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Things Are Good: Capturing Animals in 3D for the Future

We are witnessing one of the largest extinction events in history because people deny that climate change is happening. Regardless of the deniers and the death of entire species we can do something that will help the future of humanity: getting as much information about those species as we can while they are alive.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Extinction crisis signals that it’s time to change course

A new comprehensive report points to a potential human-induced wild-animal population “extinction crisis unlike any since dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago.” David Suzuki helps us make sense of it all.

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Things Are Good: A Beer Six Pack Meant For The Oceans

Saltwater Brewery is a beer company that makes the oceans better while selling beer. Most breweries sell their beers in six packs attached by plastic rings and those rings often end up in the ocean chocking sea life and otherwise causing harm to the ecosystem. What Saltwater has done is create a new six pack […]

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Writings of J. Todd Ring: A few thoughts on empathy in human beings, and other living creatures

Empathy is natural in human beings, as Jeremy Rifkin has pointed out – and with strong backing by recent scientific findings. Some human beings have more and some less; and some are sociopaths – roughly 1% (and usually, the ones who gravitate to positions of wealth and power, unsurprisingly) – who have a near total . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: A few thoughts on empathy in human beings, and other living creatures

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Pelicans on Wascana Lake

I never noticed Pelicans on Wascana Lake before about 3 years ago. Before that, they were common on the South Saskatchewan River through Saskatoon.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fossils To Museums

I was an 8 year old awash in fossils, so I was a tad more generous than this former 9 year old PEI lad with his much more valuable fossil. I donated a lower mandible piece from a ~12,000,000 year old Saskatchewan rhino to the Sask. Natural History (now Royal Sask.) Museum in the 1980s. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Fossils To Museums

Things Are Good: Tiger Population Recovering in India

The Indian tiger population suffered great losses in the last 100 years. Tigers were killed for the bizarre perception that their body parts could help people have sex. This caused a major population collapse for tigers.

Now it looks like the tigers are making a come back!

The number of tigers in India has seen . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Tiger Population Recovering in India

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy

Dr. Shiva gave an interesting talk about how system we’ve built are being used to manipulate individuals in societies all around the world into valuing money over life.

#earthdemocracy #yqr #uofr pic.twitter.com/1Xsfu7I43n

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 29, 2014

#BigData contributes to information obesity. – Dr. Shiva #earthdemocracy. Canada thinks it can bomb . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Scottish Fish Invented Sex

I'm not sure I can bear hearing that the Scottish invented both #curling AND #sex. http://t.co/n7AdaO9EcI #Scotland

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 20, 2014

Microbrachius dicki was the fish that realized it could use sex to reproduce. Feeling unsatisfied, fish eventually returned to spawning instead.

MT @CBCQuirks "Sex first emerged 'in ancient Scottish . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Scottish Fish Invented Sex

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: A Compassionate Buddha?

There’s a story in Valerie Roebuck’s translation of the Dhammapada (Penguin Classics, 2010, commentary on verse 6, p 115-116) that caught my eye recently, and it made me wonder what the moral or ethical precept was buried in it. And it makes me question what it says about the supposed compassion of the Buddha and . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: A Compassionate Buddha?

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A love story. Get your hanky ready. * If you want to watch a longer version of this story, check out the video below.

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There’s so much about animals we don’t understand. Check out this story of Max the wonder dog who saved his mistress’s life with his sense of smell.

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Amazing interaction between a wild raven needing help, and a helpful human.

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LOL.

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LOL.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Grasslands National Park Animals

-Road Killed Rattle Snake

There are not a lot of rattlesnakes around the park, especially the East Block of the park where Wood Mountain is. Nick, who is with Brenda showing off the snake skin, almost stepped on one by accident last week and it didn’t even try to bite him.

The snakes are . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Grasslands National Park Animals

The Canadian Progressive: To avert looming food crisis, stop eating meat, milk and eggs: Study

To avert the looming global food crisis, all we’ve to do is stop eating animal products, according to a new study by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Terrier Trials

Dogs. I love dogs. I’d have a dozen of them, if I could. But dogs are as different in personality as we are. Not all dogs are a good fit with other dogs, or even with people. Or with cats. And I love cats as much, if not more, than dogs. Still, I tend to . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Terrier Trials

The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Toronto Plaza Hotel disparages striking workers as ‘animals’

The Toronto Plaza Hotel has branded its predominantly visible minority women employees as “animals” for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Species Worth Saving

The Prairie Dog Blog linked to an excellent article in The Stranger last year. It lays out humanity’s future, based on the status quo.

[W]hether you can pin it precisely on global warming or not, the ocean of wilting grain that fills the middle of our country after this hottest of summers is just a . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Species Worth Saving

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Thawing Out

The world’s deep freeze in the north is thawing out quickly. As a result we’re making interesting discoveries as bodies get uncovered. There are two big problems. We’re losing thousands of years of preservation in short years, giving scientists only in our time period and before access to direct collection of this unique and precious . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Thawing Out

cartoon life: Black cat 1

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Amazing!

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Stopped Conserving

It’s frustrating to be a Canadian, with such terrifically stupid and dishonest political representation. Sure, our insecure ‘strong’ leaders don’t send the police to your door (unless you’ve written them a mean letter), but that mildly redeeming trait isn’t enough. They have to stop denying that climate change isn’t killing people, and they must stop . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Stopped Conserving