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Hornby's Storm-Petrels Have Found a Home in the Driest Place on the Planet
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, environment )

Anna
- 16 minutes ago - audubon.org
In Chile, a group of volunteer birders found the first-ever recorded nests of this mysterious bird 46 miles away from the coast in the Atacama Desert.
A Life in Pursuit of Vireos
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

Anna
- 19 minutes ago - audubon.org
An illustrious birder outlines the highs (and lows) of chasing these songbirds of summer.
America Is Now Considered a 'Second Tier' Country, According to This Index
Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, environment, government, health, interesting, news, protection, society )

Kathy
- 1 hour ago - globalcitizen.org
The results are in: the United States is now officially ranked a second-tier nation according to the 2017 Social Progress Index, an annual report of social and environmental indicators that capture a snapshot of a country's social progress.
State Trooper Rescues Orphaned Fawn in Sylva
Offbeat  (tags: trooper, fawn birth, darlin' fawn pics )

Barb
- 1 hour ago - wlos.com
A state trooper who lives in Sylva came to the rescue of a newborn fawn. Trooper Rocky Deitz tells News 13 that a driver hit and killed a doe, and the doe gave birth.
Abused Dog Just Days From Death, Then Neighbor Takes Matters Into His Own Hands
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, humans, pets, pictures )

Lone
- 2 hours ago - sosharethis.com
When a neighbor noticed RoccoâEUR(TM)s pitiful state, he knew he had to do something to save him, so he called the police. When the authorities came to the house and saw RoccoâEUR(TM)s deplorable condition, they acted immediately.
Simon Cowell's Grenfell Single Tops UK Chart
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Song, Grenfell single, UK Charts, UK )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week's chart - despite only being released on Wednesday morning.
Grenfell Tower: Fire Started in Hotpoint Fridge-Freezer, Say Police
Offbeat  (tags: Tower Fire, Domestic Appliances, Police, UK )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say.
Kennel ClubâEUR(TM)s Dog Photographer of the Year Awards | Daily Mail Online
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, dogs, interesting, pictures, news )

Christeen
- 9 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Kennel club's dog photographer of the year.
Very Sick Piglet Abandoned At Shelter Looks Completely Different Now
Offbeat  (tags: piglet, abandoned, shelter, animals, society )

Lone
- 23 hours ago - thedodo.com
A man had dropped the piglet off at a shelter near Temecula, California. He told the shelter workers that the piglet was a stray, but the shelter thinks the man might have actually owned the pig, according to Sale.
Toronto Humane Society 1801 Votes - PLEASE VOTE
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Lone
- 1 day ago - allstarslots.com
It is the mission of the Toronto Humane Society to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. We are dedicated to providing a safe haven and compassionate care
Demand Governor McAuliffe Halt the Execution of William Morva PETITION
Offbeat  (tags: execution, willliam Morva, death penalty, crime, humans, protection, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Urge Governor McAuliffe to stop this execution! The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and executing people with serious mental disability is a violation of international safeguards countries must observe
Indigenous Canadians Challenge An Exclusive American Fishing Camp
Offbeat  (tags: indigenous people, canada, american fishing camp, americans, environment, humans, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
The demand was just one of many claims being asserted by CanadaâEUR(TM)s myriad indigenous groups who were pushed off their lands and onto reserves in the 19th and 20th centuries by British, and then Canadian, policies and laws.
Australian Senate Votes to Keep Tax on Tampons
Offbeat  (tags: australian senate, tax on tampons, government, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - globalcitizen.org
Since the year 2000, every menstruating Australian has been taxed every few weeks when they get their period. This week the Australian senate had the opportunity to abolish the 10% tax on all sanitary items but instead voted to keep it
Monsanto's Dicamba Problems Are Far From Over. Farmers File Another Lawsuit Over Drift Damage
Offbeat  (tags: arkansan farmers, monsanto, BASF, herbicidesworld, environment, humans )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ecowatch.com
Arkansas farmers filed a class-action lawsuit last week against Monsanto and German chemical company BASF, alleging that the companies' dicamba-based herbicides caused damage to their properties.
   

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