Hooch the Hero Dog

A three-year-old French Mastiff named Hooch has been named this year’s most courageous canine, winning the top title of “American Hero Dog” at the 2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

To win this honor, Hooch received nearly a million votes by the American public and bested 173…

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Turning Bottles into Gold

That plastic bottle you’re drinking out of could become your next pair of pants, thanks to some innovative recycling technology.

Repreve, a brand of recycled fibers from manufacturing company Unifi, is opening a new plant in North Carolina that will transform plastic bottles into 75 million pounds of “bottle…

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Vanishing Elephants

The results of a recent census of African Savanna elephants shows a dramatic decline in the population of these majestic beasts.

This study – which was funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc — the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants.

Sadly, the Great Elephant Census…

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The Star of the First Pro Football Game Made $500

A Yale All-American named “Pudge” Heffelfinger received $500 when he scored the only points in America’s first professional football game.

This game took place in 1892, in Pittsburgh.

It was previously thought that the first pro game happened in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in 1895. However, the U.S. Census…

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Pet-Friendly Housing Developments Are a “Thing”

American homebuilding companies are going to great lengths to offer unique features, and attract homebuyers in a crowded market. Their latest ploy: communities designed to be pet-friendly.

To appeal to pet owners, homebuilder Taylor Morrison is creating all sorts of innovations, including what they call Doggie Lifestyle Concierges, Lush…

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