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Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, why not celebrate Taco Tuesday a day early? After all, it’s always a great day for tacos! Give your traditional tacos a Mediterranean twist with these falafel tacos with Sriracha tahini sauce. They are unbelievably delicious with a perfect combination of textures and flavors. The Sriracha […]

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Worldwide, there are only about 60 shark attacks on people each year. Photo credit: Pakistantoday.com

Shark Attacks Vs. Shark Finning: Facts Behind The Fear

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SHARKS) Sunday, July 23 kicks off Discovery Channel’s most anticipated summer staple, Shark Week. Referred to as “the Super Bowl of the sea,” Shark Week is the longest-running cable TV programming event in history and a feeding frenzy in terms of ratings. But while Shark Week is good for the Discovery Channel, many are asking: Is it good for sharks? […]

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The most hardened of men are softened by a dog. Montgomery and Churchill with Rommel the dog. Photo: Bosleys/BNPS

The Miracle Animals Of Dunkirk

(ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMALS IN HISTORY) When Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, audiences will be treated to a different kind of war film. “Dunkirk is not a war film,” the director explained to the Associated Press. “It’s a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film.” Dunkirk was indeed a story of survival, for […]

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Mark Freeley with Storm, his 6-year-old English Labrador retriever, who pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor several days ago, in Port Jefferson - JOHNNY MILANO,NYT

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK — A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog’s guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal […]

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A remote trail camera captured three gray wolf pups playing in Lassen County. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service

New Hope For Gray Wolves? Trail Cam Captures Cause For Celebration

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/WOLVES) California has been without an established wolf pack for 87 years, but now things have changed. In Lassen County, a U.S. Forest Service camera captured footage of three little gray wolf pups romping around and trailing behind their mother. This pup discovery is groundbreaking as it marks the start to restoring their population […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon Frosty (Or Margarita)

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like fresh watermelon. For this Meatless Monday, sip on this watermelon frosty–or margarita, for your next cocktail party! Not only is watermelon low in fat and only about 40 calories per cup, but it’s also super hydrating, which is great for beating the summer heat! It also contains fiber, […]

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Cat sitting on steps

Mysterious Epidemic Killing Modern-Day House Cats

(CATS/PET HEALTH) Feline hyperthyroidism is an increasingly common problem in cats over the age of 10, and it’s become one of the most mysterious diseases in veterinary medicine. Vets regularly screen senior cats for hyperthyroidism nowadays, and typically around 10 percent are found to have the disease. While there is no known genetic predisposition for hyperthyroidism, studies link […]

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As a precaution, try not to let your dog drink ocean water when at the beach.

Hold The Salt: Is Beach Water Safe For Dogs?

(PET CARE/DOGS) While we all love to have fun with our dogs at the beach, we must remember to bring along fresh water to keep our doggie friends hydrated. If your dog continually drinks ocean water during a day at the beach, he or she may become ill with salt poisoning. Read on to learn […]

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Meat-Free Monday- Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for some summertime grilling! For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try these grilled veggie skewers with a bold chimichurri sauce. This recipe mixes savory and sweet vegetables like bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms–which […]

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Photo Credit: Joshua Sokol via The Atlantic

People & Panthers: Can Humans Coexist With Big Cats?

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/BIG CATS) Endangered panthers are no longer on the brink of extinction in southwest Florida. Meanwhile, southwest Florida’s human population has grown at one of the fastest rates in the nation, and it shows no sign of stopping. Florida faces a challenge to preserve these big cats, but in order to do so, the […]

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