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Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Wildlife with 3 Comments
Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, fishermen on Japan’s Pacific coast kill more than 200 dolphins as their annual hunt begins. The dolphins are driven into shallow water in Taiji cove by fishermen using nets and boat engines, where fishermen in boats and some in wetsuits tie their tails to stop them escaping. A tarpaulin is then erected to stop cameras from filming the killing and the blood seeping into the sea.

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Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Written by on January 20, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Study findings show that the widespread use of the pyrethroid pesticide is causing worker bees to hatch at a smaller size and demonstrate ongoing retarded growth. The research, published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, reveals that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide, which is used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage, reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony.

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Something is Making Cattle Hooves Fall Off

Written by on January 16, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Something is Making Cattle Hooves Fall Off

Zilmax is a Merck drug that is given to cattle to “beef” them up; it debuted in the US in 2007. It is now suspected for causing cattle’s hooves to fall off – or as the spin goes: “limited mobility.”

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Designing Communities that Eat Local and Build in Healthy Eating

Written by on January 7, 2014 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Designing Communities that Eat Local and Build in Healthy Eating

Gino Campana, Kristin Kirkpatrick, and Tracy Wiedt join Thom Hartmann to discuss how to design communities that encourage healthy habits including eating local, farm-fresh food.

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Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits

Written by on January 7, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits

Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.

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