Who Would Steal Spot? Pet Thefts Are On The Rise

August 16, 2011 by  
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photo via flickr /CC My beloved dog, Betsy, has been taken from me on three occasions. Twice ruffians took her when she was tied outside of a café; and a well-intentioned Whole Food’s staffer took her, thinking Betsy was abandoned outside her store. I was lucky enough to get her back each time, but the same cannot be said for other victims of pet theft, the rate of which is on the rise. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Meet the Machines Destroying Our Forests Faster Than Ever Before (Videos)

August 16, 2011 by  
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Modern technology is a wonderful thing, except when it’s not. That ol’ grump Karl Marx had a hunch that businesses would be forced to harness technology to stay competitive, resulting in machines that were more and more efficient and that required fewer and fewer human jobs to operate them. And he was right! (I better watch my back; I don’t think you can type ‘Karl Marx was right’ in any context in America without landing yourself on the terrorist watch list or getting your house burned down by Tea Partiers) Nowhere is this more evident than the timber industry. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that it took a team of lumberjacks to cut down trees with saws, by h… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Folgers Investors Demand a Plan for Adapting Coffee Business to Climate Change

August 16, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Pen Waggener / Creative Commons This guest post was written by Heather Coleman, Climate Policy Advisor for Oxfam America . When you think of Smucker’s , jelly and jams typically come to mind, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. The J.M. Smucker Company is actually a leading distributor of Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee brands (who knew?), with coffee accounting for 40% of the company’s net sales a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New York Composting Pilot Tops 172,000lbs of Scraps Collected

August 16, 2011 by  
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Image credit: GrowNYC Earlier today I posted about a composting “shuttle” service that collects food scraps in and around the Triangle area of North Carolina, and returns them to homeowners as finished compost. While the idea has undoubted appeal to those without the time, space or disposition to compost themselves, one commenter was concerned about the energy footprint of hauling food scraps. Given that bike-powered compo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Compost & Grow Food Indoors With "Parasite Farm" By Charlotte Dieckmann & Nils Ferber

August 16, 2011 by  
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Photos: Alexander Giesemann Indoor composting can seem like a daunting proposition if you’re an apartment dweller who’s short on space and time. Plus, with so many indoor systems out there, which one is the right one and how would it fit efficiently into your lifestyle and apartment layout? Envisioning a complete system of vermicomposting plus food-growing under the same roof, young German designers

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"World Sexiest" Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson In PETA Ad (Video))

August 7, 2011 by  
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PETA truly reached for the stars when it recruited the “World’s Sexiest Astrophysicist” for its new ad campaign. The director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and host and PBS’s “Nova ScienceNow” says that “kindness is a virtue” and that people need to show greater compassion to al… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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PETA Offers To Help Kansas Overcome Budget Deficit By Paying For Anti-Fishing Sign

December 4, 2010 by  
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Pisces the constellation. Image credit: Aspin, 1825, via University of Oklahoma “History of Science” exhibit Hoping for a way to sustain the world’s fisheries?

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Today on Planet 100: Shark Finning 101

July 23, 2010 by  
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Fish Have Feelings Too, You Know

March 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Georgia Aquarium A new book, Fish Feel Pain? , is hoping to dispel the notion that fish are somehow incapable of experiencing pain or unable to learn

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Casper the Commuting Cat: RIP

January 29, 2010 by  
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Image from the Baltimore Sun Some people say that the British treat their animals better than people. Apparently one out of every two families in the country has an animal

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