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Silent Poison Making Whaling a Political Hot Potato in the Faroe Islands
Environment  (tags: Faroe Islands, whaling, toxins )

- 6 days ago -
Whale meat and blubber has long been a staple of the Faroese diet, but with pilot whales increasingly contaminated by toxic substances, this traditional food source is silently poisoning the local population.
Greenland Is Very Mad About the Toxic Waste the US Left Buried Under Its Ice
Environment  (tags: greenland, usa, toxic waste, military base )

- 8 days ago -
Greenland isn't happy about being treated as a dumping ground for abandoned US military bases established at the height of the Cold WarâEUR"and in a newspaper editorial, it's calling on Denmark to deal with the mess left behind by the Americans.
"I Will NOT Wear a Hijab and Support Women's Oppression": US Chess Champion Boycotts World Championship in Iran
World  (tags: iran, women's rights, hijab, chess, boycott )

- 19 days ago -
The reigning US Chess Champion has decided not to attend the world championship in Iran because she'd be forced to wear a hijab. "I will NOT wear a hijab and support women's oppression."
Urgent! Petition to Stop Norwegian Wolf Extermination Hunt!
Animals  (tags: wolf, petition, hunt, norway, endangered, extinct )

- 33 days ago -
The Norwegian government has decided to kill 47 of the country's wolves, of a population of only 68! This would make the wolf de facto functionally extinct in Norway! Please sign to ask them to reconsider this decision! Text in Norwegian and English.
Waste Not Want Not: Sweden to Give Tax Breaks for Repairs
Environment  (tags: sweden, repair, policy, tax break, waste )

- 34 days ago -
The ruling Swedish Social Democratic and Green Party government coalition is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones.
Norway Plans to Cull More Than Two-Thirds of Its Wolf Population
Animals  (tags: wolves, norway, hunting, cull, endangered )

- 37 days ago -
Norway is planning to cull more than two-thirds of its remaining 68 wolves in a step that environmental groups say will be disastrous for the dwindling members of the species in the wild.
Japan Has a Worrying Number of Virgins, Government Finds
World  (tags: japan, virgins, singles, birtrate, demographics )

- 37 days ago -
Japan has the world's oldest population, a shrinking birthrate and is home to an astonishing number of singles. A new survey of Japanese people ages 18 to 34 found that around 42 percent of men and 44.2 percent of women admitted that they were virgins.
Bird Populations in Steep Decline in North America, Study Finds
Environment  (tags: birds, north america, decline, populations )

- 38 days ago -
North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a recent survey has found.
Humanity Driving 'Unprecedented' Marine Extinction
Environment  (tags: oceans, mass extinction, sealife, ecosystem, destruction )

- 39 days ago -
Humanity is driving an unprecedented extinction of sealife unlike any in the fossil record, hunting and killing larger species in a way that will disrupt ocean ecosystems for millions of years, scientists have found.
Humans Have Destroyed a Tenth of Earth's Wilderness in 25 Years
Environment  (tags: earth, wilderness, nature, environment, desctruction, humans )

- 45 days ago -
Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to an authoritative new study.
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