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Brazilians Get Juicy Tax Breaks When They Adopt Animals, Plant Trees, or Hail Historic Roots

A slew of Brazilian cities are passing laws that offer tax deductions or exemptions for citizens who want to pitch in to restore the health and beauty of their communities. Whether by increasing tourism, restoring historic city centers, or boosting beautification by planting trees and maintaining their lawns, there are several ways residents of Goiânia, […]

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Oral traditions and volcanic eruptions in Australia

(Geological Society of America) In Australia, the onset of human occupation (about 65,000 years?) and dispersion across the continent are the subjects of intense debate and are critical to understanding global human migration routes. A lack of ceramic artifacts and permanent structures has resulted in a scarcity of dateable archaeological sites older than about 10,000 years.

Super Bowl champ celebrates by paying off adoption fees for more than 100 shelter dogs

When the Kansas City Chiefs won a game this season, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi would pay for a dog’s adoption fee at KC Pet Project, a local shelter. When the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl,…

The 'world's worst cat' just got adopted

You might think being labeled the “World’s Worst Cat” would be an obstacle to finding a forever home, but not any more Meet Perdita, a rescue cat described as “just a jerk” who likes “staring into your soul until you…

These special coats empower the homeless to turn their lives around

When you live on the street, a warm coat can save your life, especially during the bitter cold of winter. That’s why a Detroit nonprofit is offering homeless people a hefty utilitarian coat that not only provides warmth on freezing…

NestFlix: Decorah North, Decorah, Mississippi Flyway, Odds and Ends

We have your Nestflix! Eagles are getting busy, working on egg-cup foundations, and taking advantage of BOGO cornhusk specials at their local Nest Depots! We all wish Mom’s eye would get better but we’re relieved to see that she is…

Why Australia's surge of highly venomous spiders isn't as bad as it sounds

Rain has recently brought welcome relief to parts of Australia, at least temporarily shrinking historic bushfires that have raged across the continent for months. At the same time, however, the rain may have also brought something much less welcome to…

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Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires.