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Dr. Laura Says Pit Bulls 'Should All Be Put Down,' Learns Dog Lovers Feel Otherwise

In a recent segment about how to avoid loneliness, sometimes shocking SiriusXM radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger suggested that all pit bulls should be killed — a diatribe that ended up biting her right in the behind. 514 more words

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Consume Less of This One Thing for Your 2015 Resolution

I used to always have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions. While I didn’t like the thought of “procrastinating” until the start of a new calendar year to make big (or small) promises of change to myself, I did often find myself waiting until January 1st to reflect on ways to improve my life and the lives of those around me. 842 more words

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Of Naturalists and Nature Amid the Richness of the Andes

“The more I see of the country, the more I want to, and I can see no end of, the species of butterflies when the whole country is well explored. 1,019 more words

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Endangered porbeagle sharks eaten in Belgium

This video from Canada is called Porbeagle Shark in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia.

Translated from Natuurpunt in Belgium:

Monday, December 22, 2014

The National Professional Federation of Fish Shopkeepers calls in its magazine for the fishing industry on its members not to sell the endangered…

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Scientists attack student exit plan

Home Secretary Theresa May’s plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.

from BBC News – Science & Environment http://ift.tt/1zcJxH5

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American Bird Conservancy update: Araripe Manakin Reserve

First-ever Reserves Established to Protect Brazil’s Araripe Manakin

The first-ever bird reserves have been created for the critically endangered Araripe Manakin, a six-inch bird only discovered in 1996 that numbers fewer than 800 individuals and survives in the smallest of areas – 11 square miles – in northeastern Brazil. 1,953 more words

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The Pain of the World; My Contribution.

I write this on the plane, after watching the news over the shoulder of a passenger in front of me, images of the murder of 2 policemen flashing across the screen, photos of the accused alternating in between. 893 more words

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