Activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as “terrorists”

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This week, two individuals arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were charged with “conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” after allegedly freeing thousands of animals from fur farms. Effectively labeled as “terrorists,” Joseph Buddenburg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28 could face up to 10 years in prison.

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Urine-deflecting walls in San Francisco will make you think twice about Number One

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Ah, urination. One of life’s simple pleasures, enhanced when performed in an outdoor setting. Though public peeing is best is done in natural spaces with some privacy, city folk sometimes just gotta go too. Innocent walls or sidewalks are often the victims of such crimes of urine, but San Francisco is doing something about it. Nine SF city walls have been painted with an anti-urine agent, which deflects the stream back onto the streamer.

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Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

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Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic’s Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which made it impossible for her to breed naturally, and a ruptured cyst led to her demise. In December 2014, the world’s Northern white rhino population dropped from six to five after the 44-year-old male named Angalifu died at the San Diego Zoo. With Nabire’s passing, there are now just four of the rhinos left on earth – three females and one male. Because none of the females are capable of carrying babies, there is a ticking clock on the survival of this subspecies.

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

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Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose populist message has been drawing big crowds across the country, is gaining on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. On Sunday, the Clinton campaign announced her plan to combat climate change. The following day, in an email to supporters, Sanders laid out the problem and solution. Sanders put the climate crisis in stark terms: “The scientific community is virtually unanimous in telling us that climate change is real, is caused by human activity, and is already bringing catastrophic damage to our planet. Yet, the Republican Party is prepared to reject science in order to gain campaign contributions from the Koch brothers, Big Energy companies and others who make billions on fossil fuels. If we do not act boldly on climate change, the planet we leave to our grandchildren may be uninhabitable.”

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in August

by , 07/29/15
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Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter with a huge new Citi Bike expansion, which is set to begin in August. The popular bike share program is set to hit even more neighborhoods, bringing blue bike stations to Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The 139 additional stations will feature new and improved software and hardware and should roll out just in time to facilitate some late summer biking adventures.

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Escape Traveler is a tiny luxury cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

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SunPort lets you support solar power anytime, anywhere, without the need for solar panels

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Modular parasitic pods could help shelter London's many "rough sleepers"

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Since 2010, the number of homeless people “sleeping rough” on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, an architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response to this humanitarian travesty, he conceived a conceptual parasitic pod to help provide temporary shelter. The winning design of the 6th Space for New Visions design competition, which called for comfortable, functional, naturally-lit spaces with a low environmental impact, “Homes for the Homeless” demonstrates how FAKRO products can be used to create detachable pods that not only attach to existing buildings, but also blend in.

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This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

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Dolphins are struggling to reproduce thanks to chemical pollution

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Dolphins are having trouble reproducing according to a new study, and it’s because of industrial chemical pollution. Polychlorinated biphenyls or PCB’s, which can last in an animal’s body for a lifetime because they are stored in fat, were commonly used in industrial equipment and paint over the past few decades. As the chemicals were released into waterways, they worked their way into dolphin’s bodies, and are now threatening future generations of harbor porpoises, since the chemicals can be passed down from the mother to offspring.

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

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Cecil the lion's killer identified as American dentist Walter Palmer

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Cecil was one of Hwangwe National Park’s favorite animal residents, but the 13-year old lion was recently slaughtered by hunters, and now his killer may face poaching charges. A dentist from Minnesota, Walter Palmer of River Bluff Dental, claims he paid $50,000 to kill the lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was reportedly lured from within the Park’s boundaries with bait, and then shot with a crossbow. Only 40 hours later, on July 1, did the hunters find the wounded lion to finish him off with a rifle. They then skinned and decapitated him, according to the BBC, leaving his carcass undiscovered for several days.

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Brilliant rainbow mural unites a community in the drug capital of Mexico

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The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

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A team of students from the University of Stuttgart just designed, built and raced what could be the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world. During carefully monitored tests, the student-designed E0711-6 electric car successfully managed to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 1.779 seconds. The team is anxiously awaiting confirmation of a new record from the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Bird-shaped treehouse with a stunning view pops up in Japan’s woods

Bird-shaped treehouse with a stunning view pops up in Japan’s woods

The nine-meter-tall treehouse comprises two main components: the two-piece angled painted roof that forms the bird’s body, and the unpainted wooden staircase arranged to look like the…

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

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A bubble greenhouse sounds just like the kind of thing one would put in a preschool to grow bubbles or use as a bouncy house or some such thing. Instead, researchers are looking to…

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SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler's electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler's electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the…

What do we have here? Yesterday on my way to the office I pulled up next to two heavily camouflaged prototypes of Chrysler’s all-new Town & Country minivan, which is expected to…

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Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by…

Snoozebox’s new beautiful interiors carry all the comforts of home, from the furniture to the color palette. All rooms are ensuite, have an upholstered sofa, an elegant desk and…

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Bangladesh's abundant tiger population has collapsed to just 100

Bangladesh's abundant tiger population has collapsed to just 100

In Bangladesh, a new census shows that tiger populations in the Sundarbans mangrove forest are more endangered than ever. The study, which used hidden cameras to track and record…

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