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Do animals feel empathy??

Scout leader to face charges after toppling ancient, 170 million year-old geologic formation in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.

Secretary Jewell personally welcomes back furloughed employees from Dept. of Interior.

70,000 Interior employees are back on the job, as national parks, wildlife refuges, public lands, energy bureaus, and BIA offices begin to re-open.

skeptv:

Wildlife Raw & Uncut Ep6 - INTERVIEW: Crew Witnesses Elephant Eaten Alive

A member of the Earth Touch camera crew who witnessed this horrific lion attack on a baby elephant sheds some light on this unusual & disturbing incident. Lions do not usually prey on elephants — but some extraordinary circumstances had pushed this desperate pride to the brink.

by Earth Touch.

Would you pay $19 to kill a wolf? In Montana, 6,000 people just did. Montana only has 625 wolves left after last year’s killing season.

Not satisfied with the massacre, the state has lined up 10 times as many rifles as there are wolves to finish the job.

Mary Harf: Keystone XL Pipeline “…approval has no timeline.”

"A haven for human rights can be built for everyone, block by block." - New Lego model of United Nations Headquarters unveiled. Note, the UN building was designed by 11 of the world’s most famous architects, including leads Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, and Wallace Harrison, Max Abramovitz, Sir Robertson, etc. Illustrations of the building, here.

kpseesee:

What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria.

Story by NPR’s Adam Cole.

Cute dog was playing catch with himself.

La Surconsommation is French for over consumption. Via Revkin

The world’s tallest slum.

Welcome to the world’s tallest slum: poverty-ridden Venezuela’s Tower of David. Squatters took over this very unfinished 45-story skyscraper in the early 1990s, and they’ve been there ever since. The tower was originally intended to be a symbol of Caracas’ bright financial future, complete with a rooftop helipad, but construction stopped because of a banking crisis and the sudden death of the tower’s namesake, David Brillembourg.

Today, as the government is grappling with a citywide housing shortage, the tower is a stark monument to what could have been in the country’s crime-plagued capital. The tower is dogged by accusations of being a hotbed of crime, drugs and corruption. But to residents, many of whom have spent their entire lives there, it’s just home.

Watch as Vocativ climbs the tower and gains the rare in-depth access to residents’ daily lives inside this unique and sinister establishment.

Few cameras have been allowed into the depths of the tower. It is an experience not to be missed.

We answered some frequently asked questions about our Tower of David video here: http://voc.tv/15I8iPE

bestrooftalkever:

Tonight can’t wait to throw pizzas onto roofs with Walt.

ideatrotter:

Tackling Pollution in China

The scale of China’s environmental problems is huge. Increasingly, so are its efforts to solve them. But will it be able to reduce carbon pollution? The world’s health depends on it

China, world class environmental leader? China is spending three times the amount of its defense funds to implement aggressive new environmental regulations. 

Rare shelf cloud in Belgium to blow your mind.