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Music That Calms Animals

[caption id="attachment_1616" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joshua Leeds[/caption] For the past 17 years, Joshua Leeds has devoted himself to studying not only the effects of sound on human brains, but also the way sound affects animals. As a result, he’s developed theories about how to use sound to...

1st Elephant Orphanage in Africa

[embed]https://youtu.be/PuAqp-5cod8[/embed]  Queen of Elephants - Dame Daphne Sheldrick Why do elephants line up to hug a little old lady in Nairobi National Park? She's their mother. Their adopted human mother. Dame Daphne Sheldrick. Daphne has been saving orphaned baby elephants in Africa for over fifty years now, rescuing hundreds from certain death after their...

Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic

[embed]https://youtu.be/P_zQfTVuZKY[/embed] Europe Bans Single-Use Plastic In an environmentally historic vote, the European Parliament has moved to ban single-use plastic products across Europe. This ban outlaw’s plastic bags, straws, plates, cups, drink stirrers and cotton swabs. Every year, millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean at...

The Last Butterflies

Saving the Last Butterflies Nick Haddad studies the very rarest butterflies in the world. He’s a professor of integrative biology at Michigan State University and lives in Kalamazoo. His new book is called “The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature.” The...

Our Symphony With Animals

[embed]https://youtu.be/i2hSTj0O2X4[/embed] A Beautiful World: ‘Our Symphony with Animals’ “When I was 5 years old, my uncle who lived next door started sexually abusing me. Then, when I was 9 years old, my grandparents, who also lived next door, adopted a dog named Sylvester. Sylvester and I just...

Save the Narwhals

[embed]https://animoto.com/play/2k6QZlhdJ1hURzZ0ogQOZA[/embed] Narwhals are Real The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is one of the rarest whales in the world. An Arctic species, narwhals are elusive and mysterious, and very distinct in appearance because of their long tusk, which actually is a tooth that grows from the upper jaw of...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...

Rescuing Animals in Winter

[embed]https://youtu.be/fQraNFiPMig[/embed] RESCUING  ANIMALS IN WINTER By Heather McElhatton [caption id="attachment_1488" align="alignright" width="300"] Kitty Block, President of HSI, gets emotional after she greets the dogs at a dog meat farm in Namyangju, South Korea, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The operation is part of HSIs efforts to fight the...