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Puppy Mills and 101 Damnations

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By Wayne Pacelle In January, an inspector from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found a four-week-old shih tzu puppy lying dead — frozen solid — in the outdoor portion of an enclosure of a puppy mill in Stover, Missouri — the state with the notorious distinction of being the hub of the puppy mill industry. […]

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Finally, 'Cosmos' Takes on Climate Change

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By James Gerken This story originally appeared in Mother Jones, and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you’ve been reading my semi–regular dispatches about the Fox and National Geographic series Cosmos—far and away the most rational show on television—then you know that for some time, I’ve been not-so-subtly predicting that […]

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The Meteoric Rise Of Carbon Dioxide In 1 Video

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By Nick Visser April set a carbon dioxide milestone by averaging 400 parts per million for the entire month. That’s uncharted territory over the course of human history, and a new data visualization makes clear just how high and fast it has risen. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

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Sarah McLachlan: 'I Change The Channel' When My ASPCA Commercials Come On

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By Kira Brekke Even Sarah McLachlan changes the channel when her notoriously gut-wrenching ASPCA commercials come on. The famed singer has lent her voice to numerous commercials sponsored by the American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals that feature sad-looking animals desperate for a home. The PSAs have taken on a life of […]

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Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

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By Kevin Jennings As Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, I have the distinct privilege of meeting extraordinary leaders and organizations on the frontlines for change. This past week, I spent time at Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park learning firsthand from park rangers and our grantees about their conservation work. The park is one of the […]