Dog rescues drowning baby deer in the most adorable video youll see today

July 18, 2017 by  
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We already knew dogs are saviors to humankind – but it turns out they are heroes to other species as well! Recently a golden retriever named Storm rescued a baby deer from drowning off the coast of Long Island, New York . The dramatic ordeal was captured on video and has since gone viral – check it out below. This past weekend, Storm was out for a walk with his caretaker Mark Freeley when he “plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck and started swimming to shore,” according to CBS New York . In the video, Freeley can be heard saying, “Storm is trying to save this baby deer — I think he’s trying to save him.” Upon realizing that Storm was, in fact, saving the 3-month-old fawn’s life, Freeley started offering words of encouragement to the dog. “Storm, bring him in! Storm, bring him in! Good boy, Storm, bring him in!” he yelled. The golden retriever dragged the dog to the beach, where it immediately stood up, scurried away, then collapsed. This prompted Storm to chase after it — again. Freeley encouraged Storm to leave the fawn alone as the dog nudged its body and pawed its leg. After receiving a call, Frank Floridia with the Strong Island Animal Rescue League rushed to the beach. There, he found the fawn “completely disoriented.” Out of distress, it rushed into the water again. Erica Kutzing, the animal rescue’s co-founder, told The Washington Post : “They tried to encourage Storm to go back into the water, but the deer was so far out that Storm could not see the deer.” Once they saw the deer’s head was underwater, Floridia jumped into the water to rescue the animal. According to the activist , “It was a do-or-die situation.” Fortunately, the deer made it. Related: Living green bridge keeps wildlife safe from a busy highway According to Kutzing, deer can swim – even in the Long Island Sound – but it’s likely the fawn was spooked and too young to be able to survive in the water. Fortunately for the animal , Storm was nearby to save its life and alert humans to its struggle. Via The Washington Post Images via Mark Freeley

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Innovative retractable sliding glass enclosure extends over pool for year-round fun in Maine

July 18, 2017 by  
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The coastal northeast isn’t exactly known for its pool weather, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip year-round has to be out of the question. Turkish company Libart has installed an innovative retractable wall system for a family with an outdoor pool in Brunswick, Maine. The sliding aluminum and glass structure can be extended out over the pool in inclement weather or completely open to enjoy sunny days. The flexible architectural system lets the owners not only enjoy their large pool and hot tub in cooler weather, but the glass enclosure allows for beautiful views through the trees leading out to Casco Bay. The large glass panels also flood the interior with natural light , making a dip in the covered pool in cold weather all that much sweeter. Related: Sliding Walls Transform This Tokyo House Into an Office The retractable pool enclosure’s black frame gives the structure a clean, minimalist feel that keeps the focus on the stunning natural surroundings. The pool’s Evolution Freestanding system is referred to as “ modern architecture in motion” by the company thanks to its dynamic ability to create a multi-functional cover for the homeowners. + Libart

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Bill McKibben on how to protect the earth from a Trumpocalypse

February 2, 2017 by  
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed in the face of President Donald Trump’s overtures to ignore climate science, resuscitate oil pipelines , and in general undo all of the environmental progress we have made so far, you’re not alone. But you can take action, and renowned climate activist and author Bill McKibben is here to tell you how. Bill McKibben knows a thing or two about activism. His landmark book The End of Nature came out in 1989 under Republican president Ronald Reagan. Since then he has penned several more books and been active in environmental fights under presidents from both major political parties. He’s protested the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House, for which he was arrested. And he helped bring attention to ExxonMobil’s deliberate suppression of climate change information , to name just a few of his global actions. Related: 8 ways to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Reservation But, if you’re not Bill McKibben, activism under Donald Trump’s administration can be intimidating. When asked how he feels about people who are discouraged, McKibben told Inhabitat, “Me too. But people have faced big challenges before. And if Trumpism goes down, much will go down with it: climate denial, for instance. We don’t know whether Trump is going to be bad in a normal way or bad in an abnormal way. The first week makes it look like the latter. We don’t really know how to fight an authoritarian oaf, but we’re going to have to figure it out.” McKibben recommends getting involved with organizations fighting the good fight, including the organization he helped found, 350.org . “Find a local group connected to the big national and global fight: 350.org, Sierra Club , or your local environmental justice group,” he said. “That way you can work at every level, from projects nearby to big international fights. If DC is closed to us, we need to open new fronts.” McKibben imagines pipeline fights under Trump, for example, will still require a similar mix of mobilization and litigation as they did under President Obama. But he emphasizes there’s strength in numbers in the dawning resistance. “In the end, if there’s a big enough movement in enough places it’s harder for them to do their dirty work. Their currency is currency. Ours is passion, spirit, creativity – and bodies!” He also said it’s important to stand up for other issues too. “I’d make sure you’re also working with other causes and groups – immigrants facing deportation, for instance,” he said. “Solidarity has never been more important.” + Bill McKibben + 350.org Images via Lorie Shaull on Flickr ( 1 , 2 ), Mark Klotz on Flickr , Takver on Flickr , Fabrice Florin on Flickr , and Wikimedia Commons ( 1 , 2 )

