A Tree is Worth $193,250

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A Tree is Worth $193,250

Will putting the worth of a tree into monetary terms make more people interested in protecting our forests?

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“Come with me on my final journey”

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Come with me on my final journey.

I know it will be difficult, but I need you by my side when the time comes for me to leave this world. Every moment down to my last breath is easier if I have you with me.

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With deep affection, love, and respect.

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Please Sign Petition for Sunder

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Many groups are petitioning for Sunder the elephant, the more, the better. Please take a moment to sign this one.

Petition | JUSTICE for baby elephant Sunder; abused in Jyotiba Temple : Sukanya Kadyan | Change.org.

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Another Pharmaceutical Industry ‘Dirty Little Secret’

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Many women are shocked to learn their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication is made from a pregnant horse’s urine. This is the case for many popular HRT drugs from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer such as Premarin, Duavee, Prempro, and Premphase – but their labeling isn’t telling you!

These prescriptions are labelled on the bottle simply as “conjugated estrogens,” without identifying the source. Sadly, to collect their estrogen-rich urine, mares are turned into breeding machines for most of their lives. They are confined in tiny stalls without free access to water, and attached to urine collection bags that cause painful chafing. Their newborn foals are typically sent to slaughter or wait their turn to replace their “spent” mothers.

Drugs made from the urine of pregnant horses generate more than $1 billion in sales for Pfizer every year. Please ask Pfizer CEO Ian…

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The Dangers of Carbohydrates in Your Dog’s Food

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Elementary school education would not be complete without the bread mold experiment. You remember. Moisten a piece of bread and put it in a dark place in the kitchen. Check in on it every day until it has blue-green mold. Some of you may have even looked at the mold under the microscope. Believe or not, that mold contained dangerous toxins.

These same molds and their toxins are common contaminates of the carbohydrates, grain and non-grains, in dog food, especially dry kibble. Although dog owners are more sensitive to the Salmonella contamination in dog food, most are unaware of the dangers of mold.

 poorly handled carbohydrates can be a problem in dog food

Molds and Mycotoxins

Molds are a type of fungus. There are only about six different, easily identified molds that infect carbohydrates. These molds are capable of making hundreds of toxins called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins primarily cause liver problems when eaten. But they can also cause kidney and…

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Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free plastic is poisonous now?

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Q.In light of recent BPA-free-wait-this-stuff-is-worse confusion, what kind of water bottles can I drink from? I don’t trust myself with a glass Nalgene.

Thanks,
Hannah W.
Cleveland, Ohio

A. Dearest Hannah,

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water bottle … Out comes disturbing new research saying our new, safer plastics aren’t necessarily all that safe after all. So where can we turn to fulfill our hydration needs now?

First, for those of you who don’t have a Google Alert on BPA, a.k.a. bisphenol A: The Center for Environmental Health recently released a study that looked at chemicals in several brands of BPA-free kids’ sippy cups. Nine of the 35 cups tested contained significant amounts of estrogenic chemicals similar to BPA – seven of which actually measured higher for estrogenic activity than products with BPA. This joins a 2011…

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A Tale Of Two Wildies

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

These famous lines, which open “A Tale of Two Cities,” hint at the novel’s central tension between love and hatred. Indeed, the subject of opposite “pairs” is one of the major themes of Charles Dickens’ novel.

I’m reminded of both the similarities and differences between the wild horses of Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia and those of western Canada. How unequally treated they are in the eyes of the government!  On the one hand, the Sable…

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Why is Lake Nakuru the new Poaching Hotspot?

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Kenya  – Only 3 months into 2014, there have been 18 rhino poached in the country. Six of them have been killed in Lake Nakuru alone.

Lake Nakuru National Park has been a protected rhino sanctuary since 1986.  Rhinos from Solio Ranch, Nairobi National Park, Lewa Downs and South Africa were translocated to the area in an attempt to give them safety to roam and breed. There is a reinforced high power solar fence enclosing the area, as well as guards/rangers within the park.

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Why is Nakuru seeing an increase in rhino poaching?

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According to KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service), poachers not only use sophisticated weaponry, they are now using silent poaching methods that are difficult for rangers on patrol to detect.

In parks such as Lake Nakuru, rising water levels have shrunken grazing land for rhinos forcing them to move to park periphery. This makes them an easy target…

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Perfect image shot in in East Java, Indonesia after 150 attempts, of two ants holding hands and swaying

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They were shot by freelance architect Rhonny Dayusasono in the back garden of his home in East Java, Indonesia. He took more than 150 images over a period of two hours before finally catching this perfect picture

There are more than 11,000 species of ant in the world, the red ant is the most common and can be found in most gardens.

This particular species has a sting and, although small in size, it can be quite painful.

The red ant prefers sweet food – it is particularly fond of nectar and a ‘honeydew’ substance secreted by aphids.

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Wow! Elephant Painting an Elephant Art :)

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Wow! Only humans can paint or what, there comes our Jumbo champ 🙂

A 4 year old elephant named Suda painting a picture of herself at the Maetaeng Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Black Moon ….. March 30, 2014!!

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~~March 30, 2014~~

Tonight is the Black Moon, named because it is the second New Moon in the same month. The second Black Moon to happen this year, January also had a Black Moon which is astrologically very rare.

The New Moon in Aries heralds in a powerful new start. This is also the start of a new year in Astrology, the zodiac always starts with Aries. 

This New Moon is truly a new birth of life, inspiration and ideas. It is energetically connected to the womb of evolution, like a butterfly coming out of it’s chrysalis. The earth is changing now all around us as it wakes for the Spring, we are also waking up to what we need to do to grow and move on in our lives.

