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Why Coal Ain’t Cool: 7 Disadvantages of Coal You Need to Know

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Coal is a “fossil fuel” that we use as a major power source. Globally, we use over 8.7 million tons of coal per year, and that number is only growing. It’s evident that it’s an extremely vital part of the economy all around the world. However, with all good things come the bad. In this article, you’ll […]

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Last week, I gazed on a truly wild land… and saw art reflected back | Kenan Malik

Achmore is a nondescript hamlet on the A858 that cuts across the isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This is a gnarled, fractured landscape, swaddled in wind and rain, and built out of some of the oldest…

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Cities replace citation fees with school, pet supply donations

In many cities
around the country, getting a parking ticket is an opportunity to do good.
Police departments in cities from Anchorage Alaska, to Las Vegas to Woodstock
Virginia allow parking violators to pay for their tickets by donating school or
pet supplies to local schools or shelters. “Nobody likes to get a parking ticket. But if
you can pay it forward and give a donation of school supplies that will help
somebody, it kind of makes it less bad.” Said Las Vegas city spokesman,
Jace Radke. Vegas…

Oh, what a difference a doggie bath can make

If you’ve ever walked into an animal shelter or looked at rescue photos online, it’s sometimes hard to find the real dog underneath a mop of messy fur. Stray or abandoned pets rarely look their best when they’re trying to…

How many shelter animals are saved near you?

Last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were euthanized in the U.S., according to Best Friends Animal Society. That’s a national save rate of about 76.6%. With the motto, “Save them all,” the group is working to reach achieve no-kill…

New study in Science: Why humans in Africa fled to the mountains during the last ice age

(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) People in Ethiopia did not live in low valleys during the last ice age. Instead they lived high up in the inhospitable Bale Mountains where they had enough water, built tools out of obsidian and relied mainly on giant mole rats for nourishment. In the current issue of Science, an international team of researchers provides the first evidence that our African ancestors had already settled in the mountains during the Palaeolithic period, about 45,000 years ago.