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How Our Jeans Are Damaging the Rivers Around Us

Do you think your favorite pair of designer jeans was overpriced? Think again. It should be impossible to put a price tag on a product that poisons the most important lifelines of our planet, but unfo…

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Mekong River Journey: One Family’s Epic Adventure

By Katherine Sather/ The Nature Conservancy It's known as the "Mother of Water." As the 12th longest river in the world, the mighty Mekong River indeed nourishes many. It supports the largest fr…

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Lioness Gives Birth to Tigons in China

China states that a lioness there has given birth to two mixed lion-tiger cubs and a pure-bred lion cub all in the same litter, marking a world first. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = …

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Activists Clash with Japanese Whalers

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd releases new footage of clashes at sea with Japanese whalers, including one of their members being knocked off a jet ski by a water cannon. Simon Hanna reports. Scie…

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Yao Ming Goes After Bear Bile Farms

A documentary screening event organized by animal welfare group Animals Asia Foundation in Beijing called for an end to bear bile farming, the practice of extracting bile from the gall bladders of liv…

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Thai Navy Rescues Dogs Destined for Dinner Table

Thai authorities say they have rescued more than 750 dogs that were bound for cooking pots in Vietnam. Odd News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "GURdXvGEACzYM3ID", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsL…

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Dirty Work: Trying to Sell Indians on Organic Food

In the late 1960's, the Green Revolution changed the way farmers grew their crops in India. Today, there is a small but growing group of people who care about organic food, educating the public about…

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The Secret Life of Green Tea

By Jessica Girdwain If the only time you've tried green tea is after being served a scalding-hot cup (no handle!) at a local Japanese restaurant, you're missing out on its many flavors and form…

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