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The Economy and the Price of Rat Meat
Society & Culture  (tags: economy, poverty, hunger, food, society, news )

- 2048 days ago -
It isn't just the United States economy that has been struggling. For the poor in Cambodia it has become harder and harder to put meat on the table. Even the price of rat meat has been skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, placing an increased burden on the poo
The Science of Road Kill
Society & Culture  (tags: interesting, humans, safety, transportation )

- 2127 days ago -
As hard as it is for animal lovers to believe, there are serious animal-hating crazy people out there who will actually aim at an animal in the road when they are driving. A recent study has shown that six percent of drivers will go for the kill.
California Condors Still Being Killed By Hunters
Animals  (tags: wildanimals, conservation, environment, habitat, wildlife )

- 2153 days ago -
The California condor populations went into dramatic decline during the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat loss. As of last month there were 213 condors living in the wild. The survival of the species continues to be threatened.
Buddhist Temples to Get Blood Ivory Decoration.
Animals  (tags: killing, suffering, slaughter, sadness, elephants )

- 2177 days ago -
Astatement by a Sri Lankan customs official stating that the 359 ivory tusks from Kenya confiscated last week will be distributed among Buddhist temples.
Climate Change May Be Cause For Hybrid Shark
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, habitat, pollution, animals )

- 2178 days ago -
Some shark species may be responding to changing ocean conditions by interbreeding with one another, say scientists after discovering the first hybrid sharks in the wild off the coast of Australia. It wasn't just one but 57 hybrid sharks.
No, Dems Were Not Outspent 7 to 1 in Wisconsin
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, democrats, ethics, elections, lies )

- 2178 days ago -
These figures only account for sums legally required to be publicly reported (and assumes those sums are properly quantified). Rutgers University economist Leo Troy has estimated that actual union political spending is likely several times more
Chinese E-Commerce Companies Crack Down on Illegal Wildlife Trade
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, wildlife, illegal wildlife trade, wildanimals, environment )

- 2177 days ago -
15 of the leading e-commerce sellers operating in China, including Alibaba, Taobao, and Tencent, have signed a declaration stating they have a zero-tolerance policy towards their services being used to conduct illegal wildlife trading.
New Hope for Elephants Under Threat in Central Africa
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat )

- 2177 days ago -
Central African countries today signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade.
NASA Discovers Unprecedented Blooms of Ocean Plant Life
Environment  (tags: Arctic's warming, ecology, environment, health, microscopic marine plants, NASA, Ocean Plant Life, Technology & Science, worldwide hippies )

- 2178 days ago -
Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic
From Gangs to Garden--Transforming a Neighborhood Through Gardening
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, children, environment, crime, Sustainabililty, sustainable, organic, healthy, greenliving, garden )

- 2181 days ago -
Ten years ago, the residents of a crime-ridden San Francisco neighborhood started planting gardens--and everything changed.
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