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11 Tips for Keeping Birds Safe from Cats

11 Tips for Keeping Birds Safe from Cats

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Adapted from a National Wildlife Federation post by David Mizejewski

The National Wildlife magazine recently looked at the enormous toll that free-ranging domesticated cats take on wildlife in the United States. The latest study has conservatively concluded that between 1.3–4.0 billion birds and 6.3–22.3 billion mammals are killed annually by cats, making them one of the largest human-influenced sources of mortality for birds and mammals in the country.

When domesticated cats prey on wild birds and other wildlife they are simply following their natural instinct.

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How Mars is Taking Action on Climate (and How Your Company Can, Too!)

Mars to Spend $1 Billion on Climate Action

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Adapted from posts by the World Resources Institute and Ceres

Mars, Incorporated, the world’s largest candymaker, made headlines in September with their $1 billion pledge to fight climate change. The money will go to renewable energy for their supply chain, projects that fight deforestation, support for small-scale farmers, and more efficient farming and shipping, among other big investments.

In the corporate sector, Mars is one of the major leaders on this climate change, and EarthShare member nonprofits have been there from the beginning to advance their sustainability goals.

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A timeline of Zinke’s crusade against methane rules

At this point, nobody but the secretary and his industry allies support efforts to halt methane protections.

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The Wilderness Society Commends Lawmakers for Proposal To Protect California’s Central Coast

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The Wilderness Society commends Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA 24) for their courage and foresight in seeking protections for wildlands stretching across California’s rugged and scenic Central Coast.

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Walmart effect: Retailers lead the way on chemical safety at a critical time

These latest actions show that toxic-free consumer products are good for business.

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