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Scientists Discover Huge 'Bathtub Ring' of Oil on Sea Floor From BP Spill - NationofChange
Environment  (tags: habitat, healthconditions, nature, oceans, water, pollution, protection, ecosystems, destruction )

Wild
- 18 hours ago - nationofchange.org
Scientists have discovered yet another unforeseen effect of BP's historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: a 1,235-square-mile "bathtub ring" of oil on the deep ocean's floor.
Peshmerga to Kobani: Symbolic, But Not 'Tectonic,' Analyst Says
World  (tags: conflict, children, Refugees&Relief, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, humans, iraq, middle-east, syria, news, society, terrorism, violence, war, women, world )

Frank
- 18 hours ago - cnn.com
In what's sure to be a moment fraught with symbolism and broadcast around the world, an infantry company-sized contingent of Iraqi Peshmerga will cross over Wednesday into Kobani, Syria, from Turkey.
Support GMO Cancer Research
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, protection, Roundup, Glyphosate, world )

Kathy
- 4 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
A 2012 study by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini's team at the University of Caen, France showed that eating GM maize and low doses of the Roundup pesticide with which it is grown damaged the health of rats over the long term ( gmoseralini.org for more info
PG&E May Have Secretly and Illegally Altered Earth Quake Standards For California's Last Nuclear Power Plant - Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: protection, nature, habitat, environment, ecosystems, safety, politics, risks, safety )

Wild
- 19 hours ago - alternet.org
The aging plant is located on an intricate network of earthquake fault lines...as it turns out, federal regulators secretly and illegally revised Diablo's license "to mask the aging plant's vulnerability to earthquakes," as the San Francisco Chronicle
Syria: 19-Year-Old Kurdish Woman Fighter 'Kills Herself Rather Than Falling Into Isis' Hands'
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', iraq, syria, middle-east, women, war, Refugees&Relief, news, violence, war, world, conflict, usa, freedoms )

Frank
- 18 hours ago - ibtimes.co.uk
A 19-year-old Kurdish fighter who appeared on a BBC report about Kurdish YPG women warriors in Syria has reportedly killed herself rather than falling into the hands of Isis (now known as Islamic State).
10 Ways Elephants Are Like Us
Animals  (tags: animals, habitat, humans, wildlife )

Linda
- 18 hours ago - onegreenplanet.org
From grieving for lost loved ones and comforting their friends, to getting chatty with herd mates and checking themselves out in the mirror,
Kurdish Peshmerga's Female Fighters
World  (tags: human rights, middle-east, iraq, syria, Refugees&Relief, women, freedoms, conflict, violence, war, world, society, terrorism, usa )

Frank
- 18 hours ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Kurdish Peshmerga's female fighters train to fight Isis forces
Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation
World  (tags: world, humanrights, ACTION THANKING, helping victims of FGM )

Rose
- 18 hours ago - forcechange.com
arget: University College London Hospitals' Dr. Deborah Hodes and Professor Sarah Creighton Goal: Applaud opening of clinic to offer services to girls at risk for, or suffering from, female genital mutilation
Ten Ways You Can Help Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction
Green Lifestyle  (tags: biodiversity, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, extinction, greenliving, health, humans, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 4 hours ago - alert-conservation.org
As we all know, we are living in an age of biodiversity crisis. Some believe we could lose up to three-quarters of all species on Earth in the coming century.
SEE IT: Fish Leaps From Pond and Tries to Snatch Curious Cat
Animals  (tags: fish, cats, kittens, animals, environment, habitat, pets, danger )

Frank
- 18 hours ago - nydailynews.com
The kitten, looking into a koi pond, was almost pulled into the water by the fish after it leaped toward the cat and its pal. Fortunately, the animals escaped being pulled into the water.
 
 
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