Biodegradable PawPods: a better way to bury your pet

June 26, 2017 by  
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Burying a beloved pet is never easy. But PawPods offers a thoughtful, biodegradable option for burying deceased animals with their bamboo and rice husk pods. Similar to eco burials for humans, PawPods allow pets to return to the earth with dignity. PawPods CEO Ben Riggan had a terrible experience after he had to put down a cherished dog. His pet was given back to him in what he called a glorified plastic bag, and Riggan said the experience bothered him and he couldn’t let go of it. He was determined to create an alternative so others wouldn’t have to experience what he did. On his website he said, “I decided to create a company to provide a better way for pets to come home, whether they will be buried or cremated.” Related: Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space The result was PawPods. These pet caskets are made of bamboo powder, corn starch, and rice husks, and will fully break down in three to five years. They’re sturdy – Riggan said he didn’t want to offer flimsy paper caskets like others on the market. PawPods are also designed to be painted and decorated so families can grieve through art, and have a therapeutic experience as they say goodbye. PawPods offers several different sizes, from a $9.99 fish pod to a $149.99 large pod designed for medium dogs or large cats . The products have a seeded wildflower leaf on them so a pet grave can be adorned with color in the spring. They also come with a sympathy card. The company also offers two $39.99 urns – a heart-shaped one and traditional one. The urns are designed to hold ashes and will biodegrade as the pods do or can be displayed. These come with a seeded sympathy card that can be buried in place of an urn if the family wishes. + PawPods Via TreeHugger Images via PawPods Facebook

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JFK Airport is opening a $65 million pet terminal

February 20, 2017 by  
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Traveling with pets just got a little bit easier for anyone passing through New York’s John F. Kennedy airport . The airport just gave us a first look at The ARK – a $65-million terminal for animals complete with a “Pet Oasis.” The facility will educate pet owners on any flight requirements before takeoff, provide food and water for flights, receive incoming pets and help board others on their outgoing flights, and even microchip animals who need it. Soon, the ARK plans to provide even more services. Phase 2, to be launched sometime in Q2 2017, will see the opening of the ARK Import-Export Center, with facilities for horses and an aviary. By summer, the terminal should be fully operational with a pet boarding facility, a grooming service, a veterinary clinic and a blood laboratory all open for business. Related: Man Tries to Smuggle Turtle Disguised as Hamburger Through Airport Security The ARK will be open 24-hours a day, and it will serve as a central resource for all airlines making stops at JFK. John J. Cuticelli, the CEO of ARK Development, said in a press release , “Transporting live cargo by plane can be a complex and arduous process for owners and animals alike. Our goal is to create a more efficient and safe process by reducing the need for additional travel and offering trained animal care staff immediately pre- and post-flight. The ARK provides a healthy and comfortable environment, and sets new international airport standards for comprehensive veterinary, kenneling and quarantine services.” + The ARK at JFK

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London is charging old, polluting vehicles a 10 fine to drive in the city

February 20, 2017 by  
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A new law will charge old, polluting cars a £10 fee to drive in central London. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said that the “T-charge” will help quell the massive amounts of pollution in the central city. The fee targets vehicles that don’t meet Euro 4 standards, and it is expected to affect about 10,000 vehicles every week. “It’s staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems,” Khan told The Guardian . “If we don’t make drastic changes now we won’t be protecting the health of our families in the future. That is why today, on the 14th anniversary of the start of the congestion charge, I’ve confirmed we are pressing ahead with the toughest emission standard of any major city, coming to our streets from 23 October.” Related: London breaks legal limits on air pollution in just five days in 2017 Most of the vehicles affected by the T-charge are petroleum-fueled cars and trucks made before 2006. The new law will kick into action on October 23, 2017 and the city is launching an online service that will tell Londoners if their vehicle is affected. The fee will be in addition to London’s Congestion Charge , and a £11.50 daily charge for driving any vehicle within a certain area of the city during specified times on weekdays. That means a potential cost of £21.50 to some drivers who want to bring their vehicles into the city. If this seems extreme, keep in mind that the Lambeth’s Brixton Road area broke annual air pollution limits over the course of just five days in January of 2017. Diesel vehicles are seen as the single biggest source of the city’s air pollution. Via The Guardian Images via David Holt , Flickr Creative Commons

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This modular cardboard cat house is the ultimate play space for kitty

April 12, 2016 by  
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Looking for a way to keep your cat occupied (a.k.a away from your couch arms)? Behold, the BOX KITTY , a modular transforming cat house that lets you design a castle for your cat. Made with a strong, chemical-free and recyclable cardboard , each segment attaches with removable tabs allowing for endless designs in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Great for crawling, hopping, and napping, this easy-to-construct play space gives kitty (or multiple kitties) a much needed place to exercise and call their own. We could see something like this being especially ‘purrrfect’ for anyone without access to outdoor space. The BOX KITTY is now crowd-funding on Indiegogo . + BOX KITTY

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Vet eats breakfast with rescue dog in her cage to rebuild her trust in humans

March 2, 2016 by  
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Heartwarming stories of rescue dogs bouncing back from times of misery and pain seem to be just as numerous as the pleas for help for the animals still needing help. One happy story from Georgia involves the rescue dog Graycie and her empathic vet, who climbed into her cage with her each morning to share breakfast with her so that she could begin rebuilding trust with her two-legged friends. Read the rest of Vet eats breakfast with rescue dog in her cage to rebuild her trust in humans

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British couple pays $100,000 for two clones of their beloved dead pet

February 2, 2016 by  
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Most pet owners understand the sense of pain and loss that comes with losing a beloved furry family member , particularly when death comes suddenly. Some might even bring home a new puppy to fill the void. But when Laura Jacques’ 8 year old boxer dog, Dylan, died of a sudden heart attack in June, she took things a step further: she and her partner hired a controversial South Korean biotech firm to create a clone . Read the rest of British couple pays $100,000 for two clones of their beloved dead pet

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New hoodie lets you wear your pet like a baby kangaroo

January 27, 2016 by  
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Large organic farm in Saudi Arabia switches to solar-powered irrigation

January 27, 2016 by  
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A major agricultural firm in Saudi Arabia has launched a new solar project to power its irrigation system . U.S.-based First Solar installed the solar array on a large organic farm owned by Al Watania , and the electricity generated from the array runs a number of pumps that supply water to the farm. The large-scale solar pilot program demonstrates the power of renewable energy with a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions , and may help spur the solar industry’s growth in the country. Read the rest of Large organic farm in Saudi Arabia switches to solar-powered irrigation

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Vincent the disabled cat receives new titanium legs

December 8, 2015 by  
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In a experimental procedure, a 3-year-old cat named Vincent has been fitted with rare, high-tech titanium prosthetics that attach directly to the bone of his injured limbs. Found abandoned as a kitten with injured back legs, he was immediately adopted by an employee of the Story County Animal Shelter and put on a physical therapy program to help him learn to walk on the stumps of his hind legs. Unfortunately, as he grew, his weight began to put too much pressure on the area, causing him painful sores. That was when his doctor decided to try an innovative new surgery to help Vincent walk like a normal cat. Read the rest of Vincent the disabled cat receives new titanium legs

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Green Your Pet: 6 Simple Steps To Detox Fido & Felix

September 10, 2015 by  
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Think your pet(s) isn’t being affected by toxic chemicals in your home? Think again. What if I told you that dogs and cats are polluted with higher levels of some of the same synthetic industrial chemicals found in people? The most comprehensive…

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