November’s Supermoon: The largest Moon since 1948

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Environment, Events, Nature, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A few months ago, I was driving home along the waterfront in the San Francisco Bay Area, and looked up to see a huge moon glistening over the water. The impressive sight happened to be a supermoon or a mega moon, which happens when a full moon is closest to Earth.

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Girl Power: Female Anti-poaching Unit Tackles Wildlife Poaching in Africa

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Illegal poaching in Africa has decimated wildlife such as rhino and elephant, which are targeted for their horns and tusks respectively. These items are smuggled to Asia, where they fetch high prices on the black market. Now a specially trained anti-poaching unit — the Black Mambas — comprised almost entirely of women, is taking the poachers head on, with remarkable success in the area in which they operate.

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Solitude And Slavery: Why Circus Elephant Abuse Must Stop

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories Headline|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Performing circus elephants have gone through years of abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear. But at what cost? The "tricks" these magnificent beasts perform are a result of the cruel, inhumane treatment they've received since the time of their abduction in the wild throughout their horrific journey as part of the circus trade.

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What If This Actually IS Your First Rodeo?

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Nature, Popular, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps you never had the time or the budget to ride a horse when you were young, or your athletic pursuits leaned in other directions. If you suddenly find yourself with the urge to climb in the saddle, rest assured that you are not alone.

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The Dark Side of Being a Horse in America

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Dark Side of Being a Horse in America: Horse Slaughter and the Politics of Change After a nearly 20-year career as a ballet dancer, I know what a beat-up body feels like. Cold weather, rain, extreme physical exertion, or even sleeping in the wrong position can spell misery for weeks. It seems like [...]

Grow Your Own Veggies, Make A Difference To Climate Change

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Home grown veggies, as it turns out, are not only healthy for you, but are also healthy for the planet. If you want to do your bit to combat climate change, you can start by growing some vegetables in your back yard. Better still, practice organic methods to be even more eco-friendly. This will [...]

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