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Facing the wind a year after Sandy

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The wind picked up in early October, late in the afternoon, seven days before the full moon, which arrived on Oct. 19. 

It took all my energy to convince myself that we weren’t being blown away again. I kept saying the storm can’t be that bad, the moon is not full, the moon won’t pull the tides so far if it is not full. I was right -- and also experiencing post-Sandy traumatic stress syndrome.

Turkson: 'Sustainable food systems for world food security should be our goal'

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The world's current food problems can be linked to a global loss of faith, Ghana's Cardinal Peter Turkson told a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday night.

"The challenge that is facing us is that [the earth] belongs to God in the first place," he said. "It is entrusted to us, given to us in custody, but we may never accept or pretend that we are responsible for this."

Donation push means bear-lion-tiger family can remain together

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"BLT," the world's only bear-lion-tiger family, recently faced eviction from their home at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Ga. Thanks to the recent generosity of strangers, BLT can rest easy.

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary had to comply with USDA rules and double their fence height by this month, at the cost of $500,000. The nonprofit feared closure because they didn't have the funds, and shutting down would mean separating their beloved BLT.

The renewable energy of the Spirit and the tale of the purple loosestrife

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We make a giant environmental mistake when we don't look at the Spirit as a source of renewable energy. To be someone who fruits Spirit is to be in charge of your own inwards, so much so that your relaxation is contagious. You sparkle with composure. That composure makes other people sparkle with composure. The insurmountable becomes surmountable when you are around. You renew.

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