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In IsraelâEUR(TM)s Ultra-Orthodox Community, Abused Women Are Finding a Way Out - The Washington Post
Society & Culture  (tags: israel, middle-east, women, abuse, violence, religion )

- 673 days ago -
Islam has no monopoly on domestic violence. No religion does.
Unnatural Surveillance: How Online Data Is Putting Species at Risk
Animals  (tags: technology, animalwelfare, animals, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, endangered )

- 673 days ago -
The rapid growth of digital data has been a boon to researchers and conservationists. But experts are warning of a dark side: Poachers can use computers and smartphones to pinpoint the locations of rare and endangered species and then go nab them.
Justice for Dog With Face Ripped Off in Cruel Badger Baiting 'Sport'
Animals  (tags: abuse, animalcruelty, dogs )

- 673 days ago -
A dog was abandoned in Warrington, UK with a huge piece of flesh ripped from his lower jaw. Authorities think the dog was forced into badger-baiting- bloodsport in which dogs are sent to dig up badgers and then fight them to entertain humans.
Stop Swedish Cruel Bear Hunt
Animals  (tags: Sweden, bear hunt )

- 672 days ago -
Every year the Swedish government allows an annual bear hunt. the number of bears killed every year is sketchy and there appears to be no monitoring regarding the age of the bears killed. Stop the killing!
The Fake News Pipeline: How A Small-Time Clickbait Farmer Is Spreading the Gospel of Big Oil
Business  (tags: astroturfing, literal "fake news", social media, Louisiana First, Tiger Swan, Nick Johnson, aliases )

- 673 days ago -
Successful astroturfing can be used to bolster the darker elements of capitalism. Actors with fabricated identities fooled numerous people about supposedly nefarious pipeline opponents. What was the connection to Tiger Swan?
Here Are All The Records Irma Has Broken So Far, According To A Meteorologist
Environment  (tags: weather, Sustainabililty, ecosystems, environment, destruction, endangered, energy, nature, oceans, water, world, habitat, climate-change )

- 673 days ago -
Klotzbach on Saturday evening predicted that Irma would go down as the second strongest storm in recorded history in terms of accumulated cyclone energy, falling short of 2004âEUR²s Hurricane Ivan, which battered the Gulf Coast and left 20 dead.
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