newspaperEach 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.

Teen starts litter clean-up program, becomes CEO of his own green org (via Grist) (6/4/13)

“‘The Talk’ – How to tell your 8-year-old about climate change” (via New American Media) (6/4/13)

“Park-protection fight in Istanbul sparks nationwide protest movement” (via Treehugger) (6/3/13)

New data show students experiencing less bullying, fear at school (via Education Week) (6/3/13)

“Smugglers drive Thailand’s gruesome trade in dog meat” (via CNN) (6/3/13)

Corporate sustainability (on its own) isn’t really sustainable (commentary) (via Grist) (6/2/13)

“Fired for being gay? Protections are piecemeal” (via NY Times) (5/31/13)

“Battling deforestation in Indonesia, one firm at a time” (via NPR) (5/31/13)

Support for bicycling increases nationwide, including NYC (via AlterNet) (5/30/13)

“Terrible toll of fishing nets on seabirds revealed” (via Nature) (5/29/13)

“UN: Accelerating biodiversity loss a ‘fundamental threat’ to the ‘survival of humankind’” (via Common Dreams) (5/28/13)

“USDA inspector general: food safety and humane slaughter laws ignored with impunity” (via Huffington Post) (5/28/13)

More companies seeking non-GMO ingredients as citizen demand rises (via NY Times) (5/26/13)

As deadline for Millennium Development Goals nears, how are we doing? (via Christian Science Monitor) (5/26/13)

“Boy Scouts end longtime ban on openly gay youth” (via NY Times) (5/23/13)

“India bans captive dolphin shows, says dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’” (via Treehugger) (5/21/13)

Bear bile trade in China draws increasing opposition (via NY Times) (5/21/13)

“Hot in my backyard”: the national conversation on climate change (via NPR – This American Life) (5/17/13)