Father and Son Caught on Video Killing a Black Bear and Her Cubs in Alaska, Police Say — #blackbear

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A father and son skied to a remote bear den on an Alaska island, shot a mother bear in front of her two cubs and then one of them turned his rifle on the shrieking newborns, killing them, authorities said Wednesday.

via Father and Son Caught on Video Killing a Black Bear and Her Cubs in Alaska, Police Say — TIME

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Experts say Alabama beachgoers likely killed hundreds of protected birds, used their eggs to decorate the sand — National Post

Beachgoers in Alabama who descended on the breeding ground of a threatened seabird species this summer scared adults away from their nests and used the eggs to decorate the sand, most likely killing hundreds of chicks, wildlife experts say.

via Experts say Alabama beachgoers likely killed hundreds of protected birds, used their eggs to decorate the sand — National Post

Trump administration unveils plan to weaken Obama-era emissions standards for cars — National Post

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 – a massive regulatory rollback likely to create potential upheaval in the nation’s automotive market. California and 18 other states said they would sue to stop the Trump administration proposal…

via Trump administration unveils plan to weaken Obama-era emissions standards for cars — National Post

THC-containing cannabis oil shows promise for treating Dravet syndrome epilepsy — National Post

Toronto researchers have determined what dosage of a specially formulated cannabis oil is safe and can be tolerated by children with Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic form of epilepsy that causes lifelong seizures. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children tested the cannabis oil, which contains CBD (cannabidiol) and a small amount of marijuana’s psychoactive ingredients…

via THC-containing cannabis oil shows promise for treating Dravet syndrome epilepsy — National Post

5 high schoolers chosen as National Student Poets — National Post

NEW YORK — Five teenagers have been selected National Student Poets, a program that will have them serve as ambassadors at everything from literary readings to community service. The poets include Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, from Burlington, Vermont, and Heather Laurel Jensen of Mesa, Arizona. National Student Poets was founded in 2011…

via 5 high schoolers chosen as National Student Poets — National Post