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.
Why don't more cities promote composting?: "Big trash" (via Earth Island Journal) (Autumn 2012)
100 most endangered species listed: are they worth saving? (via NBC News) (9/11/12)
Reframing global warming as a public health threat (via NPR) (9/10/12)
"Retaliation against whistle-blowers up sharply, says study" (via Ethics Newsline) (9/10/12)
"Hong Kong retreats on 'National Education' plan (via NY Times) (9/9/12)
"A terrifying way to discipline children" (commentary) (via NY Times) (9/8/12)
One woman's campaign against household toxins (via NY Times) (9/6/12)
"New Zealand grants a river the rights of personhood" (via Treehugger) (9/6/12)
Animals desperate for food, water during drought turn to towns (via NY Times) (9/6/12)
"Rethinking humanitarian relief: sourcing locally before disaster strikes" (via GOOD) (9/6/12)
Report says climate change will starve the poor even more that we thought (via Treehugger) (9/5/12)
Hong Kong airline bans transport of "unsustainably sourced" shark products (via Treehugger) (9/5/12)
Illegal wildlife trade flourishes online (via The Guardian) (9/3/12)
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