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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Who Would Steal Spot? Pet Thefts Are On The Rise

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

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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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