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Bird of the Week: Eastern Whip-Poor-Will
Environment  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, habitat, nature, pollution, Sustainabililty, trees, wildlife )

- 17 days ago -
Unfortunately, the nightly chorus of "whips" is heard less and less often each spring as forests are lost to agriculture and development. Since Whip-poor-wills often forage close to roads, they are also vulnerable to collisions with cars. Declines in...
Marks on 3.4-Million-Year-Old Bones Not Due to Trampling, Analysis ConfirmsMarks on 3.4-Million-Year-Old Bones Not Due to Trampl
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 15 days ago -
Detail of the marks on a fossilized rib bone, one of the two controversial bones. âEURoeThe best match we have for the marks, using currently available data, would still be butchery with stone tools," says anthropologist Jessica Thompson.
Pompeii of the East: 4,000 Year-Old Victims of Chinese Earthquake Captured in Their Final Moments
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 17 days ago -
The victims of an earthquake that struck the Chinese community of Lajia in Qinghai Province on the Upper Yellow River have been put on display by the Lajia Ruins Museum. ItâEUR(TM)s a scene that the China People Daily says brings tears to the eyes of visitors
Turkish Airlines - End the Transport of Exotic Animal Hunting Trophies ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: poaching ivory trade, wildanimals, wildlife, african elephants )

- 21 days ago -
Thousands of elephants & rhinos are poached annually for their tusks & horn. Lions are being hunted as "trophies" in increasing fashion. Cecil, a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, was illegally killed, beheaded and skinned by a Minnesota dentist.
EPA Finally Agrees to Study Impacts of Common Pesticides on 1,500 Endangered Species
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, health, EPA, protection, Sustainabililty, pesticides, Roundup )

- 64 days ago -
Under legal pressure, the EPA last week agreed to begin a far-reaching evaluation of how some of the most commonly used pesticides affect more than 1,500 endangered plants and animals.
Because of Drought, Stop Fracking in California NOW!
Environment  (tags: California Drought, fracking, water supply, Water Conservation, water pollution, Water Sustainability, climate-change, ecosystems, destruction )

- 64 days ago -
The ongoing drought in California has left the state with a limited water supply. To make matters worse, the state recently discovered that nine separate fracking wells have leaked a total of 3 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into our aquifers.
Alberta Election 2015: The Latest Results
World  (tags: politics, Canada, Alberta, interesting, NDP, government, news )

- 116 days ago -
It's a massive shock that will turn Canadian politics on its head. CBC has projected the NDP will win a majority government in Alberta.
It's a Crime to Point Out Israel's Crimes
World  (tags: BDS, Israel, boycott, settlement, illegal, zero, tolerance, Canada )

- 111 days ago -
The Harper government is signaling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
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