How “Unprecedented” International Cooperation Saved One Little Primate’s Life


Buddy is a Bengal slow loris, a type of endangered primate found in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Thailand. The largest type of loris, the Bengal is described by some as about the size of a bag of sugar. Only a few thousand are thought to remain in the wild.

All lorises are at great risk these days because unthinking people want them as pets.
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100% of New U.S. Electricity Capacity Came From Renewables in 3 of the Last 10 Months


The bigger picture in 2014 shows a lot of natural gas being added, which gets talked up time and time again in the mass media, but solar power and wind power together have added more capacity this year than natural gas (or fossil fuels on the whole).


Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature’s Eye

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There are some 2,000 species of fireflies, many of them native to the tropics in South America and the Pacific Ocean. They’re all members of the family Lampyridae, which loosely translated means “shining fire.”

Perdue Farms Ditches Antibiotics for Its Chickens


Good news for chickens and meat eaters alike. Perdue Farms, one of the nation’s foremost poultry-producers, is drastically reducing the amount of antibiotics it uses to raise the chickens that wind up on your dinner plate.

That may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Unfortunately, antibiotics have become a normal part of raising livestock in America. As Care2 has previously reported, 80% of our antibiotics get used on the animals we eat. Antibiotics are used for a variety of purposes like preventing animals from developing diseases while living in substandard conditions and helping the animals to put on additional weight.