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.
California slaughterhouse closed after shocking abuse video released (via USA Today) (8/21/12)
High school football captain starts kindness campaign (via GOOD) (8/18/12)
CO2 emissions in U.S. drop to 20-year low (via AP) (8/17/12)
One man's fight with big oil (via NPR) (8/17/12)
National Science Foundation promotes climate change education through $19 million in grants (via Education Week) (8/17/12)
"For undocumented youth, new policy carries risks" (via NPR) (8/15/12)
Controversial Brazilian dam construction halted (via Common Dreams) (8/15/12)
Study: major U.S. media not talking about climate change (via MyDesert.com) (8/15/12)
"80% of public schools have contracts with Coke or Pepsi" (via Mother Jones) (8/15/12)
"Extinction rates soar in Brazil's fragmented forests" (via Treehugger) (8/14/12)
Study shows connection between self-interest and environmental behavior (via Wired) (8/13/12)
"You probably have too much stuff" (via NYTimes) (8/13/12)
"What's so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress?" (via NYTimes) (8/8/12)
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