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Monday, 25 September

01:00

240,000 flee imminent Bali volcano eruption "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Last updated 15:19, September 23 2017 From Stuff About 240,000 people are fleeing Balis Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia, with the volcano threatening to erupt at any moment. The warning was raised to the maximum level four on Friday night, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent for the first time in 54 years.

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Sunday, 24 September

22:55

OSIRIS-REx slingshots past Earth toward Asteroid Bennu "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

OSIRIS-REx, NASAs asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earths gravity on Friday, September 22, 2017 to slingshot itself on a path toward the Asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. The spacecraft came within 17 237 km (10 711...... Read more

21:00

Now its a war on pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurt jobs, economic growth, middle class, human safety Paul Driessen The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines. For years, activist zealots claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic

17:56

Middle East, N. Africa: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Committed in Middle East and North Africa [VI] CJ Reached a Unanimous Verdict on the Persons Responsible for War Crimes in Middle East and N. Africa The C-Jury has convicted 415 persons from 14 countries of []

17:00

NPR: Most People Cant Imagine Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall NPR author and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett thinks the reason people dont care about climate change is most people cant imagine what 120F feels like. But the reality is that Lisa is demonstrating her personal lack of insight. Simulating The Bodily Pain Of Future Climate Change September 23, 20179:03 AM

16:29

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: IBGF, DSTH "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: IBGF, DSTH [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092401, DSTH, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, IBGF

16:06

Mass Evacuation Ordered in Puerto Rico Due To Significant Rupture in Dam "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guajataca Dam: Stay away, or be swept away More than 70,000 people living downstream from Guajataca Dam northwest of Puerto Rico are under order to evacuate, as the retaining wall threatens to collapse. A fissure caused by heavy rains from Hurricane MARIA has become a significant rupture, the islands governor told reporters. Life-threatening flooding would []

13:46

Geohazards Ambae Volcanic Eruptive Phase (Alert Level 4): Vanuatu Islands Region "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N11 AMBAE ACTIVITY Saturday September 23rd 2017 AMBAE VOLCANO 15240S 167500E Summit 4908ft (1496m) Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 4 Volcanic activity at Ambae is continuing to increase. The Alert Level for Ambae volcano is raised from Level 3 to Level 4 . This means that the Ambae volcano is []

13:41

Police Raid Anti-Nuke House of Resistance, Activists Against CIGEO Landfill in France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Renverse

translated by Earth First! Journal

On Wednesday, 20 September, at 6:20 am, some forty gendarmes [cops] entered the House of Resistance, kicking in the door. They also broke many windows of vehicles and caravans all around. About fifteen gendarmes were present at the Gare de Lumville. The home of another militant in Commercy was also searched and computer equipment seized. They stayed there until 4pm.

As the mobilization against CIGEO increases and this [nuclear] landfill project is being criticized by official bodies for the risks it entails, the only response from the authorities is the repression and criminalization of the militants!

[There was a call yesterday] for rallies of support everywhere in France before the Prefectures, from all those who carry Bure in them and they, who feel touched by what is framed by us !!

More than fifteen rallies were held last night throughout France.

The vmc.camp site compiles reports of these gatherings as well as testimonials from people who have undergone the search [all reports not translated; click link for original French content.]

[] As one neighbor said, For me, through this strategy of tension they are creating the conditions for amplification of the revolt. You feel the everyday exasperation in the locals who talk about it more and more, violence, cops, like a litany.'

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12:23

Recent Acts of Sabotage Against Animal Abusers: Chile, England, France, Germany, and Sweden "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Bite Back

CHILE, Sept. 20: Arson attack against the rodeo ring of Olmu in Valparaso (Chile): On September 7, an incendiary attack was carried out against the infrastructure of the Olmu rodeo ring in the Cajn Grande sector in the fifth region of Valparaiso. There were no injuries or arrests. No pamphlets were found at the site and so far no group has claimed the action.

