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Don't Allow Hunters to Kill Formerly Endangered Bobcats
Animals  (tags: endangered bobcats, hunting season, Governor Bruce Rauner, abuse, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, environment )

- 3 hours ago -
Hunters are allowed to kill one bobcat per hunting season because of a bill signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner over the summer. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Bobcat hunting has not been legal in Illinois in over 40 years.
Stop The Worldwide Slaughter of Elephants
Animals  (tags: elephants, slaughter, worldwide, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, death, environment, extinction, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
over the last century, the population has taken a devastating hit as one elephant is slaughtered about every 15 minutes to fuel a massive and profitable illegal ivory trade.
Top 10 Facts You Didnt Know About Badgers
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, badgers, interesting, facts )

- 3 hours ago -
The earliest recorded use of the word badger for the animal was in 1523. Before that it was called a brock or bauson. 
Prevent Fur Seals From Washing Up Dead on Beaches
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, climate, environment, habitat, humans, news, science, society, world )

- 6 hours ago -
Humans caused this tragedy and Humans MUST FIX IT !!! If enough of us CARE, we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE HELP SAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS.
CATACLYSMIC Forest Fires Are Sparking a Global Ecological and Social Disaster as They Rage Through One of the Last Great Wildern
Environment  (tags: environment, Forest Fires, orangutans, wildlife, habitat destruction, destruction )

- 1 day ago -
One of the last great bastions for the endangered orangutan is going up in flames because of the way fire is used to settle a bitter land dispute.
Sign the Petition: Justice for Doctors Without Borders
World  (tags: Doctors without borders, justice, Humanitarian Aid, war crimes, politics, violence, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
In the middle of the night on Saturday, a U.S. military plane "repeatedly and very precisely" bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital filled with doctors, nurses and wounded patients in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Nobel Prize Honors Work on Elusive Cosmic Particle
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, Nobel Prize, neutrinos, mass, cosmic )

- 7 hours ago -
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were honored for showing that these tiny particles, called neutrinos, have mass -- the quality we typically experience as weight.
Standard Chartered, This Palm Oil Deal Is a Nightmare. Walk Away Now. | SumOfUs
Environment  (tags: environment, palm oil, Palm Oil Plantations Destroying Rainfore )

- 1 day ago -
Standard Chartered, a massive international bank, is about to bankroll a Malaysian palm oil producer responsible for horrific slave-labour conditions and widespread environmental destruction.
Cut Dangerous Emissions From Fracking and Other Oil and Gas Drilling
Environment  (tags: oil and gas industry, Climate Change, CO2emissions, global warming, responsibility, reduce emissions, renewable energy, Sustainabililty, pollution, green technology )

- 1 day ago -
Every year, the oil and gas industry loses almost 8 million tons of methane, the primary constituent of natural gas, through unrepaired leaks and intentional releases. This is equal to the amount of natural gas needed to heat 6.5 million U.S. homes...
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