Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality

 In many places, taking photos with animals is a lucrative business, especially in areas with a lot of tourism. But, have you ever thought about how those animals end up in the “selfie-taking business” in the first place, or how high their quality of living could be? The people featured in the video are illegal loggers.Continue reading “Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality”

A Portrait of the Plains: Documenting A Changing Landscape

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
Fourchette Creek by Robin Walter Morning light spills through grass thick with dew, small whorls of dust rise from hooves stamping their lives into this ground. Listen, I rise to the clatter of birds: small, fierce, and brown. This blog is part of an ongoing series following the Rediscover the…

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma a deadly consequence of residing near industrialized neighborhoods.  Pollution resulting from our Built Environment have resulted in  extensive health disparities worldwide: About 25% of the USA’a housing —some 24 million homes— contains significant lead-based paint hazards, i.e. deteriorating lead paint or lead contaminated dust. (HUD, 2009). The majorityContinue reading “High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide”

Coral damage from BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill ‘extensive’

Originally posted on Chibuisi Ikwuagwu's Blog:
A new study reveals that damage to coral resulting from the massive 2010 BP oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico is worse than previously thought, according to reports. The study, which will be published in the oceanography journal Deep-Sea Research, found sick and dying corals in…

The “Driest place on Earth” is covered in pink flowers after rain

The Atacama Desert in Chile, known as the driest place on Earth, is awash with color after a year’s worth of extreme rainfall. In an average year, this desert is a very dry place. Arica, Chile, in the northern Atacama holds the world record for the longest dry streak, having gone 173 months without aContinue reading “The “Driest place on Earth” is covered in pink flowers after rain”

Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times

Happy International Sloth Day!!!! A wonderful day to celebrate my favorite animal!!!! So proud of all the hard work Becky Naomi Cliffe @ Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica has done to research how to reintroduce orphaned, hand raised sloths. See More: http://beckycliffe.com/sloth-science-2015/ Related: My battle with Leishmaniasis: a flesh-eating parasite By: Becky Radcliffe In my second year at the UniversityContinue reading “Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times”

Chile’s Thunderstorm

CHILE’S THUNDERSTORM IS THE MESMERIZING RESULT OF VOLCANIC CHAOS The video below, filmed by Chilean cinematographer Christian Muñoz-Donoso reveals the super-charged volcanic ash cloud appeared during an eruption at Volcán Calbuco, one of Chile’s most dangerous volcanos, earlier this year. According to BBC Earth, dirty thunderstorms, also known as volcanic lightning, are rare phenomena that occur duringContinue reading “Chile’s Thunderstorm”

Our rainforests are home to millions of species. We must preserve them for future generations.

Dear Friends, Since our last newsletter, we celebrated Earth Day with Almond Trees donated by generous sloth fans from around the globe, updated our Buttercup Inn guest rooms and welcomed popular animal and nature conservationist Jeff Corwin, who was enchanted by our rescued baby sloths!Speaking of which, we’ve rescued a record number of orphaned infantsContinue reading “Our rainforests are home to millions of species. We must preserve them for future generations.”

Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?

How Can I Tell If An Animal Sanctuary Is Genuine, Or If They Are Taking Advantage Of Animals?! There a many people across the world that put the safety and care of endangered animals above themselves. A great animal sanctuary’s first concern is always to the animal, making sure they are happy, healthy, and thatContinue reading “Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?”

A few reasons not to hate the tourists in your city, even though you want to

There’s now one more reason to avoid Victoria’s tourist-swarmed downtown core this summer. Volunteers in 1940s-style British “bobby” uniforms — complete with egg-shaped hats — will be walking the beat “armed only with a smile, interesting historical facts and crime prevention information,” according to police. It’s an effort to make out-of-towners feel even more likeContinue reading “A few reasons not to hate the tourists in your city, even though you want to”

15 most dangerous countries for your vacation

15 Most Dangerous Countries for Your Vacation: Photo credit: Bigstock 1. Afghanistan Why It’s Tempting to Tourists: Afghanistan is a very beautiful country. It boasts of some of the most amazing sights you can see anywhere in the world. Some of the best places to visit include the Wakhan Corridor, the Bamiyan Valley and Kunduz.Continue reading “15 most dangerous countries for your vacation”

Millions of coffee makers recalled due to burn hazard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns. Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports ofContinue reading “Millions of coffee makers recalled due to burn hazard”

The Craziest Stuff People Tried to Sneak Onto Airplanes This Year

Originally posted on Deepak verma:
We may shake our heads at the TSA’s antics from time to time , but the men and women holding you up at airport security are actually dealing with some pretty scary prospects. Like loaded firearms. And grenades. And daggers. And for whatever reason, a hell of a lot of…