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Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away
Animals  (tags: elephants, rain, detection, 150 miles, interesting, study, wildlife )

Giana
- 1 day ago - news.discovery.com
If you want to know when it's going to rain, ask an elephant. Apparently, they just know. That's according to new research suggesting the lumbering giants can sense when a storm is coming, even if the ominous clouds are gathering a long way off.
NYC Rats Carrying a Host of Scary Diseases
Animals  (tags: rats, NYC, diseases, research, habitat, humans )

Giana
- 3 hours ago - news.discovery.com
The rats that dart between trash cans and crawl across subway tracks in New York may harbor some alarming diseases, according to a new study.
Mystery Mini-Kraken Hauled in From the Deep
Animals  (tags: Mini-Kraken, mystery, creature, deep, ocean, video )

Giana
- 3 hours ago - news.discovery.com
What do you do when you're fishing and bring up a creature that looks like a Greek mythology nightmare or a giant clump of onion wrings writhing indepently of each other? This being the Internet age, you make a video.
Killer Whales Spied From Drone's Eye View: Photos
Animals  (tags: killer whales, drones, photos, beautiful )

Giana
- 18 hours ago - news.discovery.com
Thanks to an effort by the Vancouver Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries department, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle or a drone to monitor the health, movement and reproduction of killer whales.
Halliburton's Deadly Secret Ingredient ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: Halliburton, ecosystems, healthconditions, environment, habitat destruction, wildlife, family, disease, corruption )

Nancy
- 3 days ago - storyofstuff.actionkit.com
The carcinogenic brew that diesel contains is at risk of infecting groundwater sources across the country, exposing citizens to risk of cancer, stillbirths, and other illnesses.
Tell U.S. to Stop Opposing UN Resolutions on Depleted Uranium ACTION
World  (tags: government, usa, depleted uranium, world health, disease, war, human rights )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
The US support clean-up of areas where it has used depleted uranium and further scientific study of the impact of these materials on people, such as the relationship of these materials to increased cancer rates and birth defects,
Arms Trade Treaty to Take Effect in December
World  (tags: ATT, Arms Trade Treaty, human rights, global rules, child soldiers, abuse, conflict, armed violence )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - amnesty.org.au
Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated arms trade has taken a giant leap forward! The hard-won treaty will finally come into force on 25 December this year.
2014 National Geographic Photo Contest Is Underway...
Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, nature, protection, world )

Frans
- 5 days ago - za.news.yahoo.com
Last year, National Geographic received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it's that time of year again...
 
 
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