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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If you eat seafood, you’re probably eating fleece microfibers

February 7, 2017 by  
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If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors (or simply like to feel warm and cozy throughout the day), you’re probably a fan of synthetic fleece jackets. But what you might not know is that every time one of these items runs through the wash, it releases thousands of microscopic plastic fibers into the water supply. These microfibers end up being eaten by fish and marine life – where they eventually end up back on our plates. A study last year from the University of California Santa Barbara , in collaboration with the clothing company Patagonia, shows that every time polyester fleece jackets are run through the wash without detergent, up to 2 grams of these fibers could be shed. It’s worse for top-load washing machines, which release seven times more fibers than the front-load variety. Unlike clothes dryers, which can capture loose fibers in lint traps, loose material in washing machines ends up simply being washed down the drain. Unfortunately, these microfibers are so small that wastewater treatment plants can’t filter them out. Instead, they end up being released into the environment, where they’re eaten by wildlife. Related:  Patagonia says synthetic fibers (including their own) are polluting the oceans Are these microscopic bits of plastic harmful when ingested? It’s not entirely clear. Some studies have show certain species can’t cope well with the microfibers: water fleas who inadvertently eat fleece fibers are more likely to die, and common crabs that have ingested the tiny bits of plastic eat less food overall. But further research is needed to show if humans who eat fleece-filled seafood suffer any ill effects. Unfortunately, short of avoiding fish altogether, it’s impossible to know whether you’re ingesting microfibers or not. For now, the only real solution is to either avoid washing your fleece when possible, or rig your washing machine with a filter to catch microfibers before they enter waterways. Sadly, that won’t do much unless everyone who wears synthetic fleece takes this advice to heart. Via NPR Images via Kelly and StockSnap  

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Belgian Fashion Line is 100 Percent Transparent

February 29, 2012 by  
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The monetary cost doing business in the fashion industry is one thing, but the environmental cost is quite another. Fashion has made a wasteful mark on the environment, from manufacturers letting dyes leak into the water supply to consumers…

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Worst of New Zealand Oil Spill Yet to Come as Ship Starts to Break Apart

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: Getty Images The ongoing oil spill off the coast of New Zealand began nearly two weeks ago, but it will get worse before it gets better, officials predict. Much worse. Since the Rena ran aground on a reef, oil has been steadily but slowly leaking into the ocean and reaching shore. But the ship’s position on the reef has become increasingly precarious, battered by high winds and 12 foot waves. The breakup of the ship and the spilling of another 1,000 tons of oil into the water are likely imminent, reported the New… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Blueberry Breakfast Bruschetta

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers. In fact, it is the litmus test for any new Italian restaurant I try. It might seem simple enough to make, but you really need to understand your produce to make a great bruschetta. That said, sometimes I cannot wait til dinner to get my fix. Enjoy this appetizer over brunch, with good friends and plenty of mimosas. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Talented 11-Year-Old Paints Birds, Raises Over $200,000 For Gulf Coast Relief Efforts (Slideshow)

April 26, 2011 by  
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Image: Olivia Bouler When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, killing 11 people and exposing the Gulf of Mexico to a leaking well that pumped 5,000 barrels of crude into the water every day, aspiring artist Olivia Bouler didn’t just wait for someone else to take action. The then-10-year-old from Islip, New York wrote a letter to the National Audubon Society , asking if her bird paintings — including this humming bi..

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Take a Look at How Deep the BP Spill’s Impact Goes With NRDC’s Interactive Graphic

April 22, 2011 by  
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As we all know, there’s more to the BP spill than meets the eye. The extent of the damage wasn’t just the thousands of birds that got oiled — it goes much deeper.

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Fraser’s Penguins Offers a ‘Blue Marble’ View of Climate Change (Book Review)

January 6, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Fen Montaigne In an age where information travels around the world in an instant—and moving people the same distance rarely takes more than a day—it’s easy to forget how foreign ideas of great scale and scope are to the human mind. While it’s easy for people to internalize and accept a concept like acid rain—specific emissions from factories in one place fall into the water downwind producing a measurable and nearly-immediate rise in acidity—it is much more difficult to grasp onto something like climate change, which is caused by actions around the world and has impacts measurable in decades,..

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Carbon Tax, Not Cap-and-Trade, Best Way to Combat Global Warming: Economist William Nordhaus

January 6, 2011 by  
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photo: Martha Soukup / Creative Commons By many accounts it may be politically a non-starter right now in the United States, but nevertheless implementing a carbon tax is the best way to rein in rising carbon emissions and combat climate change. That’s the word of Yale University economist William Nordhaus , writing in a new article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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Anti-Shark Finning Bill Passes Senate

December 21, 2010 by  
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Photo: sharktrust.org It’s a loophole that should have been closed long ago — but since it wasn’t, shark finning is still legal off the West Coast and in the Pacific. Shark finning , as you’re probably aware, is the practice of capturing a shark, slicing off its dorsal fin, and casting it back into the water, where it slowly bleeds to death

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