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Dogs Prefer Petting Over Praise
Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, petting, verbal praise, Canine Science )

BarbCat
- 7 hours ago - blog.theanimalrescuesite.com
According to a new study by the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University and published in the journal Behavioural Processes, dogs would rather be petted than receive vocal praise.
Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Breeding, Artificial Selection, Selecting Traits, Human Directed Evolution, Food Crops, Corn, Watermelon, Peaches, Infographic )

Brian
- 20 hours ago - vox.com
"Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste."
One of the World's Seven Remaining Rare Rhinos Dies
Offbeat  (tags: Northern white rhino, dies, rare, sad news, Kenya, endangered )

Scooby
- 1 day ago - itv.com
One of the world's seven remaining northern white rhinos has died in Kenya, bringing the famed African species one step closer to extinction, a wildlife conservancy said.
Ban the Barbaric Tradition of 'Crushing' Torture on Baby Elephants for the Thai Tourist Trade ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: thailand elephants abused wildanimals, torture )

Angela
- 1 day ago - change.org
The barbaric ritual of 'crushing' a young elephant's spirit in order to domesticate it, due to the belief that establishing domination through torture is the only way to tame it, is called the Phajaan.
Amazon Deforestation Seen From the Air: In Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, pictures, photos )

Zora
- 2 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Arial surveillance of the Amazon by environmental campaigners has revealed how loggers are continuing to ravage the world's largest rainforest despite attempts to halt deforestation.
Support Chew On This ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, poverty, food, protection )

Cher
- 3 days ago - chewonthis.ca
Despite urging from Committees in the House of Commons, the Senate and the United Nations, Canada has no federal plan on poverty. We have no strategy in place to prevent the systemic causes of poverty for the 3.8 million people in Canada who struggle
Animal Photos of the Week: 17 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, photos, pictures )

Cher
- 2 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Your weekly dose of animal pics.
This Adorable Pit Bull Was Nearly Beaten To Death, But Nothing Will Smash His Spirit
Animals  (tags: abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, cruelty, dogs )

Linda
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
It is something of a miracle that Odin the pit bull survived a beating that broke his skull in three places and left him blind. His rescuers almost can't believe how well he's healed. Or that the people who did this to him haven't been caught.
Photo Highlights of the Day-Thursday 16 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, environment, pictures, off-beat, world )

Zora
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Hong Kong protests, Ebola, the Queen's trip to the Tower of London and baby tortoises
14 Questions That Could Save Your Life and the Planet
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, conservation, coolstuff, eco-friendly, environment, food, greenliving, health, humans, organic, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 4 days ago - foodday.org
Food Day aims to solve problems in our food supply. Some of the solutions start with what we put on our plate at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Describe your typical weekly diet to see how it impacts your health, the environment, and animal welfare.
 
 
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