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Mama Earth Has A Nasty Fever And It Is Our Fault

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its final report this week and the prognosis for the patient - Mama Earth - is not good. The report explains quite straightforward…

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Deadly Ebola Outbreak Fueled By Conspiracy Theories & Rumors

If you ever read Laurie Garrett's book, The Coming Plague or saw the Hollywood movie, Hot Zone, you are already familiar with the potential horrors of highly infectious and deadly disease pandemics in…

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Jeans Designed by Lions, Tigers & Bears

Distressed jeans have been in fashion for years, but now you can actually cover your tush in a pair playfully torn apart by lions, tigers or bears. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club came up wit…

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Can A Litter of Puppies Have More Than One Father?

We are currently fostering a canine family consisting of seven puppies (Cosmo, Piper, Pompeii, Sterling, Max, Snoopy and Cheyanne) and their mama, Daisy. Curiously, the puppies look very little like t…

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Yellowstone Literally Can’t Afford to Lose Grizzly Bears

Apex predators have returned to Yellowstone - and that includes the iconic grizzly bear. Within the park, about 150 bears have established their home ranges, while in the greater Yellowstone area, nea…

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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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Cat Cafes Spread Across the World — Finally Reach the U.S.

The world's first cat cafe, "貓花園" (Cat Flower Garden), quietly opened its doors in Taiwan in 1998. The idea behind the cafe was that young professional urbanites can come to a cat…

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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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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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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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