ENGLAND, Sept. 17 : [In] Cornwall: According to a report from a family member within the shooting estate, thousands of pounds worth of damage were caused at two locations by anti badger cull activists. After smashing badger cages, anti cull activists broke two release pens, got rid of multiple electric fences and took feeders and drinkers away, allowing the game birds to free roam and decide where they want to live

FRANCE, Sept. 22: A butcher shop entrance door lock have been glued this saturday night at Saint Pierre La Palud (Rhne), France.

FRANCE, Sept. 8: Last night, four vegan activists destroyed five shooting towers in the West of France. They were tagged with ALF

GERMANY, Sept. 21: August 2017, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany: more than 40 posters and banners of circus Charles Knie damaged and/or sabotaged and spraypainted with messages against animal abuse. Charles Knie is earning money in exploiting animals. sadly we havent destroyed all the posters. animal abuse in circus and every other case is not welcome in freiburg. well fight and we will continue until every cage is empty. ALF

SWEDEN, Sept. 10: Several hunting lodges burned down and several hunting towers destroyed in northern Sweden. ALF anti-hunt division

12:04

SCAPE Studio in Pittsburgh presents Petrochemical America "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Also: Beaver Station on Oct. 16 - 20, 2017

Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley

Described by Group Against Smog & Pollution (GASP), Newsletter, September 23, 2017

Join the growing regional conversation on Wednesday, September 27 at 5 p.m. at an Opening Night Cocktail Reception for the art exhibit Petrochemical America, from Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley.

The exhibit was inspired by the book Petrochemical America by Richard Misrach and Kate Orff (New York: Aperture, 2012), which tells the story of the degradation of the Louisiana landscape and the people who live there.

This presentation features drawings from the book by landscape architect Kate Orff and SCAPE Studio alongside photography from the Photographers of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, audio recorded by Public Herald, and a selection of documentary films. It relates a unique narrative of the people who live in the midst of a growing web of fracking well pads, pipelines, cryogenic plants and, soon, petrochemical plants. This show is curated by Sophie Riedel in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon Universitys CREATE Lab.

On September 27, keynote speaker Wilma Subra will share stories and photographs about the people she has served in Cancer Alley and beyond. A chemist and scientist, she has devoted the last 30 years to helping defend local communities and workers against the oil and gas industries. Described as the Rachel Carson of Louisiana, she is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellow Genius Award, recognized for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with, and address environmental issues that come with the growth of the petrochemical industry.

Those seeking knowledge about the petrochemical industry and the impact it will have on the environment and peoples health will find this exhibit illuminating. RSVPs are required.

Learn more about this event and more by visiting the Eventbrite page.

Wednesday, September 27, Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
SPACE Gallery
812 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:03

How many angels could stand on the point of a pin? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The legacy of  Obamaism is still around. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed if all records told the same tale then the lie passed into history and became truth. And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered.  Whatever was true now was true from []

08:59

India: Third World Needs Green Freebies to Survive "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the only way to save future generations in poor countries is to give them lots of money and free stuff. Developed world must help less fortunate ones on climate change: Sushma Swaraj UNITED NATIONS: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the

04:00

UN Admits It Cant Link Global Warming To The Spike In World Hunger, Then Does It Anyway "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 11:51 am 09/22/2017 A United Nations report admits its impossible to link man-made global warming to a jump in world hunger statistics, but then goes ahead and does make that link anyway. The new U.N. report estimated global warming helped increase the number of people around the world suffering

02:14

Huge dust devil filmed in So Paulo, Brazil "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A huge dust devil formed on a highway in So Paulo, Brazil on September 22, 2017 and was recorded by Alysson Martins while passing by it. Enorme Diablo de Polvo en una carretera de So Paulo, #Brasil el 22.09.2017 por Alysson Martins, #Massive...... Read more

01:00

Oops! Climate Cultist Destroys Own Position "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

September 22, 2017 From American Thinker By Daren Jonescu Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been doing the leftist media interview circuit recently, pressing his peculiar thesis that professional (i.e., paid) scientists are a superior class of humans whose conclusions are intrinsically beyond reproach and must therefore be accepted blindly by unscientific lunks like you. In

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Saturday, 23 September

22:46

Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...... Read more

22:00

Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Hmmmmwhat does everyone think of this? ~ ctm Here is the abstract: Contrasting Greenland and Antarctic temperatures during the last glacial period (115,000 to 11,650 years ago) are thought to have been driven by imbalances in the rates of formation of North Atlantic and Antarctic Deep Water (the bipolar seesaw). Here we exploit a bidecadally

