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South Sudan Food Crisis - in 60 Seconds
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Crisis, South Sudan, Data )

- 4 hours ago -
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll and the world's newest country is facing another food crisis. Some 1.5 million people are already severely hungry, but there are concerns that number could swell by another million within six months.
The High-Stakes World of Rare-Plant Theft
Offbeat  (tags: Rare, Plants, Tree's, Endangered, CCTV, Protection )

- 4 hours ago -
The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species?
Girl to Woman: Her Right, Her Health, Our Future
Health & Wellness  (tags: petition, U.N., women, girls, rights, poverty, heath, reproduction )

- 4 hours ago -
The Women and Girls Millennium Campaign supports reproductive health and rights of women/girls as key to achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDGs provide a framework for reducing poverty through international cooperation by 2015
Moving House: Nightmare or Life-Affirming?
Offbeat  (tags: Housing Moving, Stress, Mental Health )

- 4 hours ago -
Moving house. The two words that strike the most dread into people, but which also provoke the most envy and excitement.
Shut Down Inhumane Duck Farm - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, death, killing, suffering )

- 4 hours ago -
Shut down a California duck farm for displaying animal cruelty.
Brazil's Giant Dam Programme Is a Climate Disaster
Environment  (tags: dam building, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, protection, water, habitat, habitatdestruction, government )

- 5 hours ago -
Brazil's newly elected Dilma Roussef is committed to completing the disastrous Belo Monte dam,
Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 31 October 2014
Green Lifestyle  (tags: energy, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, healthy, environment, Sustainabililty, sustainable, globalwarming, technology, world, conservation )

- 5 hours ago -
Renewables & Energy Efficiency Responsible For 70% Of Carbon Emission Drop Since 2007
Fracking Is Driving UK Civil and Political Rights Violations
Environment  (tags: fracking, political repression, police, activism, healthconditions, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world )

- 5 hours ago -
Extreme energy in the UK is arousing extreme reactions
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Tiger From Horrific Conditions - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: tigers, protection, animalcruelty, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates )

- 5 hours ago -
Move Phevos the Tiger out of cramped, unsanitary conditions to a sanctuary in California
Environment  (tags: endangered, condoms, animals, conservation, ecosystems, environment, green, humans, nature, oceans, protection, world )

- 5 hours ago -
171 Animals Freed From Mississippi Puppy Mills
Animals  (tags: dogs, suffering, rescued, law, GoodNews, animalrights, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

- 5 hours ago -
"This rescue really exemplifies the need for stronger animal cruelty laws," says Charlotte Doehner, of the Alcorn County Animal Shelter,...".Feature Story (Big Red Box) on today's Animal News Sentinel.
Fear Extinction? Share the Scary Truth About Human Population Growth This Halloween.
Offbeat  (tags: halloween, extinction, human population growth )

- 5 hours ago -
The future doesn't have to be so scary. By talking about population with your friends, family and coworkers at Halloween parties and spooky events (and, of course, other places after Halloween) you're taking the first step
The Last Dragons - Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders   video
Animals  (tags: salamanders, animals, streams, rare, environment, habitat, wildlife )

- 5 hours ago -
An intimate glimpse at North America's Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality.... and in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.
National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!
Animals  (tags: bats, education, awareness, AnimalWelfare, animals, endangered, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 5 hours ago -
To help inform the world about bats and their plight, the FWS and the USDA have teamed up to present a whole week of bat education and awareness--just in time for Halloween!
Urge Norway Comply the Global Moratorium and Put An End to Whaling. ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: norway whalers, ocean mammals, protection )

- 6 hours ago -
Norway -- one of the only countries that continues to whale after a global moratorium was imposed in 1986 -- has come under fire lately for its catch. Last year, the country hunted 731 minke whales -- the largest catch since it resumed whaling in 1993.
How to Celebrate Haloween
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays )

