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Arizona judge rules all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from shelters

Arizona judge rules all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from shelters

A federal judge in Phoenix, Arizona just ruled that all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from animal shelters or non-profit organizations.

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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted annually, using cruel

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The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

A new study has revealed significant changes in air pollution levels in the Middle East, with economic crisis, humanitarian catastrophe, and war being contributing factors. High resolution satellites have

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Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqhF2JpZBVs While Los Angeles may appear to be turning its reservoirs into giant versions of childhood ball pits with the addition of 80-90 million plastic balls, they

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We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint Network has been

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The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population has been steadily on the rise and is projected to hit between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people by 2100. High fertility rates and the rising of the median age in each country are

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The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

NASA and other agencies are finding indications that an intense El Niño event may be heading to the west coasts of the North and South Americas soon. While this may sound dandy for drought-stricken areas

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Sign this petition to stop the sale of dyed baby chicks as toys

Sign this petition to stop the sale of dyed baby chicks as toys

Tourists on the Koh Lanta island of Thailand made a disturbing discovery while walking along the beach recently: baby chicks dyed bright colors, most of which were lumped into sealed plastic bags on a

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

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

This week, two individuals were charged with “conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” after allegedly freeing thousands of animals from the fur industry and causing property damage,

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There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house suspended from a

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project,

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How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

This year is on its way to being the hottest year on record, according to the newest data, and we are only halfway through 2015! So far, June was the hottest June in all the 136 years that we have been

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U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting down since 2010.

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Smashing car windows to save a dog’s life is now legal in Tennessee

Smashing car windows to save a dog’s life is now legal in Tennessee

Astonishingly, each new summer season brings with it stories of dogs trapped in hot cars by their owners, as well as tales of the heroic passers-by who save them. Luckily for Tennessee residents, they no

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The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is one of the most awe-inspiring manmade structures in the world. Paradoxically, people are noticing that it is showing signs of decay and collapse at the hand of its maker. The

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How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

A simple lunch with a homeless vet changed forever the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student UC, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a homeless man asked

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home at watch Netflix all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the idea behind a new

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New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in the United States:

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Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Sea hares can grow up to 30 inches long and 15 pounds heavy. If you were to pick one up, however, you might find that they ooze a purplish ink. This ooze may have fooled curious beachgoers into believing

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Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can fix yourself

Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can fix yourself

In the last few years smartphones have have become ubiquitous, connecting people worldwide and becoming an everyday, multipurpose tool. Yet, non-ethical sourcing of materials and worker exploitation in

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Ekklesia is a modern temple that revives ancient Greek public political discourse

Ekklesia is a modern temple that revives ancient Greek public political discourse

It is an installation made with cardboard tubes with a metallic appearance atop a mosaic made of 96,000 wooden pieces. During the Fallas festival in Valencia held every year the ultimate goal of these

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Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the savanna, the baobab tree is well-established in

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Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods

Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods

According to a report released by Budget Analyst Harvey Rose, between 950 and 1,960 units in San Francisco have been removed from the housing market by hosts like AirBnB and VRBO renting out entire units

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How sustainable is wood?

How sustainable is wood?

The human race has caused irreversible devastation this planet, but perhaps one of the most immediately visible is deforestation. Deforestation threatens countless animals and plants every year, both

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Taco Bell and Pizza Hut removing artificial ingredients, pledge to use real food

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut removing artificial ingredients, pledge to use real food

It’s hard to praise fast food companies for not using something like black pepper “flavor” instead of just plain old pepper, and yet, when such items have become ubiquitous in our food, it’s

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Udo Heimermann’s eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Udo Heimermann’s eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Clay design is a much-utilized medium in Heimermann’s buildings, touted to be a forgotten sustainable material which can provide warmth and insulation. Budget-friendly and energy-saving are also

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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, and the first California resident to receive a free 2.5 kW rooftop solar system. But he won't be the last. Thanks to legislation

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Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Originally from a left-wing family from La Paz, 'hermana Libertad' keeps herself busy with the hostel, giving offerings to the lake and teaching bioarchitecture as well as empowering local women in a

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Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

An old cockfighting arena received a makeover in Lima, Peru recently. 2.8x Architects have transformed the space so that one wouldn’t guess it had such a dark history. Lush, green foliage and beautiful

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