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Florida's Sugar Barons Grow Fat on Subsidies, Diabetes and Everglades Destruction
Environment  (tags: BigSugar, bad business, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, water, humans, government )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - theecologist.org
Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidie
These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work
World  (tags: farming, labor, society, world )

Kathy
- 5 hours ago - npr.org
Mechanization has made the farming of many crops -- lettuce and tomatoes, among them -- a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.
Hillary Clinton Is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hillary Clinton, usa, politics, gmo's, science, research, environment, health )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - organicconsumers.org
Hillary would do well to go back to her science books. Here are the facts, as understood by every biologist. Seed hybridization occurs when the seeds of two compatible parent plants, within the same species, are crossed, either in a controlled...
Give the Cape Fur Seal the Protection It Deserves! GLOBAL OUTCRY! -PLEASE SIGN!!!
Animals  (tags: Namibia, seals, slaughter, BOYCOTT!, animal welfare, animal advocates, Animal Cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

Julie
- 11 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
The Namibian government slaughters 80,000 nursing pups by beating them to death with pick handles. A further 6,000 adult bulls are shot so that their genitals may be exported to the East, fueling the illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines
Kitten Formula 1 Racing --- Warning: Cuteness Overload!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, kittens, Formula 1 racing, funny, humor, off-beat, pets )

Lynn
- 10 hours ago - blog.theanimalrescuesite.com
What do you get when you combine some very hyper kittens and a Formula 1 racing soundtrack? Lots of giggles and a sore neck!
TAKE ACTION: Tell FWS to List the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered NOW!
Animals  (tags: animals, death, endangered, protection, wildlife, WNS, b )

Lone
- 10 hours ago - therainforestsite.greatergood.com
White nose syndrome (WNS) has claimed a staggering number of northern long-eared bats since it first broke out in 2007. Already, the species has lost almost 99% of its population in just a few short years.
Indonesia Plans to Destroy Another 14 Million Hectares of Forest
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, nature, trees, wildlife, world )

Kathy
- 10 hours ago - alert-conservation.org
How big is 14 million hectares of forest? Imagine an area five times the size of Belgium. Or imagine 28 million football fields.
Open Thread - 8/31/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 19 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
Open Thread - 9/1/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 17 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). 3rd Attempt to upload.
Poll Results - 9/1/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls )

TomCat
- 17 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
 
 
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