We have been attending the town-centre for > 20 years; a delight for us & the public, with our sanctuary's birds.
Now we are told to pay to display our birds (Â£50 per day)! Average donations: Â£150 per week. 40 owls may have to be put to sleep!
Two rare and unique swords have been found in a 1,500 year old underground tunnel tomb in southern Kyushu, Japan. One of them is the longest sword ever found in an ancient Japanese tomb, while the other has a hilt covered in the skin of a stingray
Over 130 people were put to death this year for minor crimes. The most common form of execution is beheading. For crimes like adultery stoning is used. Other "crimes" with the death penalty are homosexuality, witchcraft, and burglary.
Valentina Milluzzo had been carrying twins for less than five months when she arrived at Italy's Cannizzaro Hospital in labor. She was already experiencing complications, and after two weeks, her temperature and blood pressure dropped and one of the fetus
Scientists have successfully turned skin cells into egg cells and used them to create viable offspring without the use of actual eggs for the first time. Just a small percentage of the mouse cells created in the lab led to live births
A man from Montana repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter and Judge John McKeon sentenced him to only 43 days in jail. The prosecution recommended a 25-year sentence but Judge McKeon completely ignored that recommendation.
Negotiators from more than 170 countries have reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators
"Cows and sheep produce methane, a greenhouse gas that is 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Despite misconceptions, most cow methane comes from burps (90%) rather than farts (10%). Livestock produce the equivalent of 5% of human-generated..'
"England is expanding its...horrific badger cull to South Devon, North Devon, and other rural communities. Badgers have become the scapegoats for an outbreak of tuberculosis among livestock. Thousands of these reclusive creatures stand to be destroyed..."
Omaha Public Power District will virtually double the portion of energy it receives from renewable sources by the time the start of the new year. Wind will supply a large percentage of energy, and solar will play a role, as well.
Leonard Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which promotes Native American rights. In 1975, during a confrontation involving AIM members, two FBI agents were shot dead. Peltier was convicted of their murders, ....