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12 Incredible New Species Discovered in 2013
Animals  (tags: GoodNews, environment, investigation, new species, discoveries )

- 476 days ago -
Every year, scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists discover 15,000 new species, on average, and we learn a little more about the wonderful planet we call home. From walking sharks to giant flying squirrels, these are some of the best new species
What Do Newtown Conspiracies Really Cover Up?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Newtown, americans, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, lies, obama )

- 827 days ago -
As the empty chair at the GOP convention quickly became a set piece to symbolize lynching as empty chairs were roped & swung from trees, so from the tragedy of Newtown, a legion of "truthers" have taken snippets of video & blasted the internet with lies.
Save BC's Great Bear Region From Enbridge's Tar Sands Pipeline!
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, pollution, protection, wildlife, trees )

- 950 days ago -
BC's Great Bear Rainforest (the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest) is under siege! Plans endorsed by Canada's Government are underway to build the 1170 km long Northern Gateway pipeline
Chimpanzee 'Asks' Zoo Visitors to Free Him
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, ethics, habitat, sadness, wildlife )

- 994 days ago -
Intelligent and inquisitive, chimpanzees have always been able to communicate with man. But this heartbreaking video shows just how desperate this chimp is to be understood and to be let out of his cage.
In Pictures: Penguins in Decline
Animals  (tags: decline, conservation, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, wildlife )

- 994 days ago -
The population of chinstrap penguins (shown here) has declined by more than a third in the last 20 years.
30 Years After Being Rediscovered, 1000 Black-Footed Ferret Live Wild in America
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, conservation, environment, endangered, habitat, goodnews, protection, wildlife )

- 1324 days ago -
The black-footed ferret, once thought to be extinct in the wild, was rediscovered in 1981 with a small population of 24 animals in Wyoming - now, 30 years later, the species' future is brighter than ever
How Should We Remember 9/11?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, terrorism, freedoms, war )

- 1326 days ago -
Ten years later, many Americans still remember clearly the unfolding of horrible events on September 11, 2001. Planes flying into the World Trade Center; people jumping out of windows more than 100 stories high; thousands of civilians fleeing
Apollo 18: The Lost Apollo Missions
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, humans, nasa, research, news, science, scientists, technology )

- 1326 days ago -
On Dec. 14, 1972, two astronauts of Apollo 17 left behind a plaque in the moon's Taurus-Littrow valley that read in part: "Here Man completed his first explorations of the moon." What's little known is that there were several planned moon flights af
Space Junk Problem Reaches 'Tipping Point'
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, humans, nasa, NewTechnology, science, safety, space, study, technology, world )

- 1326 days ago -
It's bad news for all you aspiring space tourists out there. Soon, the only ticket into space may be of the suborbital variety and nothing more ambitious, like actually flying into orbit. Earth is now surrounded by so much space junk that ...
Baby Gorilla Traffickers Arrested in Congo
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animalwelfare, animals, endangered, environment, ethics, protection, wildlife )

- 1330 days ago -
Congo Wildlife Authorities have arrested two men believed to be key members of a baby mountain gorilla trafficking group. The arrests follow an undercover investigation by Virunga National Park rangers
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