19:42

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

440rDane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org How is our societal programming affecting our sense of reason? Why dont the facts matter in so many cases and with so many people? Countries all over the globe are maneuvering and preparing for the coming overturning of the reality we have known. An increasing number of countries are finally disconnecting from the US petrodollar,

19:00

Germany Probably Wont Meet Its Global Warming Goal, Despite Shelling Out $800 Billion For Green Energy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch  2:50 PM 09/22/2017 A recent report claims Germany is not on track to meet its goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020, despite the country spending billions on green energy subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces election on Sunday, and even though shes expected to

18:51

This is not the Barking dog you were hoping for is it? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Barking Dogs bite I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Isoroku Yamamoto On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped []

16:26

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 12:53 UTC on September 23, 2017 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 6.9 km (4.3...... Read more

Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...... Read more

Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised to second highest, Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Alert Level for Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, was raised to the second highest (4 of 5) on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The activity at the volcano gradually intensified over the past couple of weeks and continues to intensify. The activity forced...... Read more

16:23

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092301, All Groups, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, KXMM, NJRK, SDTQ, TVBD

16:04

Hurricane MARIA UPDATE 092301 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

HIGH SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SE UNITED STATES COAST NHC Hurricane Status as of 5:00 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 Location: 24.8N 72.0W Moving: NNW at 9 mph Min pressure: 952 mb Max sustained winds: 120 mph [~193 km/h, Cat. 3A hurricane on FEWW Hurricane Scale] Filed under: News Alert []

15:35

Strong Quake Strikes SE of Matias Romero, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Applyn-037M M6.1 Event Occurs 19km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico USGS REVISED EQ Details [USGS] Magnitude: 6.1 mww ( 0.1) Location: 16.736N, 94.946W ( 6.5 km) Depth: 9.0 km ( 2.8 km) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 12:53:02.240 UTC .Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-037M, earthquake, M6.2, Matias Romero, Mexico, Middle America Trench

15:10

M5.8 Earthquake Strikes Coastal S Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Applyn-112E M 5.8 quake occurs 48km SW of Paredon, Mexico Earthquake Details: Magnitude: 5.8 mww ( 0.0) Location: 15.698N, 94.162W ( 10.3 km) Depth: 74.2 km ( 10.0) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 10:38:08.980 UTC [USGS]  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-112E, earthquake, FE Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, M5.8, Mexico, Paredon

14:00

The Evils of Climate Enthusiasm "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Address to the Alumni of Warrane College, University of New South Wales Academic Dinner, September 2017 Dr Howard Thomas Brady No matter our age we are all adapting to circumstance. I would never have thought, after I went away to be a Catholic priest at the age of 16, that 20 years later I would

13:04

The Extensive Health Effects of Fracking Continue to be Studied "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Source: EnvironmentAmerica.org

Health Effects of Fracking are of Major Concern to Residents & Medical Professionals

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo banned fracking in New York State in 2014, citing health risks. Many other states have been spread eagle for fracking. As time goes by it appears that Cuomo was right. This essay is based on research about what has been verified by peer-reviewed research.

Shortly after fracking came into existence people living near this new type of well raised a host of complaints such as 24 hour light, noise, with heavy, congested traffic on rural roads; strange odors in the air, tastes and sediment in well water, and significant health complaints.

Youd think, since it is a democracy, that would cause some caution and serious investigation. But complaints of individual citizens came up against the prospect of millions of dollars profit, and the political organization that kind of money can buy. Most of the complaints were overruled for the common good, in spite of global warming and the very marginal economic nature of the enterprise (fracked oil is marginally profitable and the natural gas is carried by the attendant liquids, which are a starting material for plastics, etc.). Health complaints, and the extensive use of toxic chemicals are a more significant complaint.

However the industry united behind the claim of anecdotal evidence only, and the judges who tried early claims against the companies, doubtless were impressed by the financial claims of the industry and indifferent to the unsophisticated rural types who made the claims.

