“Into The Wildlands Of Finland”

Dreamlike Animal Portraits By Joachim Munter:

‘Joachim Munter is a multi-talented photographer, retoucher, adventurer and forest explorer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Joachim captures spectacular scenic landscapes of his native Finland with the wild animals that call it home….’

Via Design You Trust

Rescuing the Bears

Nepal’s Last Known Dancing Bears Freed:

‘The longtime tradition of bear dancing, derided for its cruel training methods, is coming to an end in Nepal.

Nepalese law enforcement, with the help of the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal and the London-based nonprofit World Animal Protection, recently removed two sloth bears named Rangeela and Sridevi from their handlers…

“We know that Rangeela and Sridevi were suffering in captivity since they [were] poached from the wild and their muzzles were pierced with hot iron rods.”…’

Via National Geographic

US nuclear tests far more lethal than previously recognized

Tests killed American civilians on a scale comparable to Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

‘When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger than previous estimates, with radioactive fallout responsible for 340,000 to 690,000 American deaths from 1951 to 1973….’

Via Quartz