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Southwest Airlines Pulls Plug On SeaWorld Sponsorship
Blackfish Taking Its Toll On Animal Abuse

By Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel

Southwest Airlines, which has been under fire from animal rights activists over its marketing partnership with SeaWorld, is parting ways with the company after 26 years. The companies said in a joint statement. Thursday they both decided not to renew their contract “based on shifting priorities.” The contract expires…

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Recycled Wastewater Recycles Deadly Disease Into Entire Ecosystems
Toilet Water, Biosolids Are Pathways For Deadly Prion Pathogen

As the California drought meets the summer heat, Governor Jerry Brown wants more recycled water production. His administration has made $800 million available in loan financing for water agencies to treat wastewater. On the surface, this seems to be a resourceful idea for California and other parched regions. If we dig deeper, we see…

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Deforestation Taking A Heavy Toll On Borneo
Half Of Rainforest Destroyed

Borneo’s ecosystems are under siege. Massive deforestation is taking its toll on endangered species, endangered communities and our endangered planet.

Deforestation and global warming

Deforestation is a threat to millions of people and global security. Half of the forests on Borneo have been destroyed to make room for a variety of extractive industries.

The native forests of Borneo have been impacted…

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ABC News Breaks Bombshell About Pink Slime
Raises Issue Of Food Safety, Disclosure

After an  ABC News investigation detailing the use of  a cheap meat filler, finely textured lean beef, commonly called pink slime, which is in 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets, J. Patrick Boyle, president of the American Meat Institute, defended the practice as a way to safely use what otherwise would be wasted.

pink slime in meat

ABC News takes the…

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Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California

Editor’s Note: We censored out some of the misinformation associated with this story because we don’t want to perpetuate any of it. In my opinion, this is yet another example of mismanagement of prion disease in the United States and around the world. There is not such a thing as an isolated case. We are happy to consult with stakeholders concerned with truth and reform for the sake of food and…

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Arizona, New Mexico Residents Strongly Support Wolf Recovery
Citizens Want More Mexican Wolves

Vast majorities in both Arizona and New Mexico strongly support continued efforts to restore Mexican gray wolves to the American southwest, according to a new poll released by Defenders of Wildlife. The poll comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering new proposals that would hamper Mexican gray wolf recovery and scheduling regional hearings…

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Colorado’s Governor Appoints CWD Task Force
Disease Threatens People, Livestock

Gov. Bill Owens on Tuesday named a 10-member task force that will monitor efforts by the Division of Wildlife and the Department of Agriculture to contain Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been found in a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose in Colorado. When the disease strikes cattle, it’s called mad cow disease.

The task…

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EPA Holds Clean Energy Forum In Denver
Hickenlooper Skips Polarized Event

Anthony Delgado had a message Tuesday for Environmental Protection Agency officials as they consider enacting tough new emissions standards on coal-fired power plants: Don’t do it.

“They’re going to regulate us to the point where they’re going to close up the coal mines,” said Delgado, a coal miner from Craig. “In our community, that would close up the town.”

climate change and energy policy

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Rising Temperatures Ahead In Cities Around The Globe

Thermal Momentum Will Change Life In Many Cities If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles.

Rising Temperatures Ahead In Cities Around The Globe

Thermal Momentum Will Change Life In Many Cities If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles.

Patients In Surgery, Dentistry At Risk Of Disease Transmission
Deadly Prions Undetectable, Unstoppable

We can’t sterilize surgical equipment used on people who have prion disease. Prions are so resistant to sterilization that surgical instruments used on a person with CJD must be disposed because they are permanently contaminated. Hospitals have been sued successfully for exposing subsequent patients to deadly prions. In fact, a case unfolded in Scotland in…

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