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Abused Dog Just Days From Death, Then Neighbor Takes Matters Into His Own Hands
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, humans, pets, pictures )

Lone
- 1 day 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.
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 day 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.
Teenage Boys Wear Skirts to School in Protest for Equal Rights
Offbeat  (tags: Teenage boys, wearing skirts, Equal rights, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - globalcitizen.org
After being banned from wearing shorts in this week's extreme heat, boys from ISCA Academy in Exeter came up with an inventive campaign: wearing skirts to school. These creative boys are taking a stand against what they believe are unfair dress code
Grenfell Tower: Fire Started in Hotpoint Fridge-Freezer, Say Police
Offbeat  (tags: Tower Fire, Domestic Appliances, Police, UK )

Ray
- 1 day 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.
Simon Cowell's Grenfell Single Tops UK Chart
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Song, Grenfell single, UK Charts, UK )

Ray
- 1 day 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.
Species at Risk Act Failing to Protect Critical Habitat, Study Says
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, species at risk, painted turtles, habitat designation, animals, environment, humans, wildlife )

Lone
- 14 hours ago - cbc.ca
Fifteen years after Canada's Species at Risk Act was implemented, a new study shows the majority of listed species are in the same situation as painted turtles; waiting for legally mandated critical habitat designation.
I Have Pareidolia, And I Create Characters Out Of The Faces I See
Offbeat  (tags: cartoons, Pareidolia, characters, faces, environment, humans, interesting, funny, unusual )

Lone
- 11 hours ago - boredpanda.com
Hey, I'm Keith! A lot of the time, people don't see the faces I see in inanimate objects. So, I decided to illustrate them in a cartoonish way and write little stories about them to bring them to life.
Bird Population Declines in Valley
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, wildlife )

Anna
- 5 hours ago - thehimalayantimes.com
According to Bird Conservation Nepal, 7,008 birds were recorded in winter, whereas 6,636 birds were recorded in summer this year. BCN made public the result of urban bird count 2017 today. As per the data, 105 birds have disappeared from the Valley
Sausage Roll Row: US 'Invents' New Summer Snack
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Snack. Copyright, USA, UK )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
There has been a British outcry on social media after a US chain claimed to have invented a new summer snack that looks suspiciously like a sausage roll.
Helping to Save Our Native Birds
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection )

Anna
- 5 hours ago - odt.co.nz
Dunedin residents can help the dire situation of New ZealandâEUR(TM)s native birds in various ways, environmental advocacy groups say.
   

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