- 7 hours ago -
My Halloween greeting to you is an animated graphic. Since C2NN cant handle animations, you'll need to click through to see the scary monsters.
Open Thread - 10/31/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 7 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Take The Quiz: How Much Do You Know About GMOs?
Offbeat  (tags: Quiz, GMOs, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genes, Food, Nutrition )

- 7 hours ago -
"Oregon and Colorado are getting ready to vote on labeling initiatives for GMOs. Before you start filling out ballot bubbles, find out how much you really know about GMOs. Did you get your GMO education from the Food Babe or are you a shill for Big Ag?"
Seven Tips to Improve Public Speaking | Speak Like a Pro
Society & Culture  (tags: Public Speaking )

- 7 hours ago -
Do you know what is common in more than 90% of the world's population? It is that they are afraid of speaking in public.I will give you a few tips that can help you improve your public speaking based on the experiences of the most successful public speake
Boycott Six Flags in Vallejo, CA - NEVER BUY A TICKET = End Circuses for Wild Animals ! Please SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: captivity, Theme Park, suffering, abused )

- 7 hours ago -
History of Abuse and Animal Welfare Act Violations:A report USDA alleging animal beatings,mistreatment,inadequate veterinary care and disregard for the animals' welfare.Since 1997 at least 29 animals have died there,including elephants,orcas & dolphins !
Bolivia Passes "Law of Mother Earth" Which Gives Rights to Our Planet as a Living System
Society & Culture  (tags: animals, climate, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, endangered, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, healthconditio )

- 8 hours ago -
La Madre Tierra") holds the land as sacred and holds it as a living system with rights to be protected from exploitation, and creates 11 distinguished rights for the environment. It was passed by Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly.
Billionaires in the World Double Since Global Crisis - Oxfam
Offbeat  (tags: Crisis, Economy, Regional development )

- 8 hours ago -
The number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled to 1,646 since the financial crisis of 2009, with inequality reaching new extremes, according to a new Oxfam report on inequality.
Using the Holocaust to Justify War on Assad
Offbeat  (tags: Bashar Assad, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Israel, Obama, Photography, Syria, USA, Violence )

- 8 hours ago -
Since its creation after WWII, Israel and friends have been masters at manipulating emotions, endlessly invoking the memory of Hitler's Germany as a pretext for starting further wars as in the recent Holocaust-themed propaganda against Syria's government.
Brits Genetically 'Programmed' to Be Grumpy - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Health, SciTech, Science, Social networks, UK )

- 8 hours ago -
According to research published on Thursday, Brits are more likely to be grumps because they possess a "short form" version of a gene that produces serotonin - the neurochemical which controls happiness levels in the brain.
'Establishment Stitch-Up': Concern Mounts Over Iraq War Inquiry Report
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Middle East, Military, Politics, UK, Violence, War )

- 8 hours ago -
Ministers have come under increasing pressure to name the date when the findings of Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war will be published. A debate on the cost of the probe was held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
American Red Cross Accused of Diverting Funds From Storm Victims to Own PR Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Sanctions, USA, Vehicles, Weather )

- 9 hours ago -
The American Red Cross was ill-equipped to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac, a new report suggests, and allocated resources not towards offering help, but on generating publicity.
Anzacs' Sacrifice Remembered 100 Years on in Albany
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Anzacs, Australian, New Zealand )

- 9 hours ago -
One hundred years on, the Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) legend is as strong as ever in the national consciousness but it is in one of Australia's most remote towns that the country's formal commemoration of its entry into World War One
Stop Bear Hunting Cruelty in the Northeast - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, slaughter, death, suffering )

- 10 hours ago -
please sign the petition to end the cruel hunting, trapping & use of dogs to kill bears. It is inhumane & unneccasary!
What's Your Halloween IQ?
Society & Culture  (tags: Halloween Weekend, test, education, culture, GoodNews, humans, interesting, society, women, world )

- 11 hours ago -
No tricks here, just some fun facts about the sweetest, spookiest holiday: Halloween. Can you scare up the answers? (No peeking at the Internet for clues!)

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