Scientific studies of the health related to fracking, on both workers and the normal rural residents, requires big money. Obviously, the companies would not finance anything that might inhibit their way of doing business, or add more cost. Government was not inclined to put up money for the needed research. And, state or federal law does not require research on the public health or impacts on neighborhoods around chemical and petrochemical plants, factory farms and other facilities.

Private foundations have heard the need, and slowly the research is getting done. One of the early published papers was done in 2010 by Theo Colborn and co-workers. They surveyed the chemicals used in fracking, some 632 compounds, of which 353 had Chemical Abstra...

09:57

Mass Evacuation Planned in Vanuatu as Ambae Volcano Eruption Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Alert Level for Ambae volcano is raised from Level 3 to Level 4 [0-5 scale] Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate up to 5,000 people on Saturday, as eruption on the 400sqkm Ambae island [Manaro Voui] continued to intensify. Volcanic activity at Ambae is continuing to increase. The Alert Level for Ambae volcano is []

07:57

The worlds 5 most Endangered wild cats "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Wild cats around the world face a long list of challenges as their habitat is degraded, their food supply diminished, and the cats are hunted for their body parts and meat. Despite notable conservation efforts, including National Geographic Societys Big Cats Initiative founded with conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wild cats face a long road ahead. According to the IUCN Red Lists global status of the 38 existing species of wild cats (Felidae), five are Endangered. Here are those five most threatened wild cats by the current population numbers, as well as some notable current threats, existing conservation efforts, and global policy. Borneo Bay cat (Catopuma badia) A Boreno Bay cat in captivity in 2005. Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 2,200 Habitat: Forest-dependent, endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Threats: Poaching for the skin and pet markets, and habitat loss due to commercial logging and oil palm plantation plantings. Conservation: Borneo Bay cats are fully protected under Indonesian law, but they remain one of the least studied wild cats in the world. Status: Endangered with a declining population of mature individuals. Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) Andean Cat (Leopardus jacobita). Photo by Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 1,378 Habitat: Primarily rocky and steep terrains, particularly in arid and sparsely vegetated areas of the high Andes. Threats: Agricultural expansion, livestock impact, hunting, and other types of habitat loss and degradation. Conservation: Community-based conservation, alongside protective legislation in four South American countries and focused lobbying by special interest groups have contributed to

06:27

250,000 People Fleeing Imminent Bali Volcano Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Bali Volcano Threatens to Blow Up to million people are urged to evacuate Mt Agung precinct on the island of Bali, eastern Indonesia, as the restive volcano threatens to explode imminently. Authorities raised the warning to the maximum level four on Friday night, indicating  a dangerous eruption was imminent within hours. Up to 2,000 tremors []

06:01

Another significant ocean receding event in Brazil, here's what's causing it "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Yet another ocean receding event occurred on the coast of Brazil on Thursday, September 21, 2017, causing panic among people, not just in Brazil. The latest event happened in Guaratuba, a city in the state of Paran, considered to be one of the most beautiful...... Read more

05:41

M5.7 Quake Strikes Mendocino Ridge, Offshore California "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Grace-173G M 5.7 218km W of Ferndale, California EQ Details: Magnitude: 5.7 mww [USGS] Location: 40.416N, 126.828W; 15.1 km depth 218km W of Ferndale, California Time: 2017-09-22 19:50:15 UTC AG: Diagnostics now available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: california, earthquake, Ferndale, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, Gorda Escarpment, Mendocino Ridge

04:04

Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit off the coast of Northern California, US at 19:50 UTC on September 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.1 km (5.6 miles). The epicenter was located 58 km (36 miles) W of Ferndale, 58 km WNW of...... Read more

03:00

Guardian: Climate Denial is the Fault of Old White People "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t The Spectator Guardian author John Gibbons has written an extraordinary piece which blames climate denial on old white people. Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will

03:00

Yale announces collaboration with WBCSD to improve corporate reporting "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

From Eurekalert   (Dont we all want our corporate investments to be inclusive) ~ctm Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Recognizing the critical role that private capital flows will play in moving society toward a more sustainable future, Yale University has launched the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF). This new academic effort will provide

00:31

Understanding the Minnesota DOCs Opposition Testimony For Line 3 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce shocked us all with its formal testimony in opposition to Line 3:  

Oil market analysis indicates that Enbridge has not established a need for the proposed project; the pipeline would primarily benefit areas outside Minnesota; and serious environmental and socioeconomic risks and effects outweigh limited benefits.

