Lovelorn Snowy Owl Continues 7 Year Quest to Find Mate

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PRESS & JOURNAL– A lonely and lovelorn snowy owl is still languishing in the Western Isles without a female companion. It is now seven years since the large white owl, the same species as Harry Potter’s faithful companion Hedwig, first appeared in the Outer Hebrides.Each year he takes up his pattern of nomadic wandering in quest of a mate. In the past, the … Read More

Shocking Figures From America Shows Bee Catastrophe

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THE GUARDIAN– Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to survive the winter. The decline of the country’s estimated 2.4 million beehives began in 2006, when a phenomenon dubbed colony collapse disorder (CCD) led to the disappearance … Read More

Malcolm X Killer Thomas Hagan Released After 44 Years

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TIMES NEWSLINE– Thomas Hagan, 69, the sole confessor of Malcolm X killing has finally been granted parole. He was released Tuesday at 11 a.m. from minimum-security Lincoln Correctional Facility. Since 1984, he has appealed to the parole board 14 times and each time his appeal has been turned down. His plea for freedom was based on the request to go … Read More

One in Every 100 Americans Are in Jail

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POST GAZETTE– Pennsylvania had the largest prison population growth in the Northeast last year, part of a national trend of proliferating prison populations in which more than one in 100 American adults now is incarcerated, according to a study released yesterday by the Pew Center’s Public Safety Performance Project. In spite of the sobering statistics behind the highest imprisonment rate … Read More

China Tries to Sterilize 10,000 Parents Over One Child Rule

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TIMES ONLINE– Doctors in southern China are working around the clock to fulfil a government goal to sterilise — by force if necessary — almost 10,000 men and women who have violated birth control policies. Family planning authorities are so determined to stop couples from producing more children than the regulations allow that they are detaining the relatives of those … Read More

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