Nature Hates Boating, and You Should, Too

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 12.5 million boats. From small fishing boats on inland lakes and rivers to giant cruise ships and yachts sailing the high seas, Americans love their boats. After all, a day on the water, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face is an enjoyable pastime.

Unfortunately, it isn't great for the environment. Every time we take a boat out on to the water, it contributes to environmental harm.

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Millions of Tiny Baby Crabs Turn An Australian Island Into A Red Carpet

If you don't like things that crawl, we don't recommend you continue.

If, however, you're a sucker for the incredible force of nature and the majesty of life, this is exactly the kind of thing you'll like: the annual migration of millions of baby crabs on Christmas Island is underway.

Every year in November or December, the crab species leaves its home, swarming from the centre of the 135 square-kilometer island to reach the ocean where they lay their eggs.

Then, around this time of year, the new generation wash up on shore and need to make the way back home without any of their parents to guide the way.

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​Ultraskiff - The Worlds #1 Portable Round Boat

The Ultraskiff 360 is the original, first and only patented user-friendly, portable design of a round boat. This small, lightweight, durable round watercraft is the perfect platform for fishing, hunting and pleasure boating.

The Ultraskiff sets a new standard of safety, comfort, stability, versatility, transportability and fishability from a chair, casting stool or standing. They figured out a way to design a round skiff with an incline on the deck that positions your feet for optimum balance control and a lower, tighter center of gravity when sitting, standing up, leaning over, fighting a fish or getting in and out of the boat.

The Ultraskiff 360 also has a patented detachable pedestal mount for easy access through the center hole for strapping during transport or securely locking it up outside.

It is transportable by rolling the skiff like a wheel, sliding it on its side bumper or using a standard hand truck. You can fit up to 2 in a pickup truck bed or use any small boat or utility trailer. The Ultra skiff 360 is perfect for everyone from recreational boaters to serious anglers and hunters.

Learn more on their website: Ultraskiff.com

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Whether you're deathly afraid of crawly insects or an avid believer in their right to live, this handheld bug catcher is for you.

Squeeze the handle to open the bristles, release to grasp the bug, and squeeze again to free it—somewhere outside, we presume. The firm outer bristles help grip larger bugs (beetles, spiders, and even scorpions). Inside, the soft nylon bristles keep even smaller bugs safe.

With the long handle, you'll enjoy a comfortable 25-inch distance from the critter. And that length also lends some leeway to grab insects in hard-to-reach spots.

Tony Allen designed My Critter Catcher for his afraid-of-spiders son. Because spiders are helpful predators who get rid of other pests, Tony wanted a non-harmful way to catch and release.

This invention lets you declare "long live the bugs" and "keep that thing away from me" in one combined sweep.

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Bald Eagles Are Dying And It's Our Fault

From their website: Blue Mountain Wildlife's mission is to preserve wildlife and the habitats in which they live. A healthy world will support healthy, thriving wildlife and healthy, thriving humans. We do this through wildlife rehabilitation and public education.

Orphaned, injured or sick wildlife are provided the necessary treatment and care enabling their return to the wild.

Educational programs and outreach enhance people's understanding of the impact their actions have on wildlife and the natural environment.

Most of the animals brought to BMW have had negative encounters with humans, such as collisions with vehicles or manmade structures, gunshot wounds, poisoning or destruction of nests. Wildlife has not evolved to coexist with these situations, and humans have a responsibility to both understand and ameliorate their impacts.

Upon receiving an injured, ill or orphaned animal, a trained rehabilitator evaluates the condition of the animal and provides medical treatment.

Animals requiring specialized care are taken to Pendleton Veterinary Clinic. Feeding, administering medication, physical therapy and reconditioning are among the many daily care tasks that are necessary for restoring an animal to a releasable condition.

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2 Months Of Work In 1 Minute

Dutch artist Marcel Witte creates paintings that look like photographs and carry powerful messages. His work 'Migration' features a life-size polar bear mother and her two tiny cubs, floating on an air mattress in the shape of a floe.

This acrylic environmental piece took Marcel 2 months to finish: "To start the painting process, I use a lot of pictures," the artist said.

"These examples are used to make the animals as realistic as possible. I study the movement of the animal, the attitude, the look in the eyes, the structure of the fur and the specific character to let the animals live throughout the painting. You simply want to hug the animal or hold it in your hands. To intensify this feeling, I paint the animals nearly life size."

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The Real Diddy Kong Is The Tiniest Monkey With The Biggest Instagram Following

Diddy Kong and Tiny Kong were born in Miami, Florida, and have an incredible story. Diddy Kong just turned one year old on August 19, 2016, and Tiny Kong will turn one year old in a few months.

When Diddy Kong was born, his Mom and siblings died upon birth. He needed to be adopted so he was brought in. He now has an incredible life. They decided to get Tiny Kong after learning how important it is for monkeys to have a playmate. Diddy Kong and Tiny Kong are BEST friends and do everything together!