Minnesota would be better off if Enbridge proposed to cease operations of the existing Line 3, without any new pipeline being built.

00:14

Cop Becomes Foster Dad To Cat Who Jumped In His Police Car "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A wayward cat found just the person to get him the help he needed (and he wasn't about to take "no" for an answer).

Officer Rick Butler, of Ohio's Oxford Police, had been out on patrol early Friday morning when he happened upon the random feline by no choice of his own. While the officer was stopping to check on a local church, the brazen orange cat reportedly leapt through the cruiser's open window. He then proceeded to demand attention and pets.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Butler, of course, was happy to oblige.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Butler might have thought it would be just a momentary encounter, but the cat evidently had something else in mind. Rather than slink away, having had his fill of the officer's affection, the kitty then staged a sit-in.

"[He's] super friendly and loving and now refusing to leave the police car!" the department reported.

Was the cat being stubborn? Maybe. Did it pay off? Yes, yes it did.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Thoroughly disarmed by the charming cat,  Butler didn't have the heart to turn the little guy away so he let him stay. The police station doesn't have facilities to house cats, so as the department announced online, Butler has decided to become his foster dad, at least until the cat's rightful owner is found or someone comes forward wanting to adopt him. (The cat, "not the officer," the police department was q...

00:06

This Sweet Senior May Be The World's Oldest Cat Now "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An ancient proverb states that cats have nine lives, and that has never been more true than for Nutmeg.

The grumpy tabby who held the title for worlds oldest cat lived her life to the fullest until she passed in September at the age of 32 or 144 in cat years.

Now a new upstart in Werribee, Australia, could be the next feline to hold the title. At 26 years old, Teddy is Australias oldest living cat, and his owner, Fran English, is applying to the Guinness Book of World Records to make it official.

English adopted Teddy in 2014 when his elderly owner could no longer care for him, and was shocked when Teddys microchip revealed that he was born in 1991.

The long-haired black cat is in surprisingly good shape for his advanced age, still finding plenty of time each day to prowl around Englishs garden and play in the sun.

Teddy has a rather unusual secret to his longevity, English notes on his Facebook page. Each day he eats a sprig of rosemary from the garden and then gets nice and clean in the shower.

"He used to try and get in the shower with me so I decided to let him get in one day and it just took off from there," Fran told Yahoo News. Teddys fascination with water has only increased over the years. Now he goes into the shower and waits for it to be turned on, and after his rinse, gets toweled off by his doting mom.

Diagnosed with arthritis earlier this summer, he now takes medicine daily to keep him comfortable and active, along with his normal diet of canned tuna and kangaroo meat. His mom even built him a ramp up to the bed.

But despite a few gray hairs, hes still friendly and outgoing. Teddy loves to go out for a wander according to his moms Facebook posts, gnawing on herbs and drinking from his own little fountain outside. The average life expectancy for an indoor cat is between 12 to 18 years old, while cats...

Friday, 22 September

23:13

Sick, Bald Street Dog Was So Excited When Rescuers Arrived "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Pepper was living on the streets of India, suffering from a horrific case of mange, when some locals noticed her and decided to call for help. If shed been left alone on the streets even a little longer, her condition may have become critical, and she may not have made it through. 

Animal Aid Unlimited responded to the call and went out to rescue Pepper. When they approached her, she was hiding under a car

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

but as soon as she saw her rescuers, her tail began wagging like crazy  

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

and she scurried out from under the car and straight to them, eager for the food and love they were happy to offer her. 

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

Once she was out from under the car, the rescuers could see that the poor dog was completely bald, and had scabbing on her face as well. They knew they needed to treat her as quickly as possible, so they gently scooped her up and took her with them. Pepper didnt object at all, and seemed to know that they were there to help her. 

...

