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Paralympic Athlete Plays Emotive Violin Piece Using Her Prosthetic Arm as Bow
Offbeat  (tags: humans, Palalympic, swimmer, violin, amazing )

- 21 hours ago -
Equipped with a special prosthetic that comes with its own violinistâEUR(TM)s bow, she can perform incredible pieces of music. She skillfully manipulates the bow with her shoulder while her other hand supports the weight of the instrument.
Experts Air New Concerns About UN Response to Myanmar Crisis
World  (tags: violence, humanrights, government, myanmar, Suu Kyi, UnitedNations )

- 1 day ago -
In a 432-page report, the members of a "fact-finding mission" on Myanmar fleshed out preliminary findings and recommendations released in a shorter version three weeks ago.
PETITION! Aurizon: No Deal With Adani !!!
Environment  (tags: Aurizon: No deal with Adani, coal mining, petition )

- 1 day ago -
Adani is so desperate to build their mine that they have announced a new railway plan that will halve the rail construction cost and reduce the time required to build a rail line from its proposed Carmichael Coal mine to its Abbot Point coal port.
PETITION -Protect the Prairie Habitat of An Endangered Butterfly
Animals  (tags: prairie habitat, endangered butterfly, Poweshiek skipperling, AnimalWelfare, animals, endangered, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
One endangered butterfly is facing extinction as its prairie habitat is destroyed and replaced with homes, roads, manufacturing plants, and shopping centers. The Poweshiek skipperling was listed as endangered in 2014
PETITION - DonâEUR(TM)t Allow the Mass Killing of Majestic and Endangered Cougars
Animals  (tags: mass killing, endangered cougars, Mountain Lions, extermination, oregon, Mount Hood National Park, persecution, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animals, death, endangered, environment, habitat, humans, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
Mountain lions may soon be targeted for extermination in the state of Oregon following a rare attack on a female hiker in Mount Hood National Forest. As mountain lion populations recover following decades of persecution
PETITION - Protect Exotic Species From Trophy Hunting
Animals  (tags: exotic species, trophy hunting, endangered, bill 8B 1467, African Species Protection Act, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animals, endangered, environment, humans, protection, wildanimals )

- 1 day ago -
Goal: Protect endangered species from trophy hunting: resist pressures to veto lifesaving bill SB 1487, the Iconic African Species Protection Act.
PLEASE SIGN - This Fungus Could Be the Answer to the Plastic Waste Crisis
Environment  (tags: fungus, Plastic Waste, single use plastic, conservation, environment, humans, nature, oceans, pollution, world )

- 1 day ago -
TAKE ACTION - Call on Governments and Business Leaders to Say No to Single-Use Plastics
Hope On Wheels Celebrates 20 Years of Saving Lives
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, 20th anniversary, childhood cancer, research, grants, "Every Handprint Tells a Story”, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Mont, Elizabeth Blair )

- 1 day ago -
Every 36 minutes a child in the U.S. is diagnosed with pediatric cancer. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
TAKE ACTION - Violence Against Women Is Finally Illegal in Morocco
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, illegal, morocco, law, policy )

- 1 day ago -
The countryâEUR(TM)s parliament approved the measure to make womenâEUR(TM)s safety the law of the land on Feb. 14. The new policy âEUR" colloquially known as the Hakkaoui law, after family affairs and women's issues minister Bassima Hakkaoui âEUR" criminalizes âEURoeacts
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