Are You Brave Enough For The World's Highest Cliff Jump?

This is an intense, undie staining, adrenaline stimulation activity achieved by launching yourself from a cliff, 109m over the famous Shotover River.

The uniquely designed system allows you to swing 200m with a 60m vertical freefall down a steep rocky cliff face. Throw their amazing staff into the mix and you've got the experience of a lifetime.

Total Solar Eclipse: Prepare Yourself For The “Big One” In 2017

The year has only just begun and yet people across the world are already gearing up for the biggest astronomical event to take place in North America in almost forty years.

On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States, darkening skies from the West coast all the way to the East coast.

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Hairless Hamster Gets A Tiny Sweater To Keep Her Warm

When Silky's family decided to move, they were unfortunately unable to bring her with them to their new home. She was brought to the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Oregon, where staffers immediately fell in love with the unique little hamster.

Silky is a little different — because she has no hair.

"Silky is hairless due to a genetic mutation," Diana Gabaldon of the Oregon Humane Society told The Dodo. "While she isn't fluffy like a normal hamster, she is just as cuddly and playful as any other hamster. She does need to be kept in a heated environment, especially during the winter, and have a higher protein diet to keep her warm."

Due to her lack of hair, Silky definitely has a tendency to get cold easily. When animal care technician Selene Mejia saw Silky huddled in the corner of her cage, she felt bad for the little hamster, and decided she had to do something about it.

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This Couple Thought They Adopted A Mini-Pig, But It Grew Up Into 670 Pounds Of Cuteness

Life can sometimes give you a blessing in disguise! When Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter in Canada adopted Esther the pig, they thought she was a pygmy piglet.

Two years and 667 lbs later, their "tiny piglet" turned out to be a full-size commercial pig, but the love and friendship that they experienced from Esther had already changed their lives for the better.

When they realized how intelligent and friendly Esther was (pigs are as smart as dogs, and considered by many to be cleaner animals), they couldn't stomach the idea that they were eating other pigs that were just as smart and friendly, so they became vegans.

They were so deeply affected by their life with Esther, in fact, that they were inspired to devote their loves to building an animal shelter.

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Giant Rare Super Moon In Gemini: Get Ready For A Huge Energy Shift On December 14, 2016

You are going to want to make sure that you're more than ready for this next major shift.

As Gemini sets itself in the constellation of Gemini, this is a time where we must find all of our imbalances and figure out a way as to where we can make ourselves whole again.

The energy from this major shift is going to compel you to find all of the cracks or crevices within yourself that need the most improvement.

This major shift will grant you the necessary wisdom to move forward from past mistakes that you would otherwise dwell on. Consider this to be a sort of detox of all the negative emotions that you've been feeling for the past however long.

Something else that you might want to consider with this full moon is meditation. Meditating will give you the clairvoyance you need to see all of the things that you want to change about yourself.

Perhaps you already know about the things that need improving, you just have been avoiding them for a while now because you know it's going to take a lot of time and effort in order to balance those things about yourself.

This is why it's a good thing to allow yourself to meditate so that you know deep down what it is you desire most out of happiness. There is only one answer and there isn't going to be anyone else to give you that answer.

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You Are About To Witness a Record Breaking Supermoon – The Biggest of The Century

Like the Hunter's Supermoon of October, the Beaver Supermoon receives its name from the old world practice of hunting and trapping animals for food.

In particular, the beaver was an important resource animal for pre-industrial society because of their thick, warm pelts. The full moon is named in honor of what the noble beaver has to offer.

It also coincides with a period of time in which beavers are preparing themselves for the winter, indicating that we humans need to be doing the same.

During this time, they reinforce their dams, stockpile food, and prepare to ride out the cold months ahead.

This year's Beaver moon is actually a Supermoon. "Supermoon" isn't exactly a scientific term, but more a visual description coined by Richard Nolle in 1979.

The scientific term is "perigree-syzygy," meaning the moon is at its closest to the Earth during its monthly orbit.

Rare Hunter's Supermoon In Aries Will Light Up The Sky This Weekend. THIS Is What It Means For You!

This weekend, star gazers and lunar enthusiasts alike will be treated to the sight of a rare Hunter's Supermoon.

Best seen Saturday and Sunday night, this supermoon will dazzle with a orange red hue, and it will appear larger and brighter than a normal moon.

The Hunter's moon arrives almost always in the month of October around the autumn equinox.

Its brightness comes from the fact that it's at its closest point in its orbit to the Earth and it appears closer to the horizon, making it appear larger and brighter.

The Hunter's moon gets its hue from the atmosphere.

Being near the horizon, the atmosphere is thicker between you and the moon, thus causing different shades of orange and red to discolor the moon.

