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Outrage, Threats in Response to Quebec City Pit Bull Ban
Animals  (tags: pitbull, ban, canada, quebec, outrage )

- 7 days ago -
The Quebec City ban will force current pit bull owners to get rid of their dogs by the end of the year, or face escalating fines.
Barrier Reef Rodent Is First Mammal Declared Extinct Due to Climate Change
Environment  (tags: bramble cay melomys, great barrier reef, extinct, climate change, australia, rodent )

- 12 days ago -
University of Queensland and Queensland Government researchers have confirmed that the Bramble Cay melomys - the only mammal species endemic to the Great Barrier Reef - is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change.
New Report Details Norway's Efforts to Promote Whaling
Animals  (tags: whaling, norway )

- 13 days ago -
Norway is now the worldâEUR(TM)s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined.
US Home to Nearly a Third of World's Mass Shootings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: guns, usa, mass shootings )

- 13 days ago -
From 1966 to 2012, nearly a third of the world's mass shootings took place in the U.S. Put another way: While the U.S. has 5% of the world's population, it had 31% of all public mass shootings.
Germany: Thousands Surround US Air Base to Protest the Use of Drones
World  (tags: germany, protest, military, base, usa, drones )

- 15 days ago -
Demonstrators have formed a human chain near a US air base in western Germany to protest against lethal drone strikes.
Milky Way No Longer Visible to One Third of Humanity, Light Pollution Atlas Shows
Environment  (tags: milky way, galaxy, lighting )

- 16 days ago -
It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity. 60% of Europeans and almost 80% of North Americans cannot see the glowing band of our galaxy due to artificial lighting.
Arctic Sea Ice 'to Disappear for First Time in 100,000 Years'
Environment  (tags: arctic, ice, climate change, global warming )

- 22 days ago -
The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has claimed.
Older Cars Will Be Banned From Paris as of July
Environment  (tags: cars, ban, pollution, smog, traffic, law, paris, france )

- 25 days ago -
All cars registered before 1997 will be banned in Paris under a new law aimed at curbing the city's chronic smog and traffic problems. The ban was announced as part of an anti-pollution measure that will become progressively stricter in coming years.
Poland Starts Logging Primeval Bialowieza Forest Despite Protests
Environment  (tags: bialowieza, poland, logging, primeval, forest, bison )

- 33 days ago -
More than 180,000 cubic metres of the World Heritage Site forest is to be cut down. It is home to Europe's largest mammal the European bison and Europe's tallest trees.
Humans Damaging the Environment Faster Than It Can Recover, UN Finds
Environment  (tags: environment, sustainability, pollution, destruction, earth )

- 38 days ago -
Degradation of the world's natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet's ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken has found.
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