08 Jun '11, 4pm

Green Wine Guide:: by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY on 06. 8.11 As someone deeply concerned about animal welfa...

Green Wine Guide:: by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY on 06. 8.11 As someone deeply concerned about animal welfa...

As someone deeply concerned about animal welfare issues and animal rights, zoos have long not set well with me. However much I don't like to see animals confined in cramped enclosures, provided the conditions are adequate for the animals (and I'm well aware that many are not, including some famous ones in the US) I begrudging accept that many zoos do genuinely good conservation work for wild animals and visitors to zoos come away learning something. It may be an unfortunate situation, but some good does come out of it. But that's always just been my intuition on the subject. Now, a new study backs up that intuition. Kids going to zoos is demonstrably a learning experience. Based on survey of visitors between the ages of 7-14 to the London Zoo, Mongabay reports that slightly over half of them showed improved knowledge in at least one of the following three areas: Conservati...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/kids-do-learn-fro...

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treehugger.com 07 Jun '11, 4pm

photo: Derek Visser /Creative Commons You probably could've guessed this: New York Times reports that immediately after th...

New Anti-Obesity Housing Unveiled in New York

New Anti-Obesity Housing Unveiled in New York

planetgreen.discovery.com 08 Jun '11, 3pm

The message is being heard loud and clear. Obesity is out of control and we have to do something about it. New York City h...

First National Animal Rights Day Held in New York City:

First National Animal Rights Day Held in New Yo...

care2.com 09 Jun '11, 8am

The very first National Animal Rights Day was held Sunday, June 5 at Union Square Park in New York City and those in atten...

NEW VIDEO: Celebrities speak out to keep New Yo...

switchboard.nrdc.org 08 Jun '11, 3pm

“I love my New York water.” That’s what a group of New York-based actors are saying in a new video that aims to keep the s...

Massive Solar Flare Could Spark Northern Lights Above New York City

Massive Solar Flare Could Spark Northern Lights...

ecorazzi.com 08 Jun '11, 9pm

If you’ve yet to see the Northern Lights in person (YouTube doesn’t count), tonight might just be a good time to check the...