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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Send your question to Umbra!

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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