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ChinaâEUR(TM)s Wealthy Are Banking on Extinction
Animals  (tags: abuse, abused, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animals, cats, conservation, crime, cruelty, death, endangered, environment, ethics, extinction, wildlife, wildanimals, sadness, slaughter, tigers )

- 8 days ago -
The countryâEUR(TM)s elite hopes to profit by investing in illegal wildlife products in anticipation that they will be worth more if the animals are exterminated.
With Just Six Delta Smelt Left, Controversial California Fish Species Faces Impending Extinction
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, world, water )

- 13 days ago -
Are we about to witness the extinction of the controversial delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus)? The most recent survey for the tiny fish, over which decades of battles over water rights have been fought, counted just four females and two males.
Amazing: Can Bringing Back Wolves Save This Natural Habitat?
Environment  (tags: wolves, natural habitat, animals, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife )

- 21 days ago -
VIDEO: The natural world is a world of balance, of yin and yang. There are the herbivores, the predators, and the insects and bacteria which recycle everything back into the elements.
If Apes Go Extinct, So Could Entire Forests
Environment  (tags: animals, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, world, weather, wildlife, water, trees, Sustainabililty, habitat, habitatdestruction )

- 21 days ago -
Bonobo poop matters. Well, maybe not the poop itself, but whatâEUR(TM)s in it.
96 Elephants Are Killed Everyday   video
Animals  (tags: wildlife, protection, animalwelfare, animalcruelty )

- 28 days ago -
In this short film narrated by Glenn Close, we learn that elephants are an ancient species that have inhabited our planet for 30 million years. Self-aware, playful and highly intelligent, they form strong social and family bonds.
Daylight Savings Time Is Rough on Your Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: Daylight Savings Time, health, research, heart attacks, time, suicide, Productivity, Accidents )

- 28 days ago -
The research is quite clear on the health effects of this meddling with time. In short, it is not good for you, and spikes in both heart attacks and suicide in the days following daylight savings attest to the stark reality of such findings.
Children Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution Affect Cognitive Development
Health & Wellness  (tags: schools, air pollution, working memory, pollutants, Cognitive impairment children, disease, health, research, study )

- 28 days ago -
In a prospective study, researchers found that children attending schools with higher traffic-related air pollution had a smaller improvement in cognitive development (working memory, superior working memory, and attentiveness) among 7-10-year-old yrs.
Huge Stakes As Supreme Court Takes Third Crack At Obamacare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, supreme court )

- 28 days ago -
Obamacare faces its strangest challenge yet when the Supreme Court takes up the law for the third time Wednesday. The worst consequences would fall on the estimated 9.6 million people who would lose their health insurance.
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