Prepare For A Huge Energy Shift On September 30, 2016 – Rare Black Moon Rising In Scorpio

What's so special about a black moon? Well, black moons are very similar to blue moons as well as being the exact opposite. Black moons only appear if there are two new moons in the same month.

Since we already had a new moon on the first of September, this next new moon that is suppose to rise in Scorpio on September 30th is considered to be a black moon since it is the second new moon of the month.

Blue moons only ever occur whenever you have two full moons in the same month, meaning that the second full moon would be considered the blue moon.

So, what can you do in order to prepare yourself for this astronomical event?

Add Living Art To Your Walls With These Circular Framed Planters

Traditionally, when you put plants in your home, they're potted in soil and set in a place where they'll look nice. They get a good amount of sunlight, and aren't in the way of anything.

As you can imagine, some plants are absolutely massive, making it hard to find room for them. Others are tiny and only take up a bit of space, but still get in the way from time to time.

But what if you could put plants on your walls? Not hanging from your ceiling, but actually set on the sides of the walls of your home? Kim Fisher, floral designer and avid gardener, has given us a way to do just that.

Her creation? Vertical planters that create lovely ornaments for your walls instead of your tables, window sills, and floor space.

Fisher's use of minimal aluminum framing means more attention on the plant life inside, rather than the bulky pots that they usually call home.

The foundation in each planter is made up of rocks and moss instead of dirt. Each planter is about 22 inches across and incredibly lightweight.

These beautiful, easy-to-hang planters can be purchased at Fisher's Etsy shop. And each planter you order comes with two plants included, so you're already one step ahead of the game.

What do you think of these unique planters?

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In Canada, Animals Are Now Considered "Sentient Beings" And NOT Property

Animal abuse found in Quebec is starting to dwindle with their new bill, issued in 2015, stating that animals are now to be considered as "sentient beings" opposed to being labeled as property.

As people would know that the Canadian province of Quebec has been boasted as the sanctuary of puppy mills. The new bill states:

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7 Photos That Will Brighten Your Day & Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Everyday adversities get to us every now and then. It's okay to admit defeat, be vulnerable, and even expose a little bit of those sensitive feelings from time to time.

However, we have something that is going to reverse those sensitive feelings all together!

Even though there are a variety of things in this world that would love to see you cry, we like to combat those things with these amazing events that are happening all over the world as we speak!

Unemployed But Have An Interview?

No problem at all! This dry cleaning business has got your back as well as your suit. If you have little to no money to spare for a quick dry clean for a job that you really need, then stop on by to get your brand spanking new business suit!

No charge, no questions, and everyone is ready to make you an employed person once more!

The Amazing 100-Year-Old Maker Of Dresses

That's right, Lillian Weber who is the age of 100 has been making one dress per day for young girls who are in dire need of some clothes.

She has made over 1,000 dresses so far and plans to keep making many more! That's pretty freaking amazing.

With Love, Not War

At a protest in Romania, this little one offers the police a heart-shaped balloon as a symbol of peace.

We need more brave heroes like this little friend. It's important to remember that love surely does conquer all in the end.

Prosthetics For Elephants

This elephant lost it's entire leg from stepping on a land mine. Fast forward a little further into the future, this elephant has a brand new leg and foot all together!

It will still take some time for this elephant to get use to the changes but at least there was a solution to this horrible problem.

Seagull Down!

An injured seagull had little to no energy at all to fly anywhere. Luckily, this rollerblader that was passing by saw the struggling bird and decided to give it a very much deserved drink from the water fountain.

I would like to think that anyone would do this for an injured animal they were just so happened to be rollerblading by. What a nice guy!

Save The Lamb!

These guys saw a lamb that was trapped deep in the raging rapids of a river and immediately became the rescue team that lamb so desperately needed.

Putting themselves into the dangerous rapids and hoisting the lamb out from certain doom just in time. I am really happy to know these guys are out there saving helpless wildlife!

Your Local Free Libraries

Free libraries can be found all over a local community. Essentially what this is is a place where people can browse used books, see if they like it and take it, or leave a book that they no longer need but want others to enjoy as well.

It's a really amazing thing when people are so willing to freely share their knowledge and joy in a place such as a free library!

See? Not everything is so bad in the world. In fact, there are a variety of amazing people on this planet who only want to see good things happening everyday. The best part is is that you can be join in too!

These Gorgeous Green Roofed Homes From Scandinavia are Straight Out of a Fairytale

These stunning homes located in Scandinavia are a huge hit because of how effective their green roofs act as a big part of nature as well as shelter for people to live in.

Even though they are amazing to look at, these homes are ideal for their ability to reduce heating costs during the cold winter months and can keep homes cooler on extremely hot days in the summer. Their sound proofing of almost all outside noises is amazing and the home can maintain a roof's lifespan up to sixty years. Finally, it has the capability to reduce the crucial impact of all carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.

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