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Archive for ‘May, 2010’

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    An Oasis for Bears in Romania

    It's the largest refuge for bears in the world. Journalist Claudia Flisi gets a tour of Romania's LiBearty Sanctuary for orphans and other rescues.

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    At Sundance, a Triumph for "Unlocking the Cage"

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to a cheering ovation, the movie follows the work of attorney Steven M. Wise as he argues to a group of high court judges that a…

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    Mice with Human Brains

    The Ancient Greek Chimaera had the body of a goat with a lion’s head and a dragon's rear end. But why settle for mythology when you can make your own real-life chimera in the…

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    Spot the Clone!

    Hello again, viewers, and welcome back to America’s favorite quiz show: Spot the Clone! I’ll be your host as our contestants try to decide who the real clone is: the one with…

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    How We Moved from Denial to Anger

    The recognition is finally dawning on people that Planet Earth is in deep trouble. In terms of the well-known five stages of trying to cope with one’s impending demise, we…

    The Avatar Paradox

    The intimate glimpse into the pulsing center of the natural world that modern technology delivers to us is threatening the natural world as never before. By Ptolemy Tompkins For a…

    Part 3: Last Try

    May 17, 2010 I wanted to explore a possible volunteer opportunity at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS. I was greeted at…

    The Giving Tree

    Few people need convincing that trees are good. Their emotional and psychological value, though hard to define, is powerful and indisputable. Trees clean the air, provide protection from noise and wind, and impart a calming and peaceful aspect to the surrounding streetscape. Trees are not like mailboxes or benches or other site amenities; they are biological touchstones and quite literally living community participants. So if the street trees in your neighborhood or downtown aren’t looking so good, what to do?

    Why Me?

    By Jill Schensul The fish flew out the car window. The car never slowed down. The fish hit the road with a thwump, 10 yards ahead…

    The Slaves Fight Back

    British columnist Alexander Cockburn compares Tilikum the orca to Spartacus, and calls him “the slave whale who chose to fight back.” Tilikum attacked his trainer Dawn…

    Whazzup with WAZA?

    This post is in Part Two of our series on Dolphins and Us – their intelligence, culture and society, and why it’s time to bring an end to keeping them in captivity.

    A Whale of a Business

    This post is in Part Two of our series on Dolphins and Us – their intelligence, culture and society, and why it’s time to bring an end to keeping them in captivity.