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Petition: End Pig Pain in Sweden and the EU
Animals  (tags: pigs, pain, end, petition, sweden, eu )

- 1 hour ago -
Tell the Swedish Minister of Rural Affairs to work towards ending cruel and painful procedures such as surgical castration, tail cutting, tooth cutting and tooth grinding on pigs in Sweden and the rest of the European Union.
This City in Alaska Is Warming So Fast, Algorithms Removed the Data Because It Seemed Unreal
Environment  (tags: global warming, climate change, arctic, alaska )

- 7 hours ago -
The missing station was the result of rapid, man-made climate change, with a runaway effect on the Arctic. The temperature in Barrow had been warming so fast this year, the data was automatically flagged as unreal and removed from the climate database.
North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct, US Officials Say
Animals  (tags: right whale, north atlantic, endangered, extinction )

- 3 days ago -
US federal officials say it is time to consider the possibility that North Atlantic right whales could become extinct, unless new steps are taken to protect them. There are only about 450 whales left and 17 have died in 2017.
Soul-Crushing Video of Starving Polar Bear Exposes Climate Crisis, Experts Say
Environment  (tags: climate change, polar bear, ice, starvation )

- 5 days ago -
Video footage captured in Canada's Arctic has offered a devastating look at the impact climate change is having on polar bears in the region, showing an emaciated bear clinging to life as it scrounged for food on iceless land.
German Social Democratic Leader Seeks "United States of Europe" By 2025
World  (tags: eu, united states of europe )

- 7 days ago -
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) called on Thursday for closer integration in the European Union, with the aim of achieving a "United States of Europe" by 2025, while countries who are not on board should leave the bloc.
Adult Movie Star August Ames Found Dead After Being Accused of Homophobia for Refusing to Do a Scene With Gay Porn Actor
Society & Culture  (tags: online abuse, suicide )

- 7 days ago -
Ames recently suffered a torrent of online abuse after posting on Twitter that she would not be doing a scene with a male performer who had previously done gay porn.
Lakes, Coffee and Santa Claus: Finland Turns 100
World  (tags: finland, independence day, 100 years )

- 8 days ago -
One hundred years ago, following the Russian Revolution, the Republic of Finland was born. On 6 December 1917 Finland became a nation state with its own identity, language, cuisine, traditions and culture.
Canadian Province Trials Basic Income for Thousands of Residents
World  (tags: ubi, universal basic income, ontario, canada )

- 14 days ago -
Recipients say policy has already made 'huge difference' to their lives
Homelessness in Ireland Is Now 'Beyond a Crisis'
World  (tags: homelessness, ireland )

- 12 days ago -
Fr Peter McVerry has said that the homelessness situation in Ireland is now "beyond a crisis". His comments come following reports that seven people have died sleeping rough in less than three months.
'The Marine Equivalent of Fracking': Europe to Legalise Controversial Pulse Fishing
Environment  (tags: fish, fishing industry, sea depletion, electric shocks )

- 16 days ago -
A branch of the European Union has voted to allow an untested type of fishing that sends electric shocks through the seabed. The European Parliament fisheries committee decided to allow 'electric pulse' fishing to be considered conventional.
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