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Canada sends more troops to tackle British Columbia wildfires

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Friday it will send another 225 troops to help fight wildfires in the western province of British Columbia, as hot, dry weather conditions resumed following a day of much-needed rain.

Four out of Five Americans Support Measures to Improve Chickens’ Welfare—but Does ‘Humane’ Meat Really Exist?

If you want the satisfaction of knowing that animals didn't suffer for the food on your plate, there's only one way to go: vegan. The post Four out of Five Americans Support Measures to Improve Chickens’ Welfare—but Does ‘Humane’ Meat Really Exist? appeared first on PETA.

I Don't Like This One Bit

Next week, the Trump administration will reportedly announce a unilateral travel ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea.Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate there, said the ban would be announced on 27 July to...Show More Summary

France Gives Its Highest Honor to Abortion Champion Simone Veil

Simone Veil, the woman credited with legalizing abortion in France, will be buried next to some of the greatest literary figures, scientists and philosophers in the world this summer. Veil, an abortion advocate and Holocaust survivor, died on June 30 at age 89. For her work advocating for the deaths of unborn babies, Veil’s body […]

U.S. stocks fall as GE shares drop and investors worry about Europe

U.S. stocks were falling Friday as General Electric stock dropped after the company's second-quarter report. Most other industries were also lower in mid-morning trading on Wall Street, including technology companies, which have soared during a 10-day winning streak. European stocks were sinking...

Rare discovery of 3 new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin

(University of Nevada, Reno) Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. 'We've found the toads in small, wet habitats surrounded...Show More Summary

Heatstroke and Neglect Killed This Pit Bull—but There’s Still Time to Save Others

A chained pit bull in Gatesville, North Carolina, died after being left in the heat. PETA is urging local authorities to protect other animals from similar neglect. The post Heatstroke and Neglect Killed This Pit Bull—but There’s Still Time to Save Others appeared first on PETA.

Poland ejects protesters from ancient forest despite EU calls to halt logging operation

WARSAW (Reuters) - Security guards in Poland's Bialowieza Forest have forcibly ejected protesters who sought to stop the felling of trees in one of Europe's last primeval woods, a project that has drawn the threat of a European Union lawsuit.

MMA rankings for July: Alistair Overeem moves up in the heavyweight division

The Times’ MMA rankings for July, as compiled by Todd Martin. Heavyweight 1. Stipe Miocic 2. Alistair Overeem 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Cain Velasquez 5. Junior Dos Santos 6. Ben Rothwell 7. Vitaly Minakov 8. Francis Ngannou 9. Mark Hunt 10. Derrick Lewis Alistair Overeem picked up a close and debatable...

3rd Palestinian killed in clashes in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Health Ministry says three Palestinians have died so far in the day's confrontations with Israeli forces over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine. The clashes are still underway. The ministry did not elaborate on the identity of the latest fatality or the circumstances...

David Daleiden Will Appeal $137,000 Fine for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Earlier this week, Judge William Orrick held David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress, and two of David’s criminal defense attorneys in civil contempt for violating a court order prohibiting the release of video footage related to NAF conferences and related meetings. The footage was posted to a private website in May. Judge Orrick’s contempt […]

NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central Pacific

Tropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellite took a look at the rainfall the weakening system was still generating as it moves toward Hawaii.

Is Syria really a 'climate war'? The links between drought, migration and conflict

The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You've probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global warming, caused "mass migration" within the country from rural to urban areas, which in turn contributed to the 2011 uprising which then escalated into civil conflict.

A Big Win for Transgender Kids in Minnesota

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant In a victory for transgender students and their families in the midwest, the Minnesota Department of Education advisory council voted yesterday to approve the “Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students” toolkit. Show More Summary

Why California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Was Such a Big Deal

After numerous attempts, a desperate plea from the governor, and some pot sweeteners to industry, legislators in California finally passed an extension of cap-and-trade to 2030. It’s a big deal. California is the world’s seventh-largest economy. Show More Summary

U.S. FERC issues Dominion Atlantic Coast natgas pipe report

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final environmental impact statement on Friday for Dominion Energy Inc's Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs - potential sources of sustainable, clean energy.

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