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Leonardo DiCaprio pledges abstinence until the world quits fossil fuels

April 1, 2016 by  
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Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio may be sad to learn he has pledged abstinence until we end our collective addiction to fossil fuels . Widely celebrated for his environmental activism, the Oscar-winning actor cited widespread apathy despite unprecedented concentrations of atmospheric carbon emissions as the reason behind this drastic move. He said, “by abstaining from sexual intercourse, which – don’t get me wrong – is something I enjoy very much, I am sending the message that sometimes we have to make enormous personal sacrifices for the sake of the greater good.” Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio pledges abstinence until the world quits fossil fuels

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Demolition company tears down wrong home after Google Maps error

April 1, 2016 by  
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After a tornado damaged their duplex, owners Lindsay Diaz and Alan Cutter were starting to rebuild until a demolition company destroyed their Rowlett, Texas home on accident. The company said Google Maps directed them to the wrong address; they were supposed to tear down a home just one block away. Read the rest of Demolition company tears down wrong home after Google Maps error

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Beautiful Våler church in Norway pays homage to a 19th century church that burned down

April 1, 2016 by  
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Second environmental activist murdered in Honduras; government detains surviving, injured activist

March 28, 2016 by  
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Environmental activists in Honduras continue to be threatened and murdered following the assassination  of environmental activist Berta Cáceres  earlier this month. Gustavo Castro, an activist staying at Cáceres home, witnessed her murder and was shot twice during the attack. Now, he is being detained by Honduran authorities. Nelson García, a fellow member of the organization COPINH , was killed 13 days after Cáceres’ death. Read the rest of Second environmental activist murdered in Honduras; government detains surviving, injured activist

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Supersonic jet will travel from New York to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde

March 28, 2016 by  
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What if you could travel from New York to London in just over three hours? Colorado startup company Boom is designing a supersonic jet to make that vision a reality, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has optioned 10 planes and will help test them. Read the rest of Supersonic jet will travel from New York to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

January 8, 2015 by  
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Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo . A recent federal district court case pitted his proposed “ Over the River ” project against the activist group ROAR (Rags Over the Arkansas River ). The $50 million installation would temporarily suspend 5.9 miles of translucent silver fabric panels along a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado, much of which is federally-protected habitat for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles. Read the rest of Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , bighorn sheep , christo , conservation , eco design , eco-art , ecological damage , environmental activists , environmental art , green art , ROAR , wildlife protection

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Thousands hit the streets of Lima to protest climate change during UN conference

December 11, 2014 by  
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In a massive show of solidarity towards solutions for climate change, thousands of people from all walks of life paraded through the streets of Lima , Peru on Wednesday, as world leaders talk at United Nations Lima Climate Change Conference . The Guardian reports that while the conference is taking place behind closed doors, the people marching in the streets added a human face to the struggle for climate justice. They also represented a broad cross-section of humanity, including indigenous peoples from all over South America, trade unionists, students and women’s groups. Read the rest of Thousands hit the streets of Lima to protest climate change during UN conference Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activist , change , climate , conference , lima , march , nations , peru , protest , streets , summit , united

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