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Americans Are Huge: 5 Surprising Reasons Why We May Be Getting Fatter
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, obesity, AMericans, healthcare, disease, safety, risks, research, food, diet, Body-Mind-Spirit )

- 574 days ago -
Everything from livestock fatteners to government marketing dooms Americans looking to lose weight.
12 Facts You Need to Know About Our Retirement Crisis as the Battle Over Social Security Is Far From Over
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, socialsecurity, obama, usa, politics, news, u.s. )

- 574 days ago -
Obama's reversal on Social Security cutbacks isn't the major victory it appears to be. Here's why.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Chevron: Decontaminate the Amazon
Environment  (tags: corporate irresponsibility and recklessn, cleaning the Amazon, damage and repair, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, conservation, world, wildlife )

- 574 days ago -
I consider it imperative that Chevron assume full responsibility for its actions in the Amazon area so as to assist in reconstructing the native communities who have been so highly damaged
Lakota Vow: 'Dead or in Prison Before We Allow the KXL Pipeline'
Environment  (tags: Lakota Sioux, resistance, XL Pipeline, indigneous rights, environment, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, ecosystems, politics )

- 574 days ago -
For a nation whose land and sovereignty has been threatened for hundreds of years by U.S. politics, the Keystone XL pipeline is part of a long history of threats to the Lakota Nation - and to the earth itself.
TAKE ACTION NOW! End the Canadian Seal Slaughter With A Federal Buyout
Animals  (tags: Canadian seal hunt, buyout, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animals, protection, sadness, suffering, killing, cruelty, animalcruelty, wildlife, wildanimals, humans, law )

- 574 days ago -
The concept of a federal buyout is simple: rather than wasting tax money on a hunt with no market, the Canadian government can actually save money by offering to pay sealers a fair dollar amount to give up their license to kill.
The Tragic Price of Ivory
Animals  (tags: ivory trade, wildlife trade, elephants, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

- 574 days ago -
Poachers are killing thousands of African elephants for their tusks. Can the ivory trade be stopped?
Indonesian Sugar Company Poised to Destroy Half of Island Paradise's Forests
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, habitat, environment, sugar cane, biodiversity, destruction, ecosystems, world, wildlife, politics, protection, nature, humans )

- 574 days ago -
An Indonesian plantation company may be preparing to destroy up to half of the natural forests on Indonesia's remote Aru Islands, reports Forest Watch Indonesia.
Controversial Amazon Dams May Have Exacerbated Biblical Flooding
Environment  (tags: Amazon dams, climate-change, ecosystems, environment, weather, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, water, world )

- 574 days ago -
Critics of the dams say that the record flooding is likely the result of two causes: the dams and climate change.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Applaud Creative New Way of Increasing Dog Adoptions - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: shelter animals, good news, photobombing, protection, animals, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, goodnews )

- 574 days ago -
Commend "mutt-bombing" photo initiative to find homes for more rescue dogs
Iraqi Women, Secularists Protest Law That Would Allow Marriage Of 9-Year-Old Girls
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, Education, ethics, freedoms, government, iraq, politics, society, Womens Rights )

- 575 days ago -
Dozens of women gathered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow girls in the country to be married off at just nine years old
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