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Animal Hoarding In Santa Ana: 23 Cats, 8 Kids Found In Urine-Soaked Home (VIDEO)

Kathleen Miles | October 3, 2012 | Los Angeles
Officials essentially walked into a zoo of a home in Southern California Tuesday. Responding to a complaint about a foul smell, Animal Control arrived to a Santa Ana home covered in urine and feces that was home to 23 cats, eight kids, one dog and an African grey...

Larry Ellison To Make His Hawaiian Island A 'Little Laboratory'

Dino Grandoni | December 2, 2012 | Technology
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison envisions his recently acquired Hawaiian island becoming a "little laboratory" for experimenting with more environmentally sound ways to live. Ellison's ambitions include converting sea water into fresh water on the 141-square-mile island of Lanai. He also wants to see more electric cars...

Ben & Jerry's Occupy Wall Street Love Affair Turning Cold

Alice Hines | October 3, 2012 | Business
It began with a dream of democracy and free ice cream -- and ended with an ugly battle over a Ford Econoline van. Occupy Wall Street may be losing its only semblance of a corporate ally, Ben & Jerry's. Ben Cohen, a liberal activist and co-founder of the ice cream...

Humane Society's Litigation Arm Walks Tightrope Between Radicalism, Complaisance

Joe Satran | October 3, 2012 | Green
On Tuesday morning, Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, announced that he was pursuing a seat on the corporate board of meat giant Tyson Foods. A few hours later, the animal rights group announced that Iowa CCI -- a group representing independent pork farmers...

Ralls Corp Sues Obama For Blocking Wind Farm Projects

James Gerken | December 2, 2012 | Green
By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small Chinese firm has sued President Barack Obama for squashing its bid to build wind farms close to a naval training site, but experts say the suit is long shot for a firm that greatly underestimated U.S. suspicions about Chinese intentions. Ralls Corp,...

LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Repealed By City Council Vote

Kathleen Miles | October 2, 2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The Council voted in July to ban marijuana dispensaries across the city. Medical marijuana advocates, furious, successfully suspended the ban in August before it went into place by delivering 50,000...

'Stoner Dogs:' Colorado Veterinarians Say Marijuana Use Is On The Rise Among Dogs

Matt Ferner | October 2, 2012 | Denver
Attention stoners: keep your weed away from your dogs. While the 1ac.1._YLbUbInor8" target="_hplink">"dogs high on weed" genre of uploaded YouTube videos is wildly popular, Colorado veterinarians are warning pet owners that, although most dogs survive, ingesting marijuana can be life-threatening to a dog, or at the very least, a...

Report: Can U.S. Carbon Emissions Keep Falling?

James Gerken | October 2, 2012 | Green
A Climate Central analysis of the American energy economy shows that the nearly 9 percent reduction in annual carbon emissions in the U.S. since 2005 is unlikely to continue in the years ahead without major departures from the ways energy is currently produced and used.

So-Called Medieval Warm Period Not So Warm After All

James Gerken | October 2, 2012 | Green
From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: The so-called Medieval Warm Period (MWP), a 400-year span from about 950 to 1220 A.D. when the Vikings colonized Greenland, was relatively balmy by the standards of the past 2,000 years, leading some to argue that the global warming we’re...

Manatee Riding May Mean Criminal Charges For Unidentified Florida Woman (PHOTO)

Hilary Hanson | October 4, 2012 | Weird News
More like mana-tease. Those friendly giants let you bum a ride, and then, before you know it, you're slapped with criminal charges. At least that's what might happen to one Florida woman, who was photographed by beachgoers as she caught a lift from a manatee in...

Stink Bugs Put BC On Alert After Crop-Munchers Appear In US

Jesse Ferreras | December 2, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
VICTORIA - The B.C. government is trying to raise a stink about a little bug that could wreak havoc on fruit and vegetable crops.The province is asking people to be on the lookout for the brown marmorated stink bug, which attacks tree fruits, berries, grapes, vegetables, corn and ornamental plants.The...

Dallas Earthquakes May Be Tied To Wastewater Disposal From Fracking Operations, Geophysicist Claims

James Gerken | October 2, 2012 | Green
By Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer: Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas over the weekend appear to be connected to the past disposal of wastewater from local hydraulic fracturing operations, a geophysicist who has studied earthquakes in the region says. Preliminary data...

B.C. Liberal MLA Reopens Debate On Offshore Oil Exploration

Zi-Ann Lum | December 2, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
Despite the debate already raging between B.C. and Alberta over the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, one backbench Liberal MLA wants to start a dialogue about offshore drilling in B.C. Nechako Lakes Liberal MLA John Rustad recently posted a message on Facebook about the merits of oil exploration. "With the...

Defending The Marsh In New York City's Jamaica Bay

Inae Oh | October 2, 2012 | New York
Turn left or right anywhere in Broad Channel, and you'll be at the water in minutes, peering out at a green-and-aqua patchwork of smaller surrounding islands. It's predominantly marshland that you see, sweeping across Jamaica Bay in piles of spongy peat. Wedged between the gray runways of JFK Airport, the...

Fall Leaves May Stay Green Longer As Warming Climate Could Delay Color Change (VIDEO)

Sara Gates | July 28, 2014 | Green
We may have to wait a bit longer to see fall leaves turn beautiful hues of orange this year. Record temperatures in the U.S. this year could mean colors changing later, exaggerating a trend some are already starting to observe. Climate change -- particularly, warming temperatures...

Device Sends Message To Swiss Farmer When Cow Is In Heat

James Gerken | October 2, 2012 | Green
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ZOLLIKOFEN, Switzerland — When Christian Oesch was a boy on his family’s hog farm, cellphones were a thing of the future. Now, Mr. Oesch tends a herd of dairy cattle and carries a smartphone wherever he goes. Occasionally he gets an SMS from one of his cows.

Finland Plans To Phase Out Coal Use In Energy Production By 2025

Sara Gates | October 2, 2012 | Green
If all goes according to plan, Finland will become the first European country to stop using coal, with a goal to phase out the energy source by 2025. Currently, Finland imports all of its coal from nearby countries such as Russia and Poland. Annual import volumes...

Couples Seek Local-food Menus And On-farm Weddings

Katharine Lotze | October 2, 2012 | Weddings
Robert Pollock started hosting weddings at his Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa as a fluke. He bought a 1764 house on about 100 acres in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City, and one of the guys he hired to do work on the property needed a place for...

17 Actually Useful Pet Tricks (VIDEO)

Katla McGlynn | October 2, 2012 | Comedy
Not all pet tricks have to be stupid pet tricks. Some of them can be downright handy. We've already shown you how great dogs are at fetching beers for their owners, and now we've found 17 other actually useful pet tricks being demonstrated on YouTube. These pups...

Kamloops Bears Habituated In B.C. Interior Making Community Nervous

Andree Lau | December 2, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Conservation officers in British Columbia's southern Interior will capture and assess nine problem bears before making any decision on destroying the animals, says an inspector with the government agency.The bruins are believed to be members of two bear families and have been patrolling a section of brush...
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