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1,040 Paper Cranes Made By 96-Year-Old Woman To Honor Tsunami Victims Displayed at Festival
Offbeat  (tags: paper cranes, paper folding, tsuru, 96-year-old woman, tsunami, victims, lost loved ones, prayer, Japan, Tohoku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, tanabata festival, world war 2, devastation )

Naoko
- 1150 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"The disaster claimed the lives of people in the prime of their lives, young people with big dreams, and even children who made everyone smile. When I thought about the people who lost their loved ones, all I could do was fold paper cranes in prayer."
Sunflowers Back in Bloom in Fukushima
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, disaster, devastation, sunflower, in bloom, soil, radiation )

Naoko
- 1172 days ago - asahi.com
Sunflowers bloom radiantly in small plots of land amid the invisible devastation wrought by the disaster at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.
Heights Of Survival
Offbeat  (tags: tsunami, disaster, relocation, devastation, miracle village, ancestors, foresight, nature, fisheries, troubles, Yoshijama Village, Iwate Prefecture, evacuation )

Naoko
- 1204 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
They watched in awe - both at the force of nature being displayed in front of them, and also at the foresight of their ancestors who, more than a century earlier, had relocated their village centre from the valley floor to the safety of the hill where ->>
Roo Rescuer's Ordeal Brings Tears
Offbeat  (tags: kangaroos rescuer, floods, devastation, honourable man, courageous, mental health, suffering )

Simone
- 1282 days ago - smh.com.au
He was the man made famous when he was photographed carrying a kangaroo out of the swollen Bremer River at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, at the height of January's floods. But Ray Cole and his family have struggled with a series of devastating post-flood
Animal Rehab Centers Still at Work After BP Oil Spill, Dozens of Animals Being Treated
Offbeat  (tags: oilsplls, devastation, wildlife, BP oilspill, animal rehabilitation centers, treatment )

Simone
- 1385 days ago - latimes.com
A baby sea turtle escaped from the jaws of a shark, only to get stuck in oil spilled from BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico. A young dolphin apparently was attacked by his mother, then swam into oil. The animals are among thousands rescued since more
Reward Posted in Probe of Horse Slaughter in Utah
Offbeat  (tags: horrific crime, american sadldlebred horse, slaughtered, killed, devastation, grief, investigation, reward to find killer )

Simone
- 1387 days ago - necn.com
A $10,000 reward is being posted in Utah for information about the slaughter of a woman's horse on a ranch in western Salt Lake City. Jennifer Carrillo tells the Salt Lake Tribune for a Monday report the butchered carcass of her American Saddlebred
Former BP Boss Tony Hayward Wins 2010 Rubber Dodo Award
Offbeat  (tags: dodo award, awarded to Bp Tony Hayward, destruction, wildife, killed, environment destroyed, devastation, destroyer )

Simone
- 1455 days ago - biologicaldiversity.org
The Center for Biological Diversity today awarded former BP CEO Tony Hayward its 2010 Rubber Dodo Award. The award is given annually to the person who has done the most to drive endangered species extinct.
WALTHAM ABBEY: Thieves Hang Dog and Steal Five More
Offbeat  (tags: stolen mother dog, puppies, guard dog, hanged, rescued, owner, devastation, investigation, thieves, cruelty, crime )

Simone
- 1664 days ago - guardian-series.co.uk
AN ANIMAL lover has been left distraught after thieves hung her guard dog from his own kennel and then stole four newborn puppies and their mother. Hollie Oake, 25, made the horrifying discovery this morning at her stables in The Potteries, Southend
   

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