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Sad News: Seventeen Dogs Die in Arizona Green Acre Kennel
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, die, Arizona, air conditioning, failure, sad news, deaths, USA, kennels )

Marie
- 30 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Seventeen dogs have died in an Arizona pet boarding facility from apparent heat exhaustion after an air conditioner failed, local media report.
Just 4 Fracking Wastewater Sites Cause 20 Percent of All Central US Earthquakes - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma - where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process - have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.
Florida Panthers Rebound as Wildlife Service Offers Ranchers Payment Plan
Offbeat  (tags: Florida panthers, lack, space, freedom, roam, USA, ranchers, payment plan )

Marie
- 17 days ago - theguardian.com
Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats
National Park Views Not to Be Missed
Offbeat  (tags: travel, USA, americans, photos, interesting, pictures )

Connie
- 14 days ago - cntraveler.com
America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, from Yellowstone to Florida.
Victorian Strangeness: Strange Tale of the 4 July Firework Disaster
Offbeat  (tags: Independence Day, Disaster, Fireworks, Montclair, New Jersey, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Author Jeremy Clay recounts an extraordinary 19th Century effort at a complicated medical procedure. He should have known better, even at such a tender age.
168 Children Rescued, 281 Pimps Arrested in Mass Sex-Trafficking Sting
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
A week-long operation across the US against child sex trafficking has resulted in the rescue of almost 170 children and the arrest of 281 pimps, according to the FBI.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
Free Speech Banned: Student Group Sues 4 US Universities That 'Stifle Dissent'
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Education, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
Arguing that free speech is suffering at colleges across the US, an advocacy group filed lawsuits against four universities, seeking to strengthen the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
UK Shareholders Gear Up for First-Ever US Lawsuit Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Losses
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Corporate news, Court, Crime, Ecology, Oil, UK, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
Major UK shareholders in BP have joined together to sue the British energy giant in the US over lost earnings from the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast in 2010. The case is the first in the US, where awards are much bigger than in the UK.
Great Animal Rescue or Great Scam? A Complete Guide By Alison Hector ©
Offbeat  (tags: animalcruelty, abused, abuse, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, endangered, dogs, cats, GoodNews, pets, protection, humans, environment, activists, news, usa, americans, education, healthcare, treatment, prevention, safety, medicine, Body-Mind )

Kelly
- 21 days ago - petadvocatesnetwork.org
THEY SOUND SO GOOD BUT WHOA IS THAT A VALID RESCUE GROUP? HOW TO EVALUATE ANIMAL RESCUES CREDIBILITY AND WORTHINESS *READ THIS TO MAKE SURE DONATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO A SCAM*
Chicago Police: Gun Laws Blamed for Weekend Killings
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Laws, USA )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chicago's police chief has blamed weak gun laws after a string of shootings over the holiday weekend that killed at least nine and injured dozens.
Good News! - US Declares Wood Storks No Longer Endangered
Offbeat  (tags: good news, wood storks, not endangered, USA )

Marie
- 27 days ago - hosted.ap.org
The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, is getting a status upgrade 30 years after it was first listed as an endangered species.
Some 2,500 Earthquakes in Oklahoma Linked to Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes - the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.
US Navy Promotes First Woman to 4-Star Admiral in 238 Year History
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Navy, USA )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
The US Navy has pinned a woman with a fourth star for the first time in over two centuries of the naval warfare service.
 

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