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Man Caught Smuggling Over 10% of Tortoise Species' Population
Animals  (tags: endangered, wildlife trade, turtles, protection, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

- 1856 days ago -
On Friday, March 15th Thai authorities arrested a 38-year-old man attempting to collect a bag containing 54 ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) and 21 radiated tortoises in Madagasar
Obama Calls for 'Political Courage' on Immigration Reform
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, immigration reform, usa, news, media, americans )

- 1855 days ago -
President Barack Obama called for lawmakers in Washington to muster the "political courage" to pass comprehensive immigration reform that he can sign into law "as soon as possible."
UK---Government to Plant 250,000 Trees to Beat Ash Dieback
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, forests, trees, Sustainabililty, protection, nature, humans, green )

- 1855 days ago -
The government is to plant a quarter of a million ash trees in an attempt to find strains that are resistant to the fungus responsible for ash dieback.
FRACKING: Anti-Extraction Movement in the US Gains Momentum
Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

- 1855 days ago -
Protests against fracked-gas pipelines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are part of a growing movement of direct-action resistance to extraction.
New Mexico Shelter Dogs Come to the Rescue for Rare Salamanders
Animals  (tags: shelter dogs, rescue dogs, bond between humans and dogs, GoodNews, goodnews, dogs, protection, humans, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, endangered )

- 1855 days ago -
Four-legged researchers sniff out critical conservation data to help New Mexico's forests adapt to a changing climate.
Obama's New FCC Pick Could Help Determine the Future of the Internet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, obama, politics, internet, media, usa, news )

- 1855 days ago -
Will the president pick a public interest-oriented policy wonk or a former telecom lobbyist/Obama fundraiser to chair this all-important agency?
Dalai Lama On Knowledge, Poisons And An Unlikely Father Figure
World  (tags: Dalai Lama, Tibet, tibet, society, news, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world, politics, interesting, freedoms, humanrights )

- 1855 days ago -
During a long sit-down in his Dharamsala residence, the Dalai Lama answers hard questions about the self-immolation of Tibetan monks and Chinese leaders, old and new.
10 Things Coffee Does to Your Body
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, food, research, coffee, health benefits, Body-Mind-Spirit, diet, humans )

- 1855 days ago -
The good and the bad of the world's most popular mood-altering drug.
Protecting Infants From Whooping Cough
Health & Wellness  (tags: babies, children, death, disease, drugs, health, healthcare, humans, illness, medicine, prevention, protection, risks, safety, study, treatment, warning, society, research )

- 1855 days ago -
Tdap vaccinations help more than 200,000 people in U.S.
Take Action:Tell the Senate: Pass Universal Background Checks (Video)
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, children, crime, corruption, dishonesty, death, ethics, family, freedoms, government, health, humans, law, media, safety, sadness, rights, society, violence, politics )

- 1854 days ago -
The U.S. Senate is set to vote on universal background checks in early April, and despite the fact that 92% of Americans support the measure, its passage remains in doubt.. Watch VoteVets latest 30-second advertisement & tell your Senators that you supp
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