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Offbeat  (tags: climate, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, energy, forests, globalwarming, GoodNews, green, habitat, healthconditions, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, radia-active, water, weathe )

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Earth Hour Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to climate change action now. It's time we speak up and demand a better future for our planet switch off your lights for 1hr
Photo Highlights of the Day - Thursday 26 March 2015
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, photos, world, off-beat, news )

- 8 hours ago -
A selection of the best photographs from around the world.
Don't Let the Meat Industry Hijack the Food Pyramid
Offbeat  (tags: protection, society, food, ethics, science )

- 6 hours ago -
Don't let the Meat Industry hijack the Food Pyramid.
Elephant Massacre Uncovered In Democratic Republic of Congo; 30 Animals Killed In 15 Days
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, slaughter )

- 6 hours ago -
Dozens of elephants are being slaughtered at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo as armed militants aggressively move into the poaching business, using money from illegal ivory to buy food, weapons and ammunition.
Abused Circus Elephants Forced To Keep Semi-Truck From Overturning
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, abuse )

- 5 hours ago -
Two elephants on the road with a circus company are winning praise for preventing a semi-truck from overturning but a closer look at photos from the scene suggests that the animals were not acting out of good will, but rather terror.
'Robots on Reins' Could Soon Replace Guide Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: robots, guide dogs, reins, blind )

- 1 day ago -
Robots are already being blamed for taking people's jobs, and now the machines are gunning for guide dogs.
Prince Charles's Handwritten 'Black Spider' Letters to Ministers MUST Be Made Public, Supreme Court Rules
Offbeat  (tags: HRH prince Charles, letters, black spider, government, court, UK )

- 11 hours ago -
Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, the Supreme Court ruled today.
Offbeat  (tags: crime, ethics )

- 5 hours ago -
This petition includes philosophy which my team leader has written and I have permission for it. So DEATH PENALTY: who is GOD which decide who can live and who cannot? Sixth level is the place where the karma of the past incarnation is counted.
Bodies of 2 Dead Children Were Left in Detroit Freezer for More Than a Year, Mother in Custody: Police
Offbeat  (tags: children, death, detroit, freezer )

- 1 day ago -
Two children who were found dead inside a freezer in a Detroit home Tuesday, had been in the container for more than a year, police said.
US Troops, Contractors Sexually Abused Colombian Girls With Impunity âEUR" Report
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Military, Scandal, Sex, South America, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Fifty-four Colombian girls were sexually abused by US troops and military contractors between 2003 and 2007, claims a new report by the countryâEUR(TM)s reconciliation commission. None of the perpetrators were ever prosecuted because US forces had immunity.
Owl Swoops Through the Air Before Perching on Top of Unsuspecting ManâEUR(TM)s Head
Offbeat  (tags: owl, swoops, head, man, netherlands )

- 13 hours ago -
Unsuspecting people walking through a field in the Netherlands are having their heads turned by one very strange bird.
Downton Abbey to End After Six Series
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Period Drama, Downton Abbey )

- 9 hours ago -
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers have announced. "Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception," said the programme's executive producer Gareth Neame.
Germanwings Plane Crash: Co-Pilot 'Wanted to Destroy Plane'
Offbeat  (tags: Plane Crash, French Alps, Germanwings, Europe )

- 8 hours ago -
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to "destroy the plane", officials said.
Hillside Rescues A Runaway Rhea and Other News...
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, conservation, goodnews, rescued, wildanimals, health, treatment, photos, pictures )

- 3 hours ago -
We received a call asking if we could catch a rhea that had been on the loose for weeks in Suffolk (Pictured). We were just delivering the runaway rhea to the Sanctuary, when we received an urgent call about a deer in trouble, & Peppa Pig has Recovered...
Barrie-Area Woman Adopts Ray and Newton, Blind Feline and His Pal Who Helps Him Around
Offbeat  (tags: cats, adoption, update )

- 39 minutes ago -
Ray the blind cat and his buddy Newton are off to their forever home together.
Earth: The Big Question- How Long Will Life Survive on Planet Earth?
Offbeat  (tags: Life, Planet, Earth, Destruction )

- 1 day ago -
All things must pass. That includes life on Earth, which will surely be wiped out eventually. But how long does it have?
Each: Tardigrades Are So Tough They Can Survive Outer Space
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Animals, Tardigrades, Educational )

- 1 day ago -
Boil them, deep-freeze them, crush them, dry them out or blast them into space: tardigrades will survive it all and come back for more
Zimmerman Blames Obama for Racial Fallout Over Trayvon Martin Death
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Crime, Shooting, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Speaking out for the first time after he was acquitted in a federal investigation, George Zimmerman cast himself as an innocent American persecuted by the federal government and the president personally, after he shot and killed a black teenager in 2012.
I-Wonder:Take the Test: Where in Britain Would You Be Happiest?
Offbeat  (tags: Residents, Britain, personality test )

- 1 day ago -
Take the simple personality test below âEUR" and find out how your personality and the place where you live affect your happiness.
Welcome t'Zoo Young Lad! New Two-Year-Old Polar Bear Arrives at Wildlife Park in Yorkshire
Offbeat  (tags: polar bear, yorkshire, uk, england, zoo, pixel )

- 1 day ago -
A two-year-old polar bear named Pixel has arrived at a wildlife park in Yorkshire to join England's only other polar bear.
Mums Can Be SO Embarrassing: Lioness Forced to Put Her Cute Cubs in Their Place as They Climb All Over Her
Offbeat  (tags: mother, lioness, cubs, cute, climb )

- 1 day ago -
Every new mum is desperate to show off her little ones - and this lioness is no different, even if that means having to put up with becoming a climbing frame for an afternoon.
Cow in Northeast Texas Defies Odds, Gives Birth to 4 Calves
Offbeat  (tags: 4 calves, birth )

- 1 day ago -
A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.
I-Wonder: When Did Wales Last Have Its Own Army?
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Wales, UK )

- 1 day ago -
The days of Glyndŵr, In the year 1400 a Welsh army led by a native-born Prince of Wales took the field under a banner of red and gold depicting four lions rampant.
Russell Crowe Directed A New Movie And It Looks Epic
Offbeat  (tags: culture, ethics, family, freedoms, education, humans, interesting, society, sadness, americans, ethics, freedoms, government, propaganda, war, americans, business, culture, ethics, interesting, humans, performance, off-beat, society, unusual, arts )

- 13 hours ago -
Behind the Hype of this film "The Water Diviner",- is a bubbling of resentment, re-it's portrayal of "Battle Of Gallipoli" .Is it time film makers treated the past with respect,= telling- Facts not fiction re- historical events, wonder would they dare ?
The Hidden Tricks of Powerful Persuasion
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Psychology, Health )

- 13 hours ago -
Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, itâEUR(TM)s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoplesâEUR(TM) heads without them realising.
CATcerto. ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE. Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora The Piano Cat   video
Offbeat  (tags: Nora The Piano Cat )

- 13 hours ago -
For anyone who has never seen Nora's performance
Alps Plane Crash: What We Know
Offbeat  (tags: Plane Crash, French Alps, Germanwings, Europe )

- 7 hours ago -
The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps sent the plane into its doomed descent "intentionally", French investigators have said.
Jessica Williams Won't Host 'The Daily Show'
Offbeat  (tags: media, tv, culture )

- 2 hours ago -
News about who will NOT be hosting after Jon Stewart leaves.

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