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Scientists Find Answer to Why Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Are Starving

Scientists finally have an explanation for why so many starving sea lions have been stranded along Southern California’s coast in recent years. Their mothers are not getting enough nutritious food.

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4 Fish We’re Overeating and What to Eat Instead

Paul Greenberg loved to fish growing up in Connecticut. But by the time he was an adult, he noticed there were far fewer varieties of fish than when he was a young boy. So, as he explained in his TED Talk below, he started going to fish markets to investigate. No matter where I went, Greenberg said, whether it was North Carolina, London or Paris, I would find the same four fish everywhere: shrimptunasalmon and cod.

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Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Revenant’ Drove Home Need to Take Climate Action (VIDEO)

For those who missed the Golden Globes on Sunday night, The Revenant won big. Leonardo DiCaprio took home Best Actor for his role as an 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass. Alejandro G. Iñárritu won a Golden Globe for Best Director. And, the film won for Best Motion Picture Drama.

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Michael Pollan: What You Should Eat to Be Healthy

A new documentary from Kikim Media based on Michael Pollan’s bestselling book, In Defense of Food, helps consumers navigate a food system complicated by globalization and industrialization.

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Aziz Ansari Blasts Factory Farming for Cruelty to Chickens (VIDEO)

Aziz Ansari is having quite the year. The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation wrapped up earlier this year. His book Modern Romance was released this summer. And this fall, his show Master of None, which he co-created and starred in, debuted on Netflix. In his stand up special, which is also available on Netflix, he blasts the egg industry for its cruel treatment of chickens.

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Why Is It So Warm in December?

Some on Twitter are having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit with temperatures far above normal for much of the eastern U.S.

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Prince Charles: Climate Change Is Linked to Syrian Civil War, Terrorism and Refugee Crisis

England’s Prince Charles told Sky News in an exclusive interview that climate change was a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Prince Charles, who has been outspoken on the issue of climate change and sustainability for the last four decades, will deliver a keynote address at the COP21 Paris climate talks next week.

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Elon Musk’s Brother Wants to Revolutionize Our Food System

Kimbal Musk is not as well known as his brother Elon, but his work may be no less ambitious. Kimbal and Elon sold their first tech company, Zip2, for $300 million. Elon used that money to launch his next project, PayPal. But Kimbal “left Silicon Valley for culinary school, and later started opening a series of highly regarded restaurants in Colorado,” says FastCoExist.

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Salmon Lovers Beware: 4 Ways to Avoid Getting Duped by Mislabeling

That wild Alaskan salmon you get at your favorite local restaurant might not be the real deal, according to a new report from the nonprofit Oceana. The report reveals that America’s favorite fish — salmon — is often mislabeled in restaurants and grocery stores.

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It’s Official: Jon and Tracey Stewart Convert 12-Acre Farm to Animal Sanctuary

The rumors are true. Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey are turning their 12-acre farm in Middelton, New Jersey into an animal sanctuary affiliated with Farm Sanctuary. The organization has been working for the last three decades to end inhumane farm practices and create better lives for animals. Tracey revealed the news on Saturday night at Farm Sanctuary’s annual gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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