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More than 23% of funeral homes fail to tell consumers about options for simple...

Washington DC/Burlington VT September 12, 2016 - Today, the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America released a survey of 142 representative...

Teddy Roosevelt, the Teddy Bear and the Deep South

September 9, 2016 - It is widely known that President Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneering champion of wildlife conservation in America. He was founder...

Americans Express Positive Views on Local Libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 9, 2016) – Most Americans view public libraries as an important part of their communities, according to a new survey by...

1 in 5 Seafood Samples Mislabeled Worldwide, Finds New Oceana Report

WASHINGTON September 7, 2016 - Today, Oceana released a new report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in...

In another newly discovered song, Woody Guthrie continues his assault on ‘Old Man Trump’

September 6, 2016 - Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings by Woody Guthrie that I had discovered while conducting...

How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk

Kathryn M. Flinn, Baldwin Wallace University American ginseng about to flower, spring 2016. Photo by C.C. FlinnSeptember 6, 2016 - In one of television’s more bizarre...

All-new “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016” opens at...

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Sept. 1, 2016 - A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2016”...

New Obesity Maps Show US Adults Still Struggle with Obesity

September 1, 2016 - CDC today released 2015 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor...

New specialty steak cut, the Bonanza Cut, unveiled by meat science professor

RENO, Nev. August 24, 2016 - Like a diamond in the rough, a small cut of beef that meat cutters throw in with ground...

One Fur Coat Donated to Born Free USA will Comfort 28 Orphaned Coyote Pups...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 22, 2016 - Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, recently received what was thought to...

Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in U.S. cities (VIDEO)

Aug. 19, 2016 - The making of "The Emperor Has No Balls". www.thisisindecline.com Artist: Ginger Original Score: Ryder Reynolds https://youtu.be/f7TeTzOgkMs

Report Finds Toxins/Carcinogens in Popular Brands of Toothpaste

Aug. 18, 2016 - The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory weaknesses...

Nearly half of consumers think manufacturers should be responsible for recycling mobile phones

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia...

Message in a Brain Scan

August 15, 2016 - What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”? To the casual listener,...

Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

Berkeley, Calif. August 12, 2016 - The health and safety of Olympians has been an ongoing story at Summer Olympic games. In 2008, air...

Karuk Tribal Herbaria Grand Opening Aug. 11

ORLEANS, CA, Aug. 11, 2016 - The Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources is delighted to announce the official Grand Opening of the new...

National Wildlife Federation Releases New Book Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories in California

LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 3, 2016 - In partnership with Heyday Books, the National Wildlife Federation has released When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People...

Fish oil vs. lard – why some fat can help or hinder your diet

July 31, 2016 - A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in...

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida and Ann Christiano, University of Florida - THE CONVERSATION July 29, 2016 - Given that 2016 is expected to be the hottest...