With the constant stream of horrible (although important) news stories out there right now, I would like to share a story about a small community of strangers coming together for a good cause.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
As our increasingly connected world has brought the once-remote Southern Ocean and Antarctica closer to human populations than ever before, the 50-million-year history of penguins and albatross has been brought to the precipice in a span of a mere quarter century.
I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.
I'm willing to grant that the turtles will probably survive the experience. But if it isn't cruel, it's certainly tasteless, in the non-culinary way. This is not the relationship we're supposed to have with living things. They are not here to be treated like some kind of moving furniture.
This guy. Next you're going to tell me it's not rad to leave no trace in your own apartment. Okay, whatever. Like clothes on the floor are so badass. You don't even know man. Quinoa salad is delicious.
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Hamilton, gets really excited when it's time to build a fire. He does his "fire dance" at the door in excitement.
Every 10 seconds, non-stop, for a couple months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures. Each month, the equivalent of 241,920 grenades will carpet-bomb the western Atlantic Ocean, minus any shrapnel.
Parisian photographer Francois Laxault isn't just taking photographs of birds; he's creating a still frame of a very peaceful moment. He tracks the birds who are active participants in a zen-like dance in the sky.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
I'd like to introduce myself and some of my family by showing you a visual tale of my sons exploring this child's paradise, my home.
To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day.
This summer when I could bear to look at it no more, I resolved to replace my bedroom carpet that had suffered uncomplaining years of mud from visitors and scratching from cats. I consulted a friend who had recently also shopped for carpeting.
Experiencing what the Czechs do every summer brought me closer to understanding them and their wonderful culture. I only went for two days but some Czechs spend weeks traveling from camp to camp along the river.
If it wasn't for personal experience I would have said the answer is no, but I once became friends with a wild male cat who showed me otherwise.
There is a deep infinite emptiness that accompanies the loss of a pet and member of the family. Many pets are viewed as 'furry children' and losing them at 10,12, even 14 years is a tragedy.