Body care from your kitchen

Ocean acidification: National Science Foundation (NSF) awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems

Ocean acidification: National Science Foundation (NSF) awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems.

British government killing badgers again

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This video from Britain says about itself:

The owner of a conservation centre for badgers takes her charges for a walk before feeding time.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

New cull badgers wildlife activists

Wednesday 10th September 2014

ANIMAL rights activists were up in arms again yesterday as the government announced another new badger cull.

The cuddly-looking mammals are accused of spreading bovine TB — a claim widely criticised by scientists and activists alike.

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said the policy was “vital” for the nation’s food security.”

But Badger Trust and Care for the Wild spokesman Dominic Dyer branded the culls “ill-conceived and incompetently managed.”

Most scientists argue cattle vaccination is the only route to effectively control and eradicate bovine TB.

The executive director of Humane Society International Mark Jones believed the cull was a “waste of time.”

The vet added that farmers were “misled”…

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Founder of elephant rehab facility apparently crushed to death by one of the pachyderms

More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

World of Birds

 A Baltimore oriole perches near apple blossoms in Mendota Heights, Minn.
A Baltimore oriole perches near apple blossoms in Mendota Heights, Minn.

People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their Major League Baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced to nest well north of the Mid-Atlantic state.

And the oriole is not alone. A seven-year study published Tuesday by the National Audubon Society warns that the migratory routes and habitats of more than half of the birds in North America are now or soon will be threatened by climate change.

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Please Ask Fair Not to Host Petting Zoo and Elephant Rides | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA

Please Ask Fair Not to Host Petting Zoo and Elephant Rides | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA.

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

Living close to a fracking well could have given you that rash

Living close to a fracking well could have given you that rash.

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Severely abused, scarred horse rescued; now in High Point

10 birds your grandkids may never see, thanks to climate change

10 birds your grandkids may never see, thanks to climate change.

Baby bear dances with flag pole, steals golf ball

IS threaten to kill Twitter staff

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Dolphin’s tail inspires girl to use new prosthetics

Judge Throws the Book at Man Who Starved Puppy | PETA

Life or Lunch?

The carrier was lying upside down in the snow in the woods. It’s a miracle that anybody found it, much less had the curiosity to approach it for a closer look. Inside was the body of a puppy named Charlie, curled up in a fetal position. Someone had locked the puppy in the crate and simply walked away—turning a deaf ear to his barks and whimpers. The carrier was so far off the beaten path that Charlie’s body wasn’t found until three and a half months after he was abandoned.

Who would do such a thing?

Authorities tracked down the perpetrator—Tioga County, Pennsylvania, resident Matthew Scott Stone—and charged him with cruelty to animals. PETA wrote to the district attorney and urged him to prosecute Stone to the fullest extent of the law. “Charlie suffered terribly as he slowly starved to death all alone in the woods,” wrote PETA Director…

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Boeing employees ‘too scared to fly on own plane’

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Help Elephants Bamboo and Chai to relocate to a Sanctuary

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

watoto

Please help Bamboo and Chai –  two elephants who are presently confined in Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle   –  by writing to Mayor Ed Murray urging him to retire them to a sanctuary.

Watoto, the sole African elephant at Woodland Zoo Park in Seattle, was sadly euthanized on August 22nd. She collapsed sometime during the night and just lay there unattended and unaided without medical attention because the zoo doesn’t have staff overnight to monitor their animals. When the zoo keepers arrived in the morning they were unable to lift Watoto with straps and heavy equipment so they euthanized her at just 45 years of age. The poor creature who knows how long she had lain on the floor, shocking, just shocking. there is no excuse. No animal belongs in a zoo. An elephant in the wild may expect to live for sixty to seventy years, Watoto as a result of her…

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