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FULL MOON Supermoon in PISCES August 29th 2015~

This is a beautiful spiritual Full Moon that calls us to connect with the deepest part of our Soul and to remember that there's more to life than …

Spirituality

A Police Dog Trainer’s Top 5 Rules

Adventure

Puppy With Skin Infection Rescued From Euthanization, Makes Stunning Recovery

This sweet pup named Kristy is now looking more like the beauty queen she was always destined to be, thanks to one rescue organization.<p>Vet Ranch, a nonprofit in Texas, rescued her just before she was scheduled to be euthanized at a kill shelter, at which point Kristy was in bad shape. She had …

Coal Is Dying and It's Never Coming Back

Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last …

Fossil Fuels

14 Companies Considered 'Best For The Environment'

<b>Seventh Generation</b>, the Burlington, VT maker of environmentally friendly laundry detergent, trash bags and diapers, takes its name from an Iroquois law that says, “In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Since it was founded in 1988 the …

Sustainability

Want More Wind And Solar Energy? Invest A Lot More In The Grid

Want to increase the use of green energy and reduce the level of harmful emissions? Invest heavily in the grid to both modernize and expand it, which will accomplish such aims while also building the US economy.<p>That’s the view of energy and utility experts assembled by Public Utilities Fortnightly …

Renewable Energy

In Court Fight, Two Women Aim To Force Oregon To Protect The Atmosphere

Climate Change was back in court last week. If corporations are people, maybe the atmosphere can dream of being protected by the government, too.<p>Oregon’s Lane County Circuit Court Judge Karsten Rasmussen heard oral argument in <i>Chernaik v. Brown</i>, a precedent-setting climate change case brought by …

New Mexico

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

Nature

31 Healthy Recipes That Require Zero Cooking

Making creative and healthy meals at home doesn’t have to mean slaving over a hot stove for hours—or even turning on the stove at all! With a handful …

Healthy Eating

Wrangler reaches big milestone in guide dog training, debuts 'puppy jacket'

TODAY's Puppy With a Purpose is making some serious strides!<p>Wrangler sported a new (and adorable) look Wednesday: a new "puppy jacket," which is a big milestone in his progress toward becoming a guide dog.<p>Wrangler wore it well on the plaza Wednesday morning, right before he found a little used gum …

17 Year Old PitBull Abandoned And Needing A Home – Let’s Find Him One!

Advertisement<p>Dumped by his owners at the Animal Care and Control in New York City, Bucky is a 17-years-young pit bull who just wants a second chance …

Leadership Is All About Energy: Lessons From L.A. Pitbulls

Are pitbulls friendly or unfriendly? It depends. In fact, it depends on <i>you</i>. This actually brings up one of the most powerful leadership leadership lessons you could ever learn: You create your own reality within the world of relationships, whether we’re talking about people or dogs.<p>About a month …

Pets

Woman sues dog walker who lost pit bull after ‘flipping out’

The most hated dog walker in New York has finally been revealed.<p>The Manhattan man who allegedly “flipped out” last month and lost Sugar — a beloved …

After SDPD kills pit bull, 20,000 demand justice for beloved pet

The San Diego Police Department's shooting of a 6-year-old pit bull named Burberry in Pacific Beach early Sunday morning has thousands of people …

Can trophy hunting help with animal conservation?

The scariest thing about carnivores, even wolves, is that they are under threat. Carnivores – especially the apex predators, such as the big cats – bring huge benefits to an ecosystem, affecting species from beetles to bears. They are ecosystem engineers, policing the balance of biodiversity.<p>Human …

Wildlife

How a rising of the ocean waters may flood most of our port cities within the foreseeable future — and why it will be followed by the growth of a vast glacier which may eventually cover much of Europe and North America. THIS is the story of two scientists, who started five years ago — with a single radiocarbon clue from the ocean bottom and a wild hunch — to track down one of the earth’s great unsolved mysteries: What caused the ancient ice ages? Their search led over many continents and seas, to drowned rivers and abandoned mountain caves, into far-removed branches …

<i>How a rising of the ocean waters may flood most of our port cities within the foreseeable future — and why it will be followed by the growth of a</i> …

The World's Only Retirement Home for Cats

There's a place in the UK to which the letters OAP are of utmost importance. The acronym, which to them stands for Old Age Pussycats, is their …

Time-Lapse Video: Cats Lying in a Moving Sunbeam

The approximately 8 cats that live in the house love to sunbathe. There's only a narrow strip of sunlight available on the floor. During the day, the …

Every Day, These Elderly Chinese Women Wake Up At 4AM To Feed 1,300 Stray Dogs

For the past six years, a group of five elderly women in China’s central Shaanxi Province have been looking after over 1,300 stray dogs at their very …

The Girl Who Gets Gifts from Crows

(Photo: Lisa Mann/BBC)<p>Blogger David Thompson calls her "an eight-year old queen of the crows." So far, Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington is using her …

Cat Patrols House Via Dump Truck

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>Cats cruisin' around the house in remote-controlled dump trucks: because <b>Roombas</b> are <i>so</i> 2013. Via Tastefully Offensive

Dog and Tortoise Are Best Friends Forever

(Photo: Cynthia Jones)<p>Dolly is a Pit Bull. Sheldon is a Sulcata Tortoise. Cynthia Jones and her husband Ray <b>adopted both of them into their growing</b> …

Hanging With JoeJoe the Capybara

When we last checked in with JoeJoe the Capybara, he was <b>wolfing down popsicles and cavorting with puppies</b>. Naturally. When you've got the …

Baby Weasel Takes A Magical Ride On Woodpecker’s Back

Though this looks like it could be a fantastic animal rendition of Jasmine’s magic carpet ride from Disney’s classic Aladdin, the photo is real and …

Giant Dog vs. Tiny Kitten

The huge St. Bernard dog wants to rest. But little kitty wants to play!<p>Eventually, at the 1:10 mark, the dog puts his foot down. He's says that he's …

Meet Hulk, the biggest puppy you'll probably ever see

He may be only 18 months old, but this puppy is already double the size he's supposed to be.<p>Meet Hulk, a 175 lb pit bull owned by Marlon and Lisa …

If You Ever See Your Dog Or Cat Do This, Go To The Vet Immediately. It Can Probably Save Their Life.

As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to be knowledgable about the warning signs that indicate that our furry friends may be in danger. But some …

Cuteness Break: The Genial Quokka Steals Scenes And Hearts

We'll get back to the day's serious news soon — but for now, we wanted to be sure you're aware of the insanely cute quokka, a small furry animal that in recent months has become a favorite photo partner in Australia.<p>The quokka had a flurry of fame in 2013, when it was called "the happiest animal in …

Western Australia