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18

Apr

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoirPortland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir
Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

laurajmoss:

This is the stuff my dreams are made of.

It’s Friday! To celebrate, we got you some kittens — and some top stories from the week.
4 years after Gulf oil spill, wildlife still dying
The science behind your cat’s most adorable features
Women love a man with a beard, but only when a beard is hard to find
Happy Friday from MNN!

laurajmoss:

This is the stuff my dreams are made of.

It’s Friday! To celebrate, we got you some kittens — and some top stories from the week.

Happy Friday from MNN!

17

Apr

How ‘Hoppie’ the sea lion ended up in a California orchardThe animal managed to swim and hop its way 100 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, earning him the sweet nickname.

How ‘Hoppie’ the sea lion ended up in a California orchard
The animal managed to swim and hop its way 100 miles away from the Pacific Ocean, earning him the sweet nickname.

11

Apr

Come on, everyone! It’s Friday!
Here are some stories from the week:
How to hike with your dog
Will this be a banner year for manatees?
Sriracha hot sauce is officially a public nuisance
Looking to adopt a shelter animal? Here’s your chance! Apply to adopt an ASPCA animal during the first ever National Pet Day Google Hangout. Watch today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and help save shelter animals!
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

Come on, everyone! It’s Friday!

Here are some stories from the week:

Looking to adopt a shelter animal? Here’s your chance! Apply to adopt an ASPCA animal during the first ever National Pet Day Google Hangout. Watch today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and help save shelter animals!

MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

04

Apr

Thirsty for some good Friday reads? We’ve got you covered:
How switching fonts could save the government millions
Is your photography good enough for National Geographic?
America’s tire mountains: 90 percent are gone, thanks to recycling programs
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!

02

Apr

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warningAt least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning."It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warning
At least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning.

"It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

28

Mar

We hope your weekend is as epic as this catch!
Here are some top stories from the week:
Where did the word ‘OK’ come from?
Why do some zoos euthanize healthy animals?
If you were an orphaned animal, you’d want this woman to be your mom
Happy Friday from the Mother Nature Network!

We hope your weekend is as epic as this catch!

Here are some top stories from the week:

Happy Friday from the Mother Nature Network!

26

Mar

Why do some zoos euthanize healthy animals?Marius the giraffe died on Feb. 9 from a shot to the head with a bolt gun. Workers at the Copenhagen Zoo then publicly dissected the animal and fed his body to the lions. News of the incident horrified people worldwide, and the zoo faced backlash that included death threats to the zoo’s director, Steffen Stræde. This week the Copenhagen Zoo is making headlines again after it euthanized four healthy lions — two adults and their 10-month-old cubs — by lethal injection. Stræde said the zoo didn’t expect a public outcry like it received in the wake of Marius’ death. "I think people are more enlightened after Marius," he said. “Marius hasn’t made us the least bit afraid because what we are doing is the most correct thing to do." To understand the rationale behind his comments, you have to understand the history. Read more.

Why do some zoos euthanize healthy animals?
Marius the giraffe died on Feb. 9 from a shot to the head with a bolt gun. Workers at the Copenhagen Zoo then publicly dissected the animal and fed his body to the lions.
 
News of the incident horrified people worldwide, and the zoo faced backlash that included death threats to the zoo’s director, Steffen Stræde.
 
This week the Copenhagen Zoo is making headlines again after it euthanized four healthy lions — two adults and their 10-month-old cubs — by lethal injection.
 
Stræde said the zoo didn’t expect a public outcry like it received in the wake of Marius’ death.
 
"I think people are more enlightened after Marius," he said. “Marius hasn’t made us the least bit afraid because what we are doing is the most correct thing to do."
 
To understand the rationale behind his comments, you have to understand the history. Read more.

24

Mar

Prime Minister: Malayasia Airlines Flight 370 lost, crashed in Indian OceanMalaysian Airlines has also acknowledged the loss of the flight, notifying family members via text message.

Prime Minister: Malayasia Airlines Flight 370 lost, crashed in Indian Ocean
Malaysian Airlines has also acknowledged the loss of the flight, notifying family members via text message.

20

Mar

Marlin shuts down oil productionThe fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.

Marlin shuts down oil production
The fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.