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This Adorable Dog Sleeps and Plays In Some Really Interesting Positions (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 2:01 PM

If you think you have weird sleeping habits, you're not alone. Meet Phoenix: a one-and-a-half year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever who has been sleeping in the quirkiest positions since she was a puppy.

"For whatever reason, the breed seems to love sleeping this way. I...

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Gotham Greens Is Pushing The Scale Of Urban Agriculture With Their Tasty, Pesticide-Free Veggies

(8) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:29 PM

When you think of farming, New York City may be one of the last places that come to mind.

But Gotham Greens, an urban greenhouse business, is reversing that mindset and linking urban areas with agriculture. Co-founded in 2008 by Viraj Puri and Eric Haley with the goal of advancing...

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11 Wins For The Environment Since Last Year's Earth Day

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:02 AM

It often seems that environmental news is overwhelmingly negative -- think the recent North Carolina coal ash spill, the West Virginia chemical leak and the proposed dumping of dredged mining waste into the Greater Barrier Reef. That all sounds highly depressing, right?

On this...

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Marco Polo Shows The Incredible Bond That Pit Bulls Can Leave On Shelter Volunteers

(620) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Pit bulls can form incredible bonds with their owners, but it's not just families they positively impact.

Two former shelter volunteers from Animal Care & Control of New York City so deeply cared for Marco Polo -- a stray pit bull found in Queens and adopted a few...

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Snail Turns Flower Into An Umbrella, And Proves He's The Thriftiest Mollusk Out There (PHOTO)

(65) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Nobody likes to get rained on. This includes humans, this tree frog and especially this snail, even though some snails come out of their shells when it rains.

Vyacheslav Mischenko, a photographer from Ukraine, captured this stunning image in a forest near his...

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Celebrate National Dolphin Day With A Look At These Unique Dolphin Species (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:59 PM

Who doesn't love dolphins!? The chances are that you've owned at least one dolphin stuffed animal during your lifetime, or have been captivated by the dolphin show at your local aquarium. And since April 14 is National Dolphin Day, we're taking a moment to honor...

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Sky Vets Perform Incredible Rescue To Save Wild Lioness (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Warning: This video contains graphic images of a lion injured by a buffalo.

Whether you love wild animals or just enjoy stories with happy endings, this incredibly powerful and inspirational video is for you.

When officials in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya received a...

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America's Exotic Pet Obsession Is Out Of Control (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(118) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Nearly two-thirds of Americans own at least one cat or dog, and that's considered an accepted cultural practice. But exotic pet ownership is seen as much more controversial, and yet it's estimated that millions of these wild animals are in private possession in the U.S., according...

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Yes, The West Virginia Chemical Leak Is Still Causing Problems

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 4:20 PM

It's been three months since 10,000 gallons of the coal-washing chemical MCHM leaked into West Virginia's Elk River, and the disaster is far from resolved. Many residents still don't trust their water supply, and a proposed chemical spill bill has been weakened since its...

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Savvy Meerkats Decide Photographer Would Be A Better Lookout Post Than Portrait Taker

(10) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:24 PM

When wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family in the Makgadikgadi region in Botswanna, these cheeky fellows gave him much more than he bargained for.

Instead of fearing the towering mammal that Burrard-Lucas is, these tiny mammals welcomed him into their territory and even used...

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Massive Mediterranean Jellyfish Greets Snorkeler (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Take a second and meet the Mediterranean jellyfish, also dubbed the "fried egg" jelly for its striking resemblance to that sunny-side up egg you ate for breakfast today.

This snorkeler encountered one of these gentle giants off the coast of Italy last summer, and since the Mediterranean jelly's sting...

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Most Cable News Coverage Of Climate Change Isn't Exactly Accurate: Report

(771) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 2:54 PM

It is no secret that TV news coverage of climate change is far from perfect, even with outlets generally devoting very little time to the issue. And according to a new report released Monday, when cable news in particular does decide to cover climate change, it doesn't always...

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13 Epic Animal Migrations That Prove Just How Cool Mother Nature Is (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Every morning, we cram ourselves into subway trains or sit in traffic. Commuting may be a part of life for many of us, but our daily journeys are nowhere near as epic or graceful as most animal migrations.

Animals migrate for a variety of reasons -- such as to

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Willie Nelson's 'America The Beautiful' Takes Aim At Mountaintop Removal (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:20 PM

Award-winning country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is joining the fight against mountaintop removal -- a surface mining practice that involves clearing, blasting and processing mountaintops or ridge lines for coal.

This rendition of "America the Beautiful" from Nelson and the Natural Resources Defense Council begins like...

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Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

(19) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:23 AM

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.

The...

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'Cowboy Indian Alliance' Will Ride To D.C. For 'Reject And Protect' Keystone XL Protest

(12) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Another major anti-Keystone XL protest will hit Washington, D.C. in April, and it's bringing together two unlikely allies.

On April 22, the Cowboy Indian Alliance -- a group of of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities living along the proposed route of the Alberta to Nebraska oil pipeline...

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Anti-Keystone XL Message Lights Up State Department Building

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:50 PM

The U.S. Department of State opened a 30-day public comment period in February for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and they received a really clear message on the eve of the March 7 deadline.

On Thursday night, The Other 98% -- joined by

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Museum Exhibit Gives Perspective To Marine Debris Through Science And Art (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:28 PM

What's the strangest piece of trash you've ever found on the beach? Whether it was as small as a bottle cap or as random as a Pez dispenser, we've all stumbled upon this plastic garbage -- and probably overlooked it.

The Anchorage Museum is shedding light on marine plastics...

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Biologists Free Whale From Fishing Gear Off Georgia Coast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(76) Comments | Posted February 23, 2014 | 11:07 AM

A four-year-old North Atlantic right whale is doing much better now than he was a week ago.

On Monday, biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission partially freed whale No. 4057 of the 100-plus yards of lead-weighted rope he...

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WildLeaks Website Offers A Safe Place To Report Wildlife Crime

(3) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Several organizations have converged to combat wildlife and forest crime -- the fourth-largest transnational crime that's worth $17 billion annually -- but they need your help.

WildLeaks, is a place where everyday citizens can report poaching, wildlife trafficking and illegal logging. Citizens can submit photos,...

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