The winter that barely came afforded the beavers here an unusually active season—a reminder of their ecological dominance in North America before Europeans arrived. Text and photos by David Sassoon PLEASANT VALLEY, Mass.—A section of the Yokun Trail at the southern flank of the pond was flooded and closed becauseContinue Reading


Image source, Kelum Rupasinghe Image caption, Ivy Rupasinghe, two, died after she was sent home from Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow By Brian Farmer BBC News, Essex The grieving parents of a toddler have said they will discuss their next move with a lawyer after a hospital admitted she had receivedContinue Reading


Sexual exploitation accounts for nearly three-quarters of ‘obscene’ illegal profits from forced labour, says UN agency., Sexual exploitation accounts for nearly three-quarters of ‘obscene’ illegal profits from forced labour, says UN agency. Criminals are reaping “obscene” profits of nearly one-quarter of a trillion dollars from forced labour, says the InternationalContinue Reading


Home Bias Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check QUESTIONABLE SOURCE A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxesContinue Reading


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