FDA ordered to Examine Antibio...

Apr 12, 2012 by

From the ASPCA Blog On March 22, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must address the overuse of...

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Lessons from the Elgin gas lea...

Apr 8, 2012 by

Ten days after the leak began, Total is still struggling to contain the gas pouring from its North Sea Elgin platform, citing bad...

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Reflections on a Thirsty Plane...

Apr 4, 2012 by

By Sandra Postel of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative Water, I have learned, means different things to different...

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Please Stop the Cruelty

Apr 1, 2012 by

What we do not know exists, we cannot change. But, once we have information, we can embark on the journey to change. This is why we...

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Lessons from Fukushima nuclear...

Mar 15, 2012 by

“While triggered by the tragic March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima disaster was ultimately caused by the Japanese...

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China says ‘no’ to...

Feb 13, 2012 by

The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over...

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The Music of Trees

Feb 9, 2012 by

From Michelle Werts for American Forests As covered in the autumn issue of American Forests, tree rings tell compelling stories. Far...

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Did David Attenborough Behave ...

Jan 30, 2012 by

Earlier this month, the Daily Mirror in Great Britain revealed that famed zoologist David Attenborough, for his 7-part television...

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The Seven Wonders of the World...

Jan 16, 2012 by

The Western Hemisphere, the “New World,” was slighted when the Seven Wonders of the World were chosen. That is probably due to the...

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NIH Agrees, Nearly All Chimpan...

Jan 3, 2012 by

From Discover Online After seven months of deliberation, the US Institute of Medicine has released a report that marks a turning...

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Happily Ever After: Cinderella...

Dec 22, 2011 by

 From the ASPCA blog: Fairytales do come true. In June, 2010 ASPCA responders deployed to rural Tennessee, to assist with a critical...

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Top Spot for HP in New Guide t...

Dec 8, 2011 by

We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics, which this time ranks 15 gadget and electronics companies on...

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Most Vertebrates — Inclu...

Dec 4, 2011 by

From ScienceDaily People experience the world through five senses but sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have...

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Is it homophobic to split up g...

Nov 26, 2011 by

From Alex Needham for The Guardian When Toronto zoo bought African penguins Pedro and Buddy from Pittsburgh’s National Aviary,...

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Visualizing How A Population G...

Nov 18, 2011 by

Video and article from NPR The U.N. estimates that the world’s population passed the 7 billion mark on Monday, 10/31/2011. Much...

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Mattel ends rainforest destruc...

Nov 8, 2011 by

On October 5, 2011, after a four month Greenpeace campaign, Mattel has instructed its suppliers to avoid wood fiber from...

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Tarra The Elephant Mourns The ...

Nov 1, 2011 by

From A Place To Love Dogs Happier Days For those who have not seen this video from The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, it is a...

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Pike’s Peak: Promises, P...

Oct 15, 2011 by

Here are a few photos from my hike up the Barr Trail to Barr Camp, which is 6.5 miles and 3,800 vertical feet, or a little better...

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You Are Not Alone

Sep 29, 2011 by

A long time ago in North America, a great man that came to be known as the “Peacemaker” met with representatives of many northeastern...

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FADs and Long-lines: Two Dirty...

Sep 27, 2011 by

What is the cost of unrestrained consumption? The environment is paying dearly and the supply of ocean provided food is dwindling....

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Julio “Hoolie the Hoolig...

Sep 19, 2011 by

From the John W Strobel III series, People I’ve Met Along the Way… How does one explain a relationship that is tentative...

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San Simeon Point

Sep 5, 2011 by

This morning I left the house about 7:30 and hiked up to the tip of San Simeon Point and back. It’s not hugely different from...

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Our golden retriever Cory dies

Aug 26, 2011 by

We have lost our beloved golden retriever Cory to cancer. She was almost eleven years old. We are grief stricken to lose her, but...

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The Amazing … Snow Flea?...

Aug 8, 2011 by

Its said that great things come in little packages, and the incredible Snow Flea is called a “Spring tail” is no...

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