By Jennifer O'ConnorMine That Bird made thoroughbred racing history when he crossed the finish line in first place at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby winner—who is set to run in the Preakness Stakes on May 16—was a 50-1 long shot. He pulled off the second-biggest upset in Derby history. Mine That Bird's unexpected victory
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Humane Society International congratulated the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a strong ban on trade in seal products.
"The European Union has made history by ending its trade in seal products," said Rebecca Aldworth, director of Humane Society International/Canada. "This ban spells the beginning of the end of Canada's globally
Read More… European Union Makes History By Banning Trade In Seal Products
By Desiree AchollaThe state and county fair season is just underway, and if animals knew what was in store for them, they would attempt an escape worthy of a Prison Break episode. Animals used in fairs face months of debilitating trips in stifling tractor-trailers as well as exhausting interactions with an onslaught of fairgoers.
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved landmark climate change legislation with a mandatory cap on global warming pollution last month, successfully bridging regional differences among its diverse membership to produce a strong bill that can win broad support in the House and serve as a template for quick Senate action.
"The committee today
Read More… Historic Climate Vote Signals New Momentum To Pass Carbon Cap In 2009
By Paula Moore
Molly the cow had big dreams—and they didn’t involve buns or barbecue sauce.
With “barbecue season” officially here, Molly’s story is a gentle reminder that the animals on our plates were once inquisitive individuals who valued their lives, solved problems, formed friendships and experienced fear and pain—just as we do. And
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On May 18, President Barack Obama forged an historic blueprint to carry out rigorous greenhouse gas emission standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks while giving the nation's auto makers the certainty of unified regulatory standards.
The agreement achieves a pivotal break through in the debate to secure national climate legislation by addressing major
Read More… President Forges Common Ground With Diverse Regional Interests On Climate Security
Scientists and health officials, who scared the wits out of us last week, are today trying to reassure us that the first wave of the Swine Flu–now spreading across the Northern Hemisphere–is apparently not as virulent and life-threatening as future mutated waves of this H1N1 virus might be in the Fall. Mexican health officials
Read More… Swine Flu: Reprieve Or Lull Before The Storm?