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Eco Amazons brings together for the first time the women leading the charge to create a sustainable future for all life on Earth. Their efforts demonstrate how individual concern gives rise to passion, how passion leads to action, and how action effects meaningful change—efforts that can be emulated by each and every one of us.
A beautiful rainbow toad species, thought lost for nearly a hundred years, is found alive and well in Borneo.
Conservationists report that the Sambas Stream toad, one of their top 10 “lost” amphibian species, has been rediscovered in Malaysian Borneo 87 years after it was last sighted.
On any given day, the average person’s life is entrusted to more than 2,000 different people who are complete strangers.
The report, which shows how any one of these anonymous individuals making a single mistake can easily cause another person’s death, concluded that it is only through sheer luck that anyone ever makes it through a 24-hour period alive.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, as well as Mexico City and in these parts of the United States: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, plus Washington, D.C. and the Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon. Civil unions and registered partnerships are legal in 20 other countries.