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July 20, 2017 Wildlife
A happy pig at Black Beauty Ranch. (Photo: Katie Birk / The HSUS)

Life at Black Beauty Ranch Animal Sanctuary

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Noelle Almrud, Director, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch It is early morning at the 1,400-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas and the animals are starting to...

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July 19, 2017 Environment
Despite being vital to life, Earth's oceans are among the least protected or administered areas of the globe. (Photo: Jakob Owens / Unsplash)

72 Percent of Earth's Surface Threatened

By: W. Douglas Smith

In economics we talk about goods and services. Here we find a paradox. The natural world provides 100 percent of the goods and services (natural capital) that are essential to...

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July 17, 2017 Environment
Sunset on the South China Sea. (Photo: bvi4092 / Flickr)

Managing the South China Sea Commons through Science Policy

By: James Borton

The South China Sea is the home, for now, to some of the most spectacular biodiverse coral reefs in the world. Yet the world continues to witness satellite images in...

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July 12, 2017 Wildlife
An orphaned baby raccoon at the South Florida Wildlife Center. (Photo: Deborah Robbins Millman / Humane Society of the United States)

A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Deborah Robbins Millman It is morning and most of the raccoons in The South Florida Wildlife Center nursery are still asleep in their hammocks. As animal caregiver Maria Vanegas begins preparing their bottles, a chittering...

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July 11, 2017 Environment
Photo: Gilda / Flickr

Sixth Mass Extinction a Threat to All Life -- Even Humans

By: Common Dreams

By Jake Johnson A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday argues based on "current trends of population declines and extinctions" that we are currently witnessing Earth's...

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July 10, 2017 Wildlife
The newly discovered Dixie Valley Toad is already at risk of extinction due to the construction of a geothermal facility that may drain its wetland habitat. (Photo: Patrick Donnelly / Center for Biological Diversity)

Newly Discovered Toad Already Facing Extinction

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and Paul Smith‘s College published a paper in the journal Zootaxa describing the Dixie Valley toad as a new species in the Great Basin of...

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July 5, 2017 Climate & Energy
A protester in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Julian Meehan / Flickr)

G20 Nations Bankrolling Big Fossil-Fuel Projects

By: Common Dreams

By Andrea Germanos Extreme weather trends continue. CO2 emissions remain above the safe threshold. And President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the Paris climate pact underscores the need for other world leaders to live up to their promises to...

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July 3, 2017 Opinion
A coal mine in Gilette, Wyoming. (Photo: Greg Goebel / Flickr)

Finally, Some Real Help for Coal Country

By: Brian Klonoski

While pursuing an ecocidal agenda friendly to extractive industries and Big Agriculture, President Trump and members of his administration, like EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, have repeatedly invoked America's struggling coal miners....

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June 30, 2017 Opinion

Scott Pruitt, You Have No Conscience

By: Ariane Sims

Mr. Pruitt, It’s been a little over three months since I last wrote and I have yet to receive a response.  No, no — it’s okay.  You’re a very busy...

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