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Bunny Freshens Up Before His Birthday Celebrations Get Started

Beaver Farmer | UK

Wetlands are one of the world’s most valuable ecosystems; as well as providing a rich habitat for plants and animals, they also store carbon and help reduce floods by soaking up excess rain.<p>But around the world, vast swathes of them are being destroyed, and in England alone, 90 percent of wetlands …

California's New Pot Growers: Not at All Earth-Friendly

The Emerald Triangle in California used to be a hippie's paradise. Now, speculators are flooding the area, transforming cultivation and trashing treasured parkland.<p>On a warm summer afternoon three years ago, Scott Bauer was hiking near the redwoods in Northern California when he came upon a …

Surveilling the Birds

A tour of the longest continuously running bird banding station in the U.S.<p>An hour's drive east by southeast from Pittsburgh, hidden among the picturebook-perfect red barns, white fences, and green fields of the Lignonier Valley, lies an equally carefully maintained landscape of bird research -- a …

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Minimalism

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

Two years ago, in 2011, <i>90 percent</i> of Lego's consumers were boys. A tough statistic to swallow for those of us who grew up playing with Lego's gender-neutral buckets of bricks. But the statistic came straight from Lego, which was then focused on boys with franchised sets based on properties like <i>Star</i> …

Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System

When the State Department released its annual report on human trafficking Wednesday, we got a chilling reminder that even in 2013, slave labor is still embedded in the global food system.<p>As many as 27 million men, women and children are estimated to be trafficking victims at any given time, …

In a Global First, Global Data on Violence Against Women

The World Health Organization today released what it calls the first-ever global study into the prevalence of violence against women.<p>The results are bracing. According to WHO, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced some type of sexual violence, most of them at the hands of an intimate …

Dog birth control shots could limit populations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren't caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than …

Thousands of Bees Dead in Oregon Lot

Pulling Teeth

The Philippines sets a new bar for combatting global ivory crime.<p><b>On Friday the Philippines became the world's first non-African country to undertake the destruction of its national ivory stock. The government's action represents the first time an ivory-consuming country or an ivory-transit country</b> …