…

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Meet The Woman Who Didn’t Buy Anything New for a Year

I’ve been a fan of Jen Gale since learning about her Make Do and Mend Year. Basically for a year, she and her family pledged to not buy anything new and instead make and mend everything they needed. C…

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With all the trouble that FIFA (the world soccer organization that puts on the World Cup) is having …