未分类

The Scary Reason Animal Shelters Get So Busy On The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is a day of festive celebrations, but it can take a frightening turn for pet owners.
Fireworks and other loud noises can spook animals and cause them to run away, and big parties with lots of people going in and out can mean it’s easier for cats and dogs to get loose. That’s why multiple animal shelters around the country say July 4 and 5 are some of their busiest days of the year as they take in lots of found animals and deal with panicked owners searching for lost pets.
Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter research and development at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, noted that celebrations throughout the summer can be dangerous for pets.
“The summer months are a busy time for shelters, as many pets are at an increased risk of escape during holiday c上海贵族宝贝交友 上海贵族宝贝论坛elebrations because of the crowds, loud noises, and open doors and windows,” she told HuffPost in an email. “The most important thing you can do f[……]

Read more

未分类

Woman Finds Tiny Frog In Salad, Adopts It As Pet

Call it a ribbeting tale of friendship.
A woman in Southern California was about to eat an organic salad last Wednesday when she found a piece of protein she didn’t expect: A tiny frog.
“I’m halfway through my salad and as I’m going to stashlf1314 上海龙凤论坛b another bit, I see [the frog] peeking out from under the salad,” Garfinkel told InsideEdition.com. “I jumped back. I screamed, ‘There’s a frog in my salad!’”
The 37-year-old Garfinkel is a strict vegetarian with meat allergies. Not knowing if she had chomped on other amphibians by accident, she said ran to the bathroom where she threw up the other parts of the salad.
Meanwhile, her husband shouted from the dining room, “It’s still alive!” The Los Angeles Times reported.
After he rinsed the lemon-tahini vinaigrette off the tiny frog, her hubby started rubbing the frog’s belly and managed to rouse it from its stiff state.


KTLA TV

After the amazing resurr上海龙凤1314 龙凤论坛ection, the Garfinkels felt weird about[……]

Read more

未分类

More Than 900 Post-Hurricane Deaths In Puerto Rico Won't Be Physically Examined

More than 900 bodies have been authorized for cremation in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island on Sept. 20, the U.S. territory’s Department of Public Safety confirmed to HuffPost Saturday. Medical examiners overseeing the process do not appear to have conducted physical examinations of the bodies.
BuzzFeed News was the first to report on the staggering number of unexamined deaths, noting that because the bodies were burned, no one will ever know how many of those deaths were related to the hurricane.
In a statement sent to HuffPost by Puerto Rico’s Department of Public Safety, Secretary Héctor Pesquera said the Institute of Forensic Sciences ― an agency of Puerto Rico’s government in charge of certifying deaths related to the hurricane ― has authorized 911 cremations after reviewing medical records.
“The Institute of Forensic Science must, by law, authorize all of the cremations that are solicited by relatives of the deceased,” Pe[……]

Read more

未分类

Tribal Nations Protest Republican Plan To Drill In Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON — The Arctic coastal plain of northeastern Alaska serves as a  summer safe haven for the porcupine caribou herd. It is here that cows come to give birth, and it is where the herd forages and escapes predators. 
For thousands of years, the Gwich’in people, an indigenous tribe of northern Alaska and Canada, have relied on the caribou as a primary food source. But even when Gwich’in were facing starvation, they kept out of the herd’s calving grounds, tribal member Bernadette Demientieff told HuffPost at a rally Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol. 
The Gwich’in call the coastal plain — part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwnadaii Goodlit,” or “the sacred place where life begins.” And today they are fighting — once again — to keep oil and gas development out of this fragile landscape.
“Our voices need to be heard,” Demientieff told HuffPost, adding that the Gwich’in people think they’ve been ignored by Alaska’s all-[……]

Read more

未分类

Storm Strengthening To Hurricane Off Carolinas As Puerto Rico Faces Storm Beryl

上海龙凤贵族宝贝 上海龙凤网A third named Atlantic storm that formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, while Tropical Storm Beryl looked set to threaten Puerto Rico.
Tropical Storm Chris was about 160 miles (257 km) south of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina with top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 kph), the NHC said in an advisory. It was seen staying well off the U.S. coast.
“Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states into early next week,” the advisory said, adding that some of the resulting conditions could be life-threatening.
Tropical Storm Chris continues to become better organized. Air Force reconnaissance indicates max winds have increased to 50 mph. Chris is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday as it meanders off the NC coast the next 2 days, then accelerate to the nor[……]

Read more

未分类

Call Now: Verizon Wireless Sponsors Union-Busting Mountaintop Removal Rally?

Verizon Wireless needs to reconsider its “Friends and Family” feature–or, even better, it should withdraw its support for Massey’s Energy’s outrageously bogus “Friends of America” rally on Labor Day Weekend.
Do 87 million Verizon Wireless customers, stockholders, and its Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility department know that their company is a co-sponsor of next week’s climate-change-denying union-busting pro-mountaintop removal rally organized by Massey Energy in Logan, West Virginia? Here”s the link.
(And what about Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, another sponsor, “a top 200 trademark law firm”–look for your most surprising sponsor.)
Does the Environmental Defense Fund, which recognized Verizon’s Green Initiatives–to save energy, support solar and other renewable energy sources, and lower its greenhouse gas emissions–know that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring the featured speaker, Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to fo[……]

Read more

未分类

The No Impact Challenge: Just Say Yes!

Can you become rich just by changing the way you think? There’s an entire sub genre of self help books dedicated to this premise, the best known being The Secret. The problem with The Secret — well, OK, one problem with The Secret (there are others, but that’s a discussion for another day) — is that it promotes the fatally flawed equation that more stuff equals greater happiness.
What if the opposite is true? What if it turns out that true fulfillment comes from having less stuff, simplifying our lives, trading money spent badly for time spent well? That’s the premise of the No Impact Project, the non-profit foundation that grew out of Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man blog and book.
Admittedly, I’m closer to this project than most folks, both literally and figuratively; I live around the corner from Colin and share his passion for environmental issues. Like Colin, I believe we’d benefit from living a less fossil-fuelish way of life, whether by adopting alternati[……]

Read more

未分类

Copenhagen Climate Talks Still Retains Hope

The much-talked about United Nations Climate Change Conference opened this Monday to the tune of 15,000 negotiators, activists, and journalists. Taking place in Copenhagen, where the weather is gloomy but the 爱上海论坛官网 爱上海论坛官网mood still hopeful, COP15 – as the climate change conference is officially known – has been billed as the most important conference of its kind to date.
During the opening plenary, held in a room of delegates representing 192 countries, the Danish environment minister and head of COP15, Connie Hedegaard, urged countries towards an agreement on the political disciplines that will guide further negotiations towards a legally binding text meant to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, the only existing environment treaty in town.
It is widely accepted that the Copenhagen summit will have to accomplish the following so as to be deemed a success: an agreement for ambitious emissions reductions by the developed countries, followed by a commitment by the developi[……]

Read more

未分类

Copenhagen's Finale: Politics Trump Science

At this stage, a treaty is not an opti上海千花网 龙凤论坛on. There are far too many questions to resolve. The next best thing is an agreement–what’s w上海桑拿论坛千花坊 爱上海龙凤idely referred to as a “political agreement”–that would set a solid stage for negotiating a more ambitious treaty within the next year. But such a pact would have to include some firm (or quasi-firm) provisions.