Naki’o is a mixed-breed dog with four prosthetic leg devices. Naki’o lost all four feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home.
He now lives in Colorado Springs, happily.
Photos: REUTERS/Rick Wilking
On Tuesday, California became the third state (plus D.C.) to expressly state that insurance companies must provide coverage for necessary transition-related treatment for transgender people. The other states that explicitly ban anti-trans discrimination for insurance matters are Colorado and Oregon.
The directive, which the Transgender Law Center hails as “groundbreaking,” confirms that California’s Insurance Gender Non-Discrimination Act mandates equal access for all patients to medically necessary treatment, regardless of the patient’s gender identity or expression.
“This one letter will save lives,” Masen Davis, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, said in a statement. “For years, transgender Californians have been denied coverage of basic care merely because of who we are. Discriminatory insurance exclusions put transgender people and our families at risk for health problems and financial hardship. Now we can finally get the care we need.”
Fantastic news. This needs to be a national standard.
These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.
For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.
The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.
Sir Patrick Stewart and LeVar Burton kissing on stage at Toronto Comicon yesterday evening. (x)
I wish I had that “do you ever cry” “I’m crying right now” image.
here u go
if you’re having a bad day, here’s two amazing dudes being adorable together!!! the sun is definitely shining a little brighter for me today after seeing this.
this is SO CUTE GOSH
“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”
WHY ARE WE NOT ALL DOING THIS CONSTANTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now we’re craving Cheetos…
[via Laughing Squid]
All I want is to be married to you.
The star of “Parks and Recreation” and former “Saturday Night Live” performer has an agreement with It Books for an “illustrated, non-linear diary” with stories both true and invented.
Jokes, candor and life lessons are promised. It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Monday that the book is currently untitled and scheduled for 2014.
In an episode of the NBC comedy set to film next week and air later this season, Ben and fiancée Leslie (Amy Poehler) take a road trip to his hometown of Partridge, Minn., where they meet up with his sister, Stephanie (Gish). Homecoming week should be interesting, as Ben briefly served as the town’s mayor at age 18 before being impeached.