40 lifeless tiger cubs discovered in Thailand temple’s freezer

June 1, 2016 by  
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After officials began to remove tigers from Thailand’s Tiger Temple this week, they discovered 40 dead cubs in a freezer. The temple, marketed as a sanctuary, has been accused of animal abuse , wildlife trafficking , and breeding tigers illegally. Monks at the temple deny the accusations. Controversy has shrouded the temple for years. Visitors reported tigers seemed drugged, ex-workers said they weren’t fed properly, lived in concrete cages, and received beatings from so-called caretakers. Others suspected illegal breeding to sell tiger parts utilized in traditional medicines. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in 2007 there were 18 tigers at the temple, but by this year that number rose to 147. Wildlife groups have been working for the tigers’ release since 2001. Related: Tiger farming is cultivating a taste for luxury tiger products in China – and increasing poaching The BBC reports that Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) attempted to seize the tigers but multiple times the monks would not allow them to enter the temple. This current raid is successful because the DNP came armed with a court warrant. So far dozens of tigers have been rescued, but babies were found in the freezer. Police Colonel Bandith Meungsukhum told AFP that the find would lead to criminal charges. Officials were unsure how long the cubs had been frozen, but many appeared to have been alive for only one or two days. Reporters and wildlife officials noted other animal body parts and a dead boar in the freezer. The temple says several years ago a vet told them to keep the cubs, “probably” to silence accusations they were trafficking the cubs. According to a post on their Facebook page, the Tiger Temple said the DNP knew about the babies inside the freezer and had even entered the freezer a few times before. Deputy Director-General Adisorn Nuchdamrong told Reuters , “They must be of some value for the temple to keep them. But for what is beyond me…The temple has notified us when grown tigers die, but never the cubs.” Via the BBC Images via Xiquinho Silva on Flickr , screenshot , and Eli Duke on Flickr

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

April 28, 2015 by  
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Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of lemon-lime Kool-Aid to your dishwasher’s rinse cycle will get rid of stains and mineral deposits? This infographic has a ton of tricks and tips on how to clean and refresh your kitchen without the use of harmful chemical cleaners . Read on past the jump for the full image—your kitchen will thank you! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alka-Seltzer , baking soda , cleaning hacks , Consolidated Foodservice , freezer , fridge , infographic , kitchen cleaning hacks , kitchen cleaning infographic , Kool-Aid , refrigerator , salt , stove , Tang , vinegar

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Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras

April 28, 2015 by  
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Roatán Island lies around 35 miles off the coast of Honduras , and is home to a population of some 100,000 people—yet its outdated hospital has only 38 beds. According to Dr. Raymond Cherrington, a family physician at the hospital, this means that there are sometimes three patients in a single bed, creating a situation that is not only uncomfortable but hazardous as close proximity heightens the risk of infection. But, with support from non-profit Global Healing and architecture firm HKS , 27 environmental design students at Texas A&M have created seven proposals for a new, larger facility that is designed to suit the needs of doctors and patients alike, while addressing the particular needs of the Honduran climate. Read the rest of Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture student design , Design for Health , environmental design , global healing , hks architects , hks hospital , honduras hospital , humanitarian architecture , local materials , roatan island , roatan island hospital , sustianable materials , texas a&m

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The Fuccillo Bin Stores Compost Material Odor-Free in Your Freezer

September 23, 2010 by  
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At home composting would be so much easier if it didn’t generate all that stink. Good news – you can swat all those fruit flies away, assured that your food scraps can finally be turned into something sweet for the Earth without that stench. Designed by Fuccillo Studio , the Freezer Compost Bin is an odor-free way to compost in your kitchen.

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BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

September 23, 2010 by  
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If you’ve been holding off on purchasing an electric scooter, this may be the beauty that you’ve been waiting for. The Mini Scooter E by  BMW is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the  Mini Cooper, just unveiled today in London. Each of the E Series’ three scooter designs will feature the same circular instruments and speedometer found on the famed vehicle, and a lithium ion-power source.

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How can I use up/reuse snow?

December 21, 2009 by  
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Teehee, a bit of a silly one – the white stuff does have a tendency to bring out the excitable child in me but it’s kinda valid too… For the last few days, we’ve a few inches of snow – as much as most of the UK ever gets really but since I grew up on a largely snow-free warm coast, I’m making the most of what we’ve got. It is, of course, an excellent entertainment source – snowballs, snowmen… I’ve also been watching it fall with lovestruck eyes, crunching about on it outside with glee and *repeatedly* commenting on how wonderful everywhere looks. Many many hours of free entertainment.

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