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Open Letter to the President: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

The odds that President Obama will read the following blog letter addressed to him are extremely slim – probably the same odds that I will be elected President of the United States during any future election. But I’m going to post it anyway. Who Cares? – Right? It’s the joy of blogging. Mr President, One […]

Video: Climate 101 with Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains science. Hopefully, the word and the science will spread. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Top climate scientists urge President Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline

A letter from 18 of the top climate scientists in the country is urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. From extracting the tar sands to piping the dirty product down from Canada to the Gulf Coast, it’s a bad thing for the environment and wildlife. 350.org reports an environmental impact statement is […]

It’s January – and insects are singing and stinging here in Carolina

I’ve lived in my hometown all of my life. But I never recall a time in a past mid-January when crickets and other insects were making their music, mosquitoes were biting and moths were flying around the porch lights. All of that has occurred over the last 24 hours here – and today I was […]

Video: Melting ice fields and hunters sending the polar bear closer to extinction

The polar bears are in trouble. Their habitat range is melting away. And on top of this threat from a changing climate, some misguided and cruel people want to hunt them into extinction. Causes.com is reporting President Obama and the Russian government are working an agreement to ban the trade in items derived from killing […]

Scientific American lists the Top 10 Science Stories of 2012

Scientific American covers a vast array of topics in its publication and on its website. This week, it list the Top 10 Science Stories of 2012. One of the most troubling stories on the list, as it relates to our regular topics here at Pack Mentality, is the record loss of Arctic sea ice. This […]

Climate change debate needs to expand

Finally, near the end of the 2012 Presidential campaign, the issue of climate change was discussed in the media. Hurricane Sandy forced it into the news cycle, along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama. I have to once again note that we need more discussion about the causes. The debate too […]

Pack Topics: Burning cases alarm animal lovers in Philly; Ocean acidification

Pet burning cases in Philly: Four cases of someone burning a pet have occurred over the last six weeks in Philadelphia. On her Philly Dawg blog on the Philly.com website, Amy Worden is calling it an epidemic. Amy Worden offers links to the four cases and notes there was a fifth recent cruelty case where a […]

Pack Line Headlines: Petition against dog racing ad, seal pups face climate change, bear-bile farming

43,000 sign petition against Skechers greyhound racing ad: Over 43,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org, requesting the company change plans on its reported Super Bowl ad that will feature racing dogs. Business Insider received a letter from Cheryl Kearney, the director of post production, noting the American Humane Association had observed the […]

Federal judge rightfully agrees that polar bears should be on Endangered Species List

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gets a Pack of Justice Award for ruling polar bears should be on the Endangered Species List – due to the impact of melting sea ice. The judge, as reported in an Huffington Post article, ruled the decision was “rational” and “based on science.” Great News – We need more […]