MLK Would Have Been an Environmental Leader, Too

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and actions continue to resonate on the 90th anniversary of his birth. As the country honors the life and legacy of the iconic civil rights leader today, we are reminded that the social justice and the climate movements are deeply connected. … Read moreMLK Would Have Been an Environmental Leader, Too

Omega-3 for Dogs: What Are the Benefits of Omega-3 for Dogs?

You may already be familiar with the incredible omega-3 benefits for humans, but did you know that your four-legged furry friend may also get some major health boosts from these fatty acids? According to the American Kennel Club, benefits of omega-3 for dogs include: Improves the condition of both skin and coat Boosts energy and … Read moreOmega-3 for Dogs: What Are the Benefits of Omega-3 for Dogs?

This Man Adopted the World’s Most Interesting Kitten and Got a Best Friend for Life (PHOTOS)

This post was originally published on this site Poised in his green tent, Darwin the kitten had waited patiently for a human who could match his intellect and sense for adventure to take him home. Then one day, Imgur user TFRAIZ came into the picture. The post This Man Adopted the World’s Most Interesting Kitten … Read moreThis Man Adopted the World’s Most Interesting Kitten and Got a Best Friend for Life (PHOTOS)

World’s first WiFi homes supported by Amazon

This post was originally published on this site (NaturalHealth365) 5G wireless technology is coming –ready or not – as corporate giant Amazon partners with Lennar (the nation’s largest home builder) to offer homes with WiFi, according to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design specifications. The cloud-based Home Design system – which allows voice control of lighting, … Read moreWorld’s first WiFi homes supported by Amazon

A Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

By Jason Bittel Formidable predators stalk the forests between Panama and northern Argentina. They are sometimes heard but never seen. They are small but feisty and have even been documented trying to take down a tapir, which can top out at nearly 400 pounds. Chupacabras? No. Bush dogs. This wild canid is about the size … Read moreA Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

How Zoos are Distorting Our View of the Natural World

This post was originally published on this site By constructing a false habitat in which the animals can have some semblance of an environment like the one they’d have in the wild, and continuing to breed and populate these habitats, zoos have created a skewed image of what the natural world is meant to be … Read moreHow Zoos are Distorting Our View of the Natural World

Pentagon: Climate Change is Real and a ‘National Security Issue’

The Pentagon released a Congressionally mandated report (pdf) that warns flooding, drought and wildfires and other effects of climate change puts U.S. military bases at risk. The 22-page analysis states plainly: “The effects of a changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to Department of Defense (DoD or the Department) missions, operational … Read morePentagon: Climate Change is Real and a ‘National Security Issue’

Wall Before Country Takes Mounting Toll on Americans Everywhere

By Rhea Suh One month on, the longest and most senseless U.S. government shutdown in history is taking a grave and growing toll on the environment and public health. Food inspectors have been idled or are working without pay, increasing the risk we’ll get sick from eating produce, meat and poultry that isn’t properly checked. … Read moreWall Before Country Takes Mounting Toll on Americans Everywhere

Depressed, Abandoned Dog Stared at Shelter Wall for Days – Then Something Amazing Happened

This post was originally published on this site As humans, we also often forget that we are not the only ones to experience a period of grief when we lose a loved one. But, animals experience it, too. Hachiko the dog became famous for waiting at the train station for his guardian long after he passed away … Read moreDepressed, Abandoned Dog Stared at Shelter Wall for Days – Then Something Amazing Happened

Mastering Intermittent Fasting on a Plant-Based Diet

This post was originally published on this site Intermittent fasting, in conjunction with a balanced plant-based diet, has been proven to streamline and enhance the body’s functions, from increased energy to weight loss to mental clarity. The post Mastering Intermittent Fasting on a Plant-Based Diet appeared first on One Green Planet.

Southern Resident Orca Populations Are the Lowest in 30 Years, and Humans Are to Blame

This post was originally published on this site Southern Resident orcas have been classified as endangered since 2005, with a current population of just 75 being the lowest it has been in 30 years. Not a single Southern Resident calf has been born in the past three years. The post Southern Resident Orca Populations Are … Read moreSouthern Resident Orca Populations Are the Lowest in 30 Years, and Humans Are to Blame

Farmer Loans On Hold Until the Federal Government Re-Opens

Cornucopia’s Take: Many farmers have lost opportunities or remain uncertain as to how they will get needed loans for the upcoming growing season with USDA FSA offices closed during the shutdown. Secretary Perdue announced that offices will be open January 17, 18, and 22 to producers with existing loans only. Farm Country Stood by Trump. … Read moreFarmer Loans On Hold Until the Federal Government Re-Opens

World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing. EcoWatch has … Read moreWorld’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

USDA FSA Offices Open Temporarily During Shutdown on January 17, 18, and 22

Cornucopia’s Take: Producers with existing farm loans who need assistance or 1099s for taxes have three days to get help during the federal government shutdown. Share this story with farmers you know! USDA FSA offices temporarily reopen during government shutdown Feedstuffs.com Offices will be open Jan. 17, 18 and 22 to assist producers with existing … Read moreUSDA FSA Offices Open Temporarily During Shutdown on January 17, 18, and 22

CDC Finds Americans Aren’t Having Enough Babies to Replace Ourselves

This post was originally published on this site Concern is growing as recent statistics report that the birth rate has been declining for the past seven years. It is also at the lowest level it has been in thirty years. According to population data recently released by the CDC (the Centre for Disease Control and … Read moreCDC Finds Americans Aren’t Having Enough Babies to Replace Ourselves

A Record 589 Sea Turtles Killed By Florida’s Toxic Red Tide

Florida’s longest red tide in more than a decade has killed scores of the state’s most iconic marine animals. The current outbreak, which began in October 2017 off southwest Florida, has been tied to a record 589 sea turtle deaths and 213 manatee deaths, the Herald-Tribune reported, citing figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife … Read moreA Record 589 Sea Turtles Killed By Florida’s Toxic Red Tide

Wildlife Under Siege at the World’s Oldest Lake

By Marlene Cimons Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest lake. It’s at least 20 million years old, and roughly a mile deep at its lowest point. The Siberian lake contains holds more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined, what amounts to more than one-fifth of all the water found in … Read moreWildlife Under Siege at the World’s Oldest Lake

Organic Advocacy Groups File Legal Action to Prohibit Hydroponics from Organic

[Read the rulemaking petition to the USDA.] Healthy Soils are a Legal Requirement of Organic Production Soil-less “Organic” Systems are Misleading to Consumers, Undercut Farmers Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a new legal action demanding the Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibit hydroponic operations from the organic label. Hydroponic production systems—a catch-all term that applies to food production … Read moreOrganic Advocacy Groups File Legal Action to Prohibit Hydroponics from Organic

4 Inspiring Organizations Working to Rescue Exotic Birds

This post was originally published on this site Taking care of an exotic bird requires a lot of work and dedication, so when these beautiful feathered creatures find themselves in need of rescuing, these organizations are working to provide them with everything they need to live the long and happy life they deserve. The post … Read more4 Inspiring Organizations Working to Rescue Exotic Birds