The energy of transformation is being seeded within each of us.

So find your inner spiritual warrior who will guard…

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Dog lover credits Good Samaritan with saving her life in icy rescue

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CALGARY – A Chestermere woman is lucky to be alive after falling through the ice trying to rescue her pets.

It happened at Elliston Park in southeast Calgary, Sunday afternoon.

Jennifer Simmonds says one of her dogs chased a duck onto the ice and fell into the water.

One of her other dogs then jumped in after Patrick. Simmonds went onto the ice after them both – and also fell in.

“’I knew I had to go in and I knew I was going to fall in too,” says Simmonds.

Stuart Harris was driving into the city from his home in Langdon at the time. He saw the commotion, jumped the median and sprang to action.

Equipped with a tow rope and an education in outdoor survival, he slid onto the ice on his stomach, keeping his weight distributed as evenly as possible, and tied Simmonds to himself.

“I just…

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FDA Approved: Paint Thinner in Children’s Cereals.

The Truth is Where?

By Christina Sarich  27th March 2014.              Find Full Article Here:-

cereal trisodium crop 263x164 FDA Approved: Paint Thinner in Children’s CerealsThe challenge to be informed about what we are eating grows ever more complex. Many people trust Trader Joe’s as one of the smaller grocery store chains offering higher quality foods without unnecessary additives, and other harmful ingredients that can cause cancer, neurological damage, or developmental delays. But one mom recently found trisodium phosphate, an industrial strength paint thinner in her children’s Trader Joe’s breakfast cereal, and she is wondering what it is doing there. (The ingredient is found in other popular cereals as well).

Trisodium phosphate, otherwise known as trisodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate, or TSP, is well known by construction workers, DIYers, and developers, but not to most parents shopping for their morning meal. It is an inorganic phosphate which can be detrimental to our health. It is often used in place of mineral spirits to remove…

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Group of 5 basset hounds pile into one doghouse in A Short but hilarious home video

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At first glance this just looks like a couple of pups cuddling, but one after another come out of the dog house, defying the laws of physics!

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Chamallow, A remarkable Cat, The king of escape

LAB RESEARCH DOGS SEE SUN & GRASS FOR THE FIRST TIME!

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Documentary : Know Antarctica

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Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth‘s southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2(5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after AsiaAfricaNorth America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has…

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20 Secret Rooms That Bring Fantasy Into Everyday Life

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Just about the only items missing from some of these images are the lion and the witch…

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From the time we first read “Alice in Wonderland” or see our first spy movie with secret panic rooms or ghostly castles, we imagine secret rooms to be something remarkable, mystical and ultimately unachievable. However, secret rooms and passages can also be found in the privacy of our neighbours’ houses – even today.

Secret rooms nowadays are a lot more about entertainment and having something private for yourself. Moving bookcases, secret doors under the stairs or private portals in your own closet – with enough imagination, secret rooms can be situated almost anywhere. They can be a little oasis of privacy, fun or fantasy right in your own home.

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Homeless veteran ‘baked to death’ in New York prison cell.

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By AP  19th March 2014.               Find Full Article Here:-

• City officials say cell had overheated to at least 100 degrees
• Jerome Murdough, 56, had been arrested for trespassing

A section of New York's Rikers Island in the East River.
A section of New York’s Rikers Island on the East River. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing.

A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.

The officials told the Associated Press that the 56-year-old former marine was on anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medication, which may have made him more vulnerable to heat. He also apparently did not open…

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Video: Former Wild Mustang and Two Year Old Demonstrate Equine/Human Bond

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by R.T. Fitch ~ pres/co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

It’s “Feel Good Sunday” and as our readers have come to expect; we comb the internet for something horsey that is uplifting, cheering and hopefully, enlightening to share. 

Thanks to a regular and observant reader we were forwarded a video of 2 year Emma Dunn walking her good friend, Cinnamon, on a snowy walk across their Colorado ranch.

Emma’s proud dad, Justin Dunn, is a horse trainer who specializes in teaching horsemanship to children and disabled individuals.  It rather looks as if he got an early start with little Emma.

On Justin’s Facebook page the proud father wrote, “These two had and still have a special bond. Cinnamon Girl LOVES her Emma.”

It’s obvious that the feeling is mutual.

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Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2014

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“Here’s the promotional video for the national event Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2014, which is set to take place on June 28-29 at Arch Park in Gardiner, MT.

Hope you can make it!!”

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Tags: Speak For Wolves, Yellowstone 2014, Brett Haverstick, Arch Park, Gardiner Montana

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Shades of gray: can Wolves and Humans live together

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Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct — trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011.

Now, with hunting permitted in many Western states, the future of this once endangered species may again be in question. Can we live with wolves? Earth Focus travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

So one of the reasons that people are afraid of wolves is because the fear for attacks on livestock and/or Humans. How well founded is this fear? let’s take a look at the facts, shall we?

I guess many Americans will be familiar with Politifact and the Oregon section had the following on fatal wolf attacks on Humans in the Rocky Mountain states

In a recent article in The Oregonian, Michelle…

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Urgent help needed for abused chihuahua with no teeth

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At first glance, rescuers thought they were dealing with an aged chihuahua who had lost his teeth because of neglect. Tragically, the pooch has been rushed to the veterinarian on Saturday evening; his rescuers state this dog is less than two-years-old.

Rescuers believed tiny little Nemo has been badly abused and his teeth have been knocked out.

“Only a monster would knock the teeth out of a helpless little chihuahua,” stated Kathleen Godwin of Ithaca, New York. “It’s beyond horrible to think of what this poor little one must have suffered and the pain he must be in now.”

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