Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.
"Rare earth mining in China comes at heavy cost for local villages" (via The Guardian) (8/7/12)
Study: countries with more freedom of the press have better environmental quality (via Treehugger) (8/6/12)
Two young women help animals for their bat mitzvah (via Boston.com) (8/6/12)
"Biotech giants are bankrolling GMO free-for-all" (via Mother Jones) (8/6/12)
New study links current events to climate change (via AP) (8/4/12)
Studies show sources used for climate change info depend on beliefs (via NY Times) (8/3/12)
What to do when there are "too many" animals in zoos: contraception, or kill them? (via NY Times) (8/2/12)
"16-year-old creates wildlife tracker website for African game reserve" (via Treehugger) (8/1/12)
"Is the livestock industry destroying the planet?" (via Smithsonian) (8/1/12)
"Bhutan bets organic agriculture is the road to happiness" (via NPR) (7/31/12)
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