Author: Erin Goldmeier

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Billionaire Donates Fortune to Clean Up Ocean’s Plastic Pollution

Billions of pounds of plastic – a material that never fully goes away – is floating in our planet’s oceans today. Found in everything from soda bottles and grocery bags to food containers and straws, plastic pieces make their way into Earth’s oceans daily. The living beings most affected by this human negligence are marine wildlife. Countless sea turtles, whales, dolphins, fish and more are killed each year after ingesting plastic. Now, one man is trying to help. Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke announced recently his plan to donate most of his multi-billion dollar fortune toward building the Research Expedition Vessel (REV). REV, a future mega-yacht, will...

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New Shelter to Give Homeless Dogs AND Humans a Second Chance

It’s a something most of us have encountered hundreds of times in our lives: a homeless person sitting on a sidewalk or by the road with a cardboard sign and cup, asking for money. Many times they’ve a companion animal; a dog or cat. Some of us look down or away, others toss money into the cup because we assume the pets are badly neglected or impoverished. But more times than not, the homeless pets are in better shape than their human companions. One thing is clear however; the bond between a homeless person and their animal companion is strong and unwavering. Articles have been written about the topic, documentaries have been made and even University of...

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To Infinity and Beyond: Tesla’s New Solar Panels Guaranteed to Last Forever

Electric cars, Lithium-ion battery energy storage and now, the newest hi-tech invention on Tesla’s roster: residential solar roof tiles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last Wednesday that the company is now taking orders for solar roof tiles–but get in line; 1,000 deposits for the product–to be delivered later this year–are streaming in quickly from all around the globe. According to Tesla’s Web site, “Solar Roof complements your home’s architecture while turning sunlight into electricity. With an integrated Powerwall battery, energy collected during the day is stored and made available any time, effectively turning your home into a personal utility. Glass solar tiles are...

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Smuggled Galapagos Tortoises Found Cruelly Wrapped in Plastic

Authorities intercepted members of a likely international wildlife trafficking ring traveling to Lima, Peru last week. Nearly 50 endangered Galapagos tortoises were found tightly wrapped in plastic and crammed in a cardboard box aboard a bus en route to the country’s capital. From there the suspected destination was the European black market. It’s not clear exactly how long the baby tortoises had been in captivity, but officials said it was obvious they’d not been fed or hydrated for an extended period of time. Two of the endangered reptiles had already perished. Three species of the Galapagos tortoises are already extinct, and the remaining are mostly endangered. In the 16th century, there were...

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Amber’s Donkey: Mute Girl Speaks for the First Time to Rescue Animal

It was 2010 and Shocks, a donkey currently living at the Donkey Sanctuary’s Assisted Therapy Centre, was recused from a farm in Galway, Ireland. He was found with a rope tied so tightly around his neck that he suffered from open wounds and lacerations. Today he lives a free, happy life helping those with emotional, cognitive and physical challenges. Around the same time Shocks was rescued, Tracy Austwick gave birth to twin girls, born prematurely at just 26 weeks old. One of the babies, Amber, was rushed into surgery for an emergency tracheostomy within minutes of her birth. Her parents were immensely grateful that the surgery saved her life, but...

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