All posts from Noelle dEstries

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Attention Planetsavers: We're F**ked.

We need to step back from the blinding light of our solar panels and take a good look at our Earth’s political environment. Benazir Bhutto’s assassination is a wake up call for everyone. Scarier than any global warming crisis?

December 28th

China Drafting New "Humane" Standards for Animal Slaughter

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, widely criticized for cruelty to animals bred for consumption, is drafting new standards on animal slaughter to make the practice more humane, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. The central province of Henan has already adopted the measures, which include stunning the animals before killing them, and herding pigs with plastic […]

December 18th

Girl Who Took 6 Bullets to Save Mom, Hero to All

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — As the gunman was about to open fire, 7-year-old Alexis Goggins lunged from the back seat of the SUV and threw herself across her mom, crying, “Don’t hurt my mother!” Six bullets from the 9 mm handgun slammed into Alexis, one piercing her right eye. Two slugs hit her mother. Alexis’ […]

December 18th

Woman Charged with Gropping Santa (that was not me)

DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury woman is facing charges that she groped Santa Claus at the Danbury Fair mall. Sandrama Lamy has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and breach of peace. Danbury police were called to the mall over the weekend. The mall Santa told police that Lamy had touched him inappropriately while sitting […]

December 18th

ENN: Japan and Hungary sign accord on CO2 credits transfer

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Tuesday signed its first basic agreement with Hungary to buy the European country’s surplus allowances for greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, government officials said. The memorandum of understanding, signed in Budapest, covers the basic framework for the Japanese government to buy intergovernmental surpluses, or AAUs, from Hungary under […]

December 18th

Adriatic Zone Poses Problem for EU, Fisherman

SAVUDRIJA, Croatia (Reuters) – A strong northern wind came out of nowhere, forcing a small fishing fleet to hurry back to a tiny harbor that skirts Croatia’s border with EU member Slovenia. Danilo Latin dismissed the weather quirks with a wave of his calloused hand. “It is normal, the conditions and the catch vary from […]

December 18th

Coach Takes Middle School Team on X-Rated Prank

MARIETTA, Ga. — A coach faces charges after police said he led a group of students on a lewd Christmas prank in Marietta.Police said John Hayes, 46, loaded several middle schoolers into the back of his pickup truck, and drove them around after dark as they damaged Christmas displays.The group even made several homeowners’ displays […]

December 18th

Argentine Ants Change Diet at Will

The ability of Argentine ants to change from carnivorous insect eaters to plant sap-loving creatures has helped these invasive social insects rapidly spread throughout coastal California, according to a new study, displacing many native insects and creating ant infestations familiar to most coastal residents. Biologists at the University of California, San Diego and the University […]

December 18th

New Year's Resolution? 3/4 of Americans Plan to be More Green

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Americans, the world’s largest polluters, plan to be more environmentally responsible in 2008 by reducing household energy or recycling more, a survey showed on Monday. Half of those polled said they would make a “green” New Year’s resolution, according to the survey by GfK Roper and commissioned by marketing […]

December 18th

I smell a rat… five times the size of a normal one

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers in a remote jungle in Indonesia have discovered a giant rat and a tiny possum that are apparently new to science, underscoring the stunning biodiversity of the Southeast Asian nation, scientists said Monday. Unearthing new species of mammals in the 21st century is considered very rare. The discoveries by a […]

December 18th

When Your Skin Betrays You

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — Lee Thomas’ skin is betraying him. His once brown, even complexion is now mottled with pale patches around his eyes and mouth, along his nose and on his ears; his arms, shoulders and chest are speckled and blotched. “I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it,” […]

December 18th