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Maryland Does Right By Pit Bulls, Says They Aren't Inherently Dangerous

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By Arin Greenwood Maryland law is finally catching up to science in finding that pit bulls are not inherently dangerous. On Thursday, the House of Delegates passed a bill that undoes Tracey v. Solesky, a controversial 2012 ruling under which pit bulls and pit bull mixes were declared to be “inherently dangerous” by Maryland’s highest […]

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Why The Decision To Raise My Son Vegetarian Was An Easy One

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By Anjali Joshi It’s been months since my last outing sans stroller, and I am delighted to be perusing a non-laminated, non-sticky menu at a “grown-up” restaurant. I skim through it quickly, looking for the small carrot image that will be printed near the entree I will be eating this evening. There’s one. It looks […]

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Green Energy Tourism

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By Kevin Richberg One of the best ways to get the public excited about Green Energy is inviting them to see how it’s done. This 3 Minute Postcard of Western Australia’s Albany Wind Farm illustrates the green successes in Australia’s push to combine green technologies with a green environment to be proud of. The Albany […]

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Chicago Has The Koch Brothers To Thank For Its Toxic Black Dust Problem

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By Joseph Erbentraut In what environmentalists in Chicago are calling a “shameful switcheroo,” it appears Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have had a change of heart when it comes to petcoke, the mostly-carbon and sulfur black dust that has been roiling the city’s Southeast Side since last fall. Though Emanuel vowed in February to crack […]

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Living Chupacabra Captured By Texas Couple?

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By David Moye A couple in Ratcliffe, Texas, has captured a creature that they believe may prove the existence of the mythical chupacabra. Jackie Stock says her husband, Bubba, found a strange-looking animal eating corn in a tree Sunday night and managed to contain it. When trying to identify the species, Stock noticed the animal’s […]

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The Lacey Act, Leading the Fight Against Illegal Logging

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By Jesse Prentice-Dunn From furniture to paper and pencils, wood products are a part of our everyday lives. Though wood products are now more than ever coming from sustainable sources, up to 30 percent of wood traded internationally has been harvested illegally. Not only does illegal logging damage the environment, it disrupts our climate, hurts […]

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California Offers Big Reward For Sea Otter Hunter

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By Lydia O’Connor A sea otter hunter is still on the loose six months authorities found three of the three of the adorable, threatened creatures shot and killed in Northern California. The male otters, one adult and two juveniles, were found with shots to the head and back around Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove […]

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Schools and Disasters: Prepare First, Then Remediate Fully

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By Claire L. Barnett After 9/11, New York City parents praised schools for safeguarding their children on the day of the World Trade Center terror attacks. Gratitude quickly turned to outrage when parents realized not a single federal, state, or city agency evaluated or tracked impacts on 3,000 children who returned to facilities filled with […]