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UN Paid Millions to Russian Aviation Firm Since Learning of Sex Attack on Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: United Nations, sexual abuse, zero tolerance policy, UTair, contracts, DRC, Africa, Middle East, Asia, human rights, GBV )

Evelyn
- 23 hours ago - theguardian.com
United Nations unit uncovered possible 'culture of sexual exploitation and abuse' after 2010 attack by UTair crew member, but permitted company to continue receiving contracts worth millions. "Zero tolerance" of sexual gender based violence? - my foot!
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Hong Kong to Crack Down on Ivory Smuggling!
Animals  (tags: wildlife trade, ivory trade, smuggling, Hong Kong laws, smugglers, protection, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, death, wildlife, wildanimals, humans, slaughter )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Clearly, it pays smugglers to take their chances and pay an occasional fine, because the fine is so much less than the end-point sale value of the ivory. Meanwhile, elephants are going extinct at an appalling rate throughout Africa and Asia.
Enviros Say Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan Violates Protections For Pacific Walrus
Environment  (tags: wildlife, ARctic Drilling by Shell, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals, energy, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics, oceans, nature )

Cal
- 8 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic this summer because they say the company's plan would not adequately protect the walrus.
Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Planned Parenthood, attacks, videos, propaganda, anti-choice, petitions, Congress )

Freya
- 23 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
A little more than two weeks ago, a group of extreme anti-abortion activists released the first in a series of secretly obtained videos designed to discredit Planned Parenthood. The videos have all been widely discredited, but that has not stopped...
Toxic Floods From Coal Mines and Power Plants Hit VietnamâEUR(TM)s Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site
Environment  (tags: Vietnam )

Michael
- 22 hours ago - ecowatch.com
Ongoing downpours in northeastern Vietnam have resulted in toxic spills and flooding from multiple coal mine and power plant sites in the province surrounding the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site.
U.S. Customs and Coast Guard Seize Eight Tons of Cocaine in Small Submarine in Pacific Ocean
Society & Culture  (tags: drugs, smuggling, seizure, cocaine, submarine, submersible )

Isaac
- 21 hours ago - mysanantonio.com
A small semi-submersible vessel containing four people and eight tons of cocaine was discovered by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on July 18 in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Ban Operation & Opening of Dolphinarium in Poland ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: dolphins in captivity, dolphinarium, ocean wildlife )

Angela
- 5 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In the city of Mszczonow, a new investment plan was underway to open a Dolphinarium. This undertaking is a major controversy because of the global movement to stop dolphin exploitation in theme parks and other Dolphinariums.
More and Bigger Drilling-Linked Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma
Environment  (tags: fracking, earthquakes, wastewater disposaL, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 4 days ago - reuters.com
Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma on Monday as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.
Cecil the Lion's Killer Revealed as American Dentist
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, cats, animalrights, animalcruelty, killing, wildanimals )

Mike
- 3 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Cecil the lion âEUR" the most famous creature in one of Zimbabwe's national parks âEUR" was killed by an American hunter who has boasted about shooting a menagerie of animals with his bow and arrow, The Telegraph can reveal.
Bangladesh Has 75 Percent Fewer Tigers Than Expected
Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, tigers, slaughter, animalrights, animalwelfare, cats, conservation, crime, cruelty, endangered, environment, extinction )

John
- 5 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Eleven years ago surveys estimated that about 440 Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) roamed the dense mangrove forests of BangladeshâEUR(TM)s Sundarbans region. Today we have a new number and it is much, much lower.
 
 
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