Puppies Being Cooked Alive in Eastern China

June 17, 2011 by  
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Photo via 7sur7 Every day in China, countless dogs are cooked and eaten — part of a culinary tradition that dates back thousands of years. Rarely, however, has the grim reality of the cruelties these animals face been so horrifically displayed. The image of a woman cooking a live puppy outside a public marketplace has struck a powerful chord among Chinese…

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2011 or 1899? Sexy Cyclist Deemed Traffic Distraction

June 16, 2011 by  
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Senate Votes to End Billions in Ethanol Subsidies

June 16, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Phil Roeder via Flickr /CC BY A measure that would remove roughly $6 billion in annual ethanol subsidies just passed the U.S.

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Palau Announces Mongolia-Sized Sanctuary for Marine Mammals

October 26, 2010 by  
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Photo via Alexgoodey The dugongs of Palau are one of the most endangered populations of the species, but thanks to the establishment of a new marine sanctuary, these animals along with whales and dolphins will be protected. The island nation declared over 230,000 square miles a marine mammal sanctuary — that’s a safe-zone roughly the size of Mongolia…

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Why Are American Houses So Big?

October 26, 2010 by  
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The Skinnyhome Over at the 100K House Blog , Nic Darling starts a discussion about the problems of marketing small houses, and the problem of “educating” buyers. He writes that buyers follow a series of steps: Step 1 -Price Step 2 – Location Step 3 – Square Footage Step 4 – Beds and Baths Etc. I used to share the concern, believing that there was an American obsession with price per square foot, the question of how we switch a mindset from price to value.

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NYC Water So Good, Battle to Replicate It Breaks Out in Florida

October 26, 2010 by  
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Image: Flickr via hellochris Why New Yorkers continue to drink bottled water is a mystery. Its quality has been praised all over the place, but that praise has just reached new heights: restaurants in Florida dueling over technology to replicate it. The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

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Weekday Vegetarian: Chanterelle Risotto

October 26, 2010 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter Unlike yesterdays post on Hen of the Woods mushrooms , chanterelles are a well known ingredient.

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What are These Animals Doing in the Water? (Slideshow)

August 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Telegraph Fish aren’t the only creatures that like spending time in the water: From the bovines of the Bahamas’ Pig Beach and the water-loving Turkish Van cat to swimming orangutans, see more mammals unexpectedly jumping into oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools for a dip.

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