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IT'S MAY 23---Happy World Turtle Day!
Animals  (tags: turtles, World Turle Day, celebrate, reptilese, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animals, goodnews, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cal
- 1 day ago - aqua.org
This Saturday is World Turtle Day! Turtles, one of the oldest living species, have existed on Earth for roughly 150 million years
TAKE ACTION NOW! Halt Fracking During California Water Crisis
Environment  (tags: frcking frack is whack, drought, water shortage, California, government, environment, destruction, ecosystems, water, politics, pollution, protection )

Cal
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
California is currently in the grip of one of the worst droughts on record. Years of dry seasons have pushed the environment to the brink. While residents face strict water restrictions, fracking continues to consume and contaminate millions of gallons of
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Alligator Snapping Turtle From Extinction
Animals  (tags: ALLIGATOR SNAPPERS, endangered, humans, HUNTING, death, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cal
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
The Alligator Snapping Turtle is being hunted and killed at an alarming rate in Louisiana. Although the animal is considered endangered in many states, Louisiana still allows them to be hunted and killed. Protections need to be put in place to ensure this
German Resistance And Europe's Growing Rebellion Against U.S. Transatlantic Trade Deal
World  (tags: activism, TPP, europe, poitics, world, society, trade agreements, terrorism )

Cal
- 2 days ago - occupy.com
The tide of public resistance against a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union is rising in Germany, as opponents become more firmly entrenched, insisting that the plan would harm democracy and rule of law. -
Ireland Just Became the First Country to Approve Gay Marriage By a Popular Vote
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, gayrights, politics, goodnews, GoodNews, freedoms )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.vice.com
The Irish voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and enshrining it in their constitution. All but one constituency voted yes on the referendum, and 62 percent of voters nationwide âEUR" more than 1.2 million people âEUR" supported it
Planned Mega-Port in Brazil Threatens Rich Ecological Region
Environment  (tags: planned development, Brazil, environment, activism, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, politics, pollution, protection, world )

Cal
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
Activists and local residents have brought legal action aimed at blocking the construction of a nearly 50 sq km port terminal in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia because of the huge environmental and social impacts it will have.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Applaud Ecuador for Breaking Tree Planting World Record
Environment  (tags: environment, forests, trees, world, GoodNews )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Thousands of volunteers pitched in to plant a world-record-setting 647,250 trees in Ecuador on May 16, 2015.
Coal and Climate Change: A Death Sentence for the Great Barrier Reef
Environment  (tags: Great Barrier Reef, corals, environment, ecosystems, destruction, climate-change, protection, oceans, politics, world )

Cal
- 1 day ago - theecologist.org
With 50% of the corals gone, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has been pressuring the Australian and Queensland governments to increase their commitment to reversing the deteriorating health of the Reef.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Giving An Iraq Vet a Fighting Chance
Society & Culture  (tags: helping veterans, politics, government, culture, americans, law, goodnews, society, usa )

Cal
- 23 hours ago - cbsnews.com
A FIGHTING CHANCE to make things right is what many veterans in trouble with the law say they want most. And in some cases, they're finding that chance in a special kind of courtroom.
Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration
Animals  (tags: monarch butterflies, politics, wildanimals, wildlife, protection, endangered, environment, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies.
 
 
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