23:00

Gulf Summers Arent Global Averages: A Reply to Farron Cousins "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Alan Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute DeSmogBlog contributor Farron Cousins writes, Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform. That means my piece, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Cant Be Blamed on Global Warming. But how could I possibly be a Climate Denier when I openly accepted NASAs estimate that Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78

22:54

Nice Men Rescue Trapped Elephant And Return Her To Her Mom "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Many animals suffering from drought in Africa are desperate for rain but when it comes, it can cause some unexpected problems. 

For one devoted elephant mom with a newborn, a sudden shower threatened to separate her from her baby forever. 

Credit: DSWT

The baby had slipped into a drinking trough in Kenya's Tsavo National Park, and the mud made it impossible for the newborn's little legs to climb out. 

Luckily, people were watching. Some visitors reported the scene to the park authorities who arranged for a rescue team to come from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), an invaluable rescue organization for elephants and rhinos.

Credit: DSWT

Credit: DSWT

The mother elephant was trying desperately to shelter her baby, and to help her out of the trough, but she couldn't get a good grip on her infant. 

"Arriving at the scene with heavy rain still falling, our teams guided the mother a safe distance away so they could lift the days-old calf out," DSWT wrote on Facebook. "All the while, her mother had circled in the distance, desperate to know what was happening."

Credit: DSWT

It took three men to lift the newborn out of the trough. They were gentle and tried to keep the baby calm while she was separated from her wo...

22:34

Saddest Belugas Trapped In Plastic Pools At Circus "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Oxana Fedorova saw photos of two beluga dolphins inside a tiny, plastic-lined pool, her heart broke.

I felt helpless, Fedorova, founder of Save Dolphins, a Russian organization that helps marine animals, told The Dodo. I knew I wanted to do everything in my power to help them."

Credit: Save Dolphins

A local citizen photographed the two belugas, named Tom and Una, in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, where they were performing in a traveling circus whose name translates to Russian Traveling Dolphinarium.

They looked pretty stressed, Fedorova said. They should be living completely different lives, roaming the ocean with their family and friends.

Credit: Save Dolphins

Tom and Unas life in the Russian Traveling Dolphinarium started approximately five years ago, when they were captured in the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of Russia, Fedorova explained. Since then, theyve been forced to travel from city to city to perform in SeaWorld-like shows along with seals and dolphins.

They do pretty basic staff, like jump to touch a ball, wave to the public or carry a trainer, Fedorova said. In other instances, the belugas may be given a paintbrush to paint on a canvas, or made to go to the edge of the pool to kiss visitors for photos. In one photo, a seal can be seen riding on top of a beluga.

Credit: Save Dolphins

In addition to the Russian Traveling Dolphinarium, one other traveling company operates in Russia, according to Fedorova the Moscow Traveling Dolphinarium. However, Russia also has permanent facilities that mirror the conditions of these traveling dolphinariums.

I visited a fa...

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Pet Duck Adopts Furry Little Animal Who Lost Her Mom "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A resident of Adelaide, Australia, recently got a bit of a surprise when he checked his pet duck's little house where she lays her eggs.

Credit: FRSA

"He got a surprise when he reached under the super mum and felt fur!" Fauna Rescue of South Australia (FRSA) wrote on Facebook. The duck seemed quite protective of the little squatter: a tiny brushtail possum who lost her mom. "Little Daisy had been kept warm all night by the duck who had the orphan tucked under her wing."

Maybe the duck could sense that the little possum, who only weighed 12 ounces, needed help. "All by herself in a big scary world, little Daisy the possum sought a warm, safe place to hide," FRSA wrote. "She clearly found the right place when she stumbled across a nesting box and crawled in with the duck. Rather than chasing the orphan away, the duck decided to not only accept her, but made every effort to keep the orphan warm and comfortable."

Credit: FRSA

The man knew, however, that in the long term it would be better to turn Daisy over to people who knew how to raise orphaned possums, so he contacted FRSA for help. Daisy will be brought up there until she can be released back into the wild.

Credit: FRSA

Daisy now has a warm place to sleep and plenty of food at the rescue center. She even has a new friend. Daisy recently bonded with a little boy possum about her age who will be her adoptive sibling as the pair grow up and get stronger.
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