Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary

TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move to expand ocean protections. A news release said Palau’s president plans to sign the legislation next week. Friday is a national holiday in Palau. TheContinue reading “Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary”

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”

Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs

Labeling requirements on food: (Photo Credit: KDKA) PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs — genetically modified organisms. Vermont recently passed legislation requiring GMO labeling and dozens of other states are considering similar actions. Consumer Reports tested more than 80 processed foods to see justContinue reading “Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs”