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‘Yoga mat’ chemical azodicarbonamide found in nearly 500 grocery store food items: report │ NY Daily News

“Azodicarbonamide recently made headlines after an online campaign prompted Subway to announce it was removing the additive — used as a bleaching and dough agent in bread products, as well as a foaming agent in the plastics and rubber industry — from its bread.”

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USDA’s Wildlife Services killed 4 million animals in 2013 │ The Washington Post

“The more than 4 million animals shot, poisoned, snared or trapped by the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services in fiscal year 2013 included 75,326 coyotes, 866 bobcats, 528 river otters, 3,700 foxes, 12,186 prairie dogs, 973 red-tailed hawks, 419 black bears and at least three eagles, golden and bald.”

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Are We in the Middle of a Sixth Mass Extinction? | Science/AAAS | News

“First, they calculated the rate at which mammals, which are well represented in the fossil record, died off in the past 65 million years, finding an average extinction rate of less than two species per million years. But in the past 500 years, a minimum of 80 of 5570 species of mammals have gone extinct.”

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