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Abused Shelter Dog a Hero for Finding Naked Girl Shivering in Cold

Peanut the dog is being hailed as a heroic hound after she rescued a 3-year-old girl from freezing temperatures – and a terrible home. On Friday morning, Peanut’s owner in Delta County said that her pup started going nuts for seemingly no reason at all. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> “She was running up and down the […]

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San Francisco Bans Sale of Non-Rescue Animals at Pet Stores

This is one pawesome victory for California animals without a home. In a unanimous vote passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, city pet stores are prohibited “from selling dogs or cats not obtained from animal rescue organizations or shelters.” style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> While at first glance this may seem restrictive to adoption, the […]

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Firefighter Rescues Blind Dog Lost in Woods for 8 days, Refuses Reward

Firefighter Dan Estrada is being hailed as a hero after he took a leisurely stroll into the woods only to emerge with a beloved blind family dog – who had been missing for eight days – slung over his shoulders. 12-year-old Sage the dog had been reported missing from his family home in San Lorenzo […]

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You really can help save bees by planting wildflowers

Flower-rich areas may make bumblebees four times more likely to survive Lucy Hulmes A red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) forages for a sweet snack. In America and Europe, bees are in trouble. And with politicians looking to gut the Endangered Species Act, it doesn’t look like these fuzzy pollinators can expect much help from the federal […]

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Trump to shelve fuel mileage rules, inviting a fight with California

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy targets that have been a foundation for battles against climate change and harmful pollution in California and across the country. The move attacks one of the Obama administration’s signature achievements and dims the future of electric vehicles, […]

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Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves. In unpublished written testimony provided to the […]

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Taiwan protesters demand sustainable energy, nuclear power phase-out

Taipei (dpa) – Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters took to the streets across Taiwan on Saturday to urge the government to speed up steps to abandon nuclear power, find solutions to the problem of radioactive waste and develop more sustainable energy resources. The demonstrations came as Japan marked the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami […]

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The surprisingly controversial campaign for Canada’s national bird

Will the gray jay ever take its rightful place? Richard Harness The Canadian government has never named a national bird, to the dismay of many citizens. Bird lovers have rallied behind an unexpected choice: the tough, friendly gray jay. Naturalist Jack Miner was a man who appreciated waterfowl. In 1904, he founded a bird sanctuary […]

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Here’s the first video of one of the planet’s most elusive beaked whales

We’ve finally seen a True’s beaked whale in its natural habitat Roland Edler First underwater image of True’s beaked whales. They’re either adults or close to adults (think late teens). In July 1912, a whale showed up on the shores of Bird Island Shoal near North Carolina’s Shackleford Banks. It was, by all accounts, a […]

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Dog Completes Hardest Race in the World Just to Find a Home (WATCH)

This unbelievably strong-willed pooch went through hell and high water just so he could find a home with Mikael Lindnord. Back during the 2014 Adventure Racing Championship in Ecuador, Mikael was competing in the relay as the captain of a four person team. The team would be biking, paddling, and hiking across 435 miles of […]

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UN: 1.7 million children die from environmental causes each year

Geneva (dpa) – The lives of 1.7 million young children are cut short each year by pollution and other environmental dangers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday in Geneva. These deaths account for more than a quarter of all instances of child mortality for those aged younger than 5, the UN health agency said […]

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Changing Flight Routes Could Cut Airplanes’ Climate Impact

Airlines around the world might be able to minimize their impact on the environment by changing their flight path. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom found that changing the routes of certain flights could reduce airplanes’ climate impact by up to 10 percent. The study, published Thursday […]

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Thai vets remove nearly a thousand coins from a turtle’s stomach

Bangkok (dpa) – A team of Thai veterinary surgeons on Monday successfully removed nearly a thousand coins from a turtle’s stomach, the world’s first such surgery. Five veterinarians at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University conducted a six-hour surgery on Omsin, Thai for “piggy bank,” to remove a total of 915 coins weighing five kilograms from the 59-kilogram […]

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This Tortoise Accidentally Saved a Bunny’s Life – and Now They’re Best Buds

The tortoise and the hare may have been arch enemies in old folktales, but these two oddball companions have been best pals since Wamba the reptile accidentally saved the bunny’s life. Ron Brink of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dove Mountain, Arizona is the proud caretaker of Wamba – a happy 50-pound African tortoise who lives […]

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