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Open Thread - 6/6/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 23 days ago -
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Will a Stolen Alien Planet Wipe Out Life on Earth? Expert Explains What We Know About the Mysterious 'Planet Nin
Science & Tech  (tags: Planet Nine )

- 23 days ago -
The mysterious world might have been an exoplanet stolen by our sun It is unlikely to wipe us out, in spite of claims from conspiracy theorists
These 5 Countries Account for 60% of Plastic Pollution in Oceans
Environment  (tags: environment, habitatdestruction, oceans, pollution, water, world )

- 23 days ago -
Roughly 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the worldâEUR(TM)s oceans every year, and according to a new study, the majority of this waste comes from just five countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Hummingbird Mister DIY Bird Bath - Birds and Blooms
Animals  (tags: wildlife )

- 23 days ago -
Hummingbirds can have difficulty using traditional bird baths. Create a hummingbird mister instead to give these little jewels a place to bathe and play.
Noah Escapes a Backyard Breeder to Find a Home and a Purpose
Offbeat  (tags: Noah, wheel chair dog, cheerleader, schools, awesome-pawsome-dog, pics )

- 23 days ago -
Born with deformed back legs and without eyes, the rescue pup now visits schools to teach kids that physical differences donâEUR(TM)t have to slow a person or dog down.
Tell Montana Wildlife Officials Don't Trophy Hunt Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies! PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

- 24 days ago -
Tell the MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission that you oppose trophy hunting of MontanaâEUR(TM)s iconic grizzly bears!
Urge Brookhaven Fair to Cancel Cruel Monkey Rodeo
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animals, conservation, endangered, death, ethics, extinction, investigation, protection, sadness, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 22 days ago -
Capuchin monkeys are forced into costumes, strapped to dogs, and made to race around a track. Displaying monkeys and other wild animals at public venues is extremely stressful for the animals and is never in their best interests.
Breaking News: U.S. Restricts Commercial Ivory Trade, With China Expected to Follow
Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, elephant suffering, killing, extinction, cruelty, death, endangered, habitat )

- 27 days ago -
The United States today announced a near-complete ban on the commercial ivory trade, marking a historic step forward in ending the global elephant poaching crisis. This is just the latest of nearly three dozen major rulemaking actions addressing animal pr
Facebook Stars Roofus and Kilo Head Up Their Happy Rescue Family
Offbeat  (tags: Face book, Pit Bulls, stars, rescues, happy-tail-wagging-ending, pics )

- 29 days ago -
These charismatic Pitties welcome all to their farm of "misfit dogs." Check out their adorable Facebook photos.
Global Wild Tiger Numbers Rise for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, numbers increasing, wildlife, protection, environment )

- 45 days ago -
For the first time in conservation history, the terrible decline in global tiger numbers has been reversed, and there are now close to 3,900 tigers in the wild.
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