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Massive wildfires in U.S. Northwest destroyed habitats, threaten wildlife

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A heavy toll may be exacted on elk, moose and other wildlife whose habitat has been destroyed by wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres (hectares) of forests and grasslands across the U.S. Northwest this summer, wildlife managers said on Thursday.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Mysterious Italian novelist Elena Ferrante is annoyed about speculation that’s she’s actually a man. A Catholic woman who’s had an abortion on what the Pope’s new order means to her. “Emotional labor isn’t a silly fluffy girl skill. It’s a life skill.” And more men need to practice it.  Some female Muslim superheroes to check out. “Beyond […]

Stratford Square Mall Bans Animal Exhibits After Hearing From PETA

A box of tasty elephant-shaped vegan chocolates is on its way to the Stratford Square Mall as a thank-you from PETA for its recent decision to ban circuses that... The post Stratford Square Mall Bans Animal Exhibits After Hearing From PETA appeared first on PETA.

Kid Ink Stars in New PETA Billboard Calling On Residents to Bring Dogs Indoors

Two new PETA billboards starring hip-hop star Kid Ink have risen over Interstate 95, along with a reminder that every dog deserves to be part of a loving family—and... The post Kid Ink Stars in New PETA Billboard Calling On Residents to Bring Dogs Indoors appeared first on PETA.

The Trouble With Tailings: Toxic Waste ‘Time Bombs’ Loom Large Over Alaska’s Salmon Rivers

There are a few unarguable truths about mine tailings, the pulverized rock, water and sludge left over from mineral extraction — mining is a messy business, the leftovers have to be dealt with forever and it’s impossible to guarantee...Show More Summary

Five-Year-Old’s Decision to Donate Stem Cells to Her Twin Brother With Cancer Saved His Life

In Illinois, a five-year-old girl made the selfless decision to give her twin brother her stem cells to help him fight an aggressive form of leukemia. In 2014, Bradley Godish was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, which is the second most common form of leukemia in children. His parents asked his twin sister, Charlotte, if […]

Anti-Marriage Equality Clerk Kim Davis Taken Into Custody

The contempt order comes on the heels of Davis’ continued refusal to comply with a district court order blocking her from implementing her “no marriage licenses” policy. Image: wochit News / YouTube The post Anti-Marriage Equality Clerk Kim Davis Taken Into Custody appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Egg producers caught conspiring to shut down a vegan mayo startup

The American Egg Board has been waging a stealthy -- and possible illegal -- campaign to get Just Mayo off grocery-store shelves.

Coast Guard closes part of Mississippi River after oil spill

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it closed part of the Mississippi River after oil was spilled in a collision between two tow boats near Paducah, Kentucky.

Archbishop of Guam: Gay ‘marriage’ compromisers are ‘answerable to the Supreme Judge’

‘We are living in dangerous times, under the law of man, where Catholics, and Christians alike, are commanded to forfeit our religious beliefs,’ he said.

Ohio’s annual abortions drop 25% since 2010: registers lowest year on record

The Ohio Department of Health released its annual report, 'Induced Abortions In Ohio,' yesterday.

Poetry Break: Warsan Shire’s “Home” and the refugee crisis

“You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”  This morning, Katherine wrote about Europe’s violent treatment of refugees and why American feminists should take note if it. I absolutely agree. So to take note, I’m starting off by sharing the writings of […]

'Hit the Wall' returns to the spark of the LGBT rights movement

The LGBT community has made immense progress in the fight for equality - as seen in the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage this year and the appointment of the White House's first openly transgender staff member last month...

Leon Gorman dies at 80; founder's grandson turned L.L. Bean into national retailer

Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who transformed a modest catalog company with a single store into a national retail presence with sales topping $1.5 billion, had died. He was 80.

Jorge Ramos is on the defensive over his role as journalist and immigrant advocate

After a testy encounter with Donald Trump at a press conference last week, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has found himself on the defensive, trying to explain how his self-proclaimed position as an advocate for immigration reform does not undercut his role as a journalist.

Our Criminal Justice System Failed Jamycheal Mitchell

A Prime Example of Why Criminal Justice Reform is Necessary, Now This blog originally appeared at the ACLU of Virigina. At 5:45 a.m. on August 19, jail officials discovered Jamycheal Mitchell’s dead body on the floor of his cell at Hampton...Show More Summary

6 Benefits of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s New Home

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has closed its doors in Willow, NY, and will re-open on September 5, 2015 in its new location in High Falls, NY. This move is exciting, and I’m happy to tell you why The post 6 Benefits of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s New Home appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Explosive news: Plants can fight back against TNT pollution - researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered why TNT is so toxic to plants and intend to use this knowledge to tackle the problem of cleaning up the many sites worldwide contaminated by the commonly used explosive.

India cancels foreign funding license of Greenpeace local unit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government has canceled a license that allowed Greenpeace International's Indian unit receive donations from abroad, the environmental group said on Thursday.

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