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Posted by on in Animals
Tigers are “functionally extinct” in Cambodia, conservationists conceded for the first time on Wednesday, as they launched a bold action plan to reintroduce the big cats to the kingdom’s forests.  Cambodia’s dry forests used to be home to scores of Indochinese tigers but the WWF said inte...
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Scientist blame mite infestation, agrochemical exposure to neomicotinoids. The Bee Informed Partnership study, a collaboration between USDA, the University of Maryland and other research and beekeeper groups showed bee mortality during one year at 44%, the second higher ever and almost triple the n...
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Posted by on in Fishing
The outlook just got worse for the world’s most endangered tuna. A new assessment shows that the Pacific bluefin tuna population, estimated a few years ago to have declined by 96.4 percent from its historic, unfished size, has continued to drop. The latest stock assessment, released April 18 b...
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Posted by on in Animals
Three year study of historic leopard range in Africa, Asia and Middle East documents loss of 75% of their range. Source scientific journal PeerJ. Leopards have almost disappeared from vast areas of China, Southeast Asia and Arabian peninsula,  while African leopards are facing challenges in th...
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Posted by on in Animals
Taking steps to allow shark populations to return to healthy levels. Globally, sharks are facing extinction because of the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup, as well as other threats, such as becoming by-catch and being used in cosmetic products and health supplements. The expensive soup ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
AIR FORCE ONE TO VEHICLE CITY: President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Flint, Mich., today, turning the national spotlight once again to the impoverished community where lead-contaminated water has been pouring from the taps for more than two years. The former General Motors town had its...
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Posted by on in Solar
Author - Kaitlin Krull  Making use of renewable energy in the home is a fairly new concept for most of us homeowners. While we know that the installation of solar power systems has increased exponentially in recent years in American homes (with current installations providing more than ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the first frumpy Toyota Prius debuted in Japan almost 20 years ago. The same can be said for electric cars since GM rolled out its EV1 in the late 1990s, only to backtrack, repossess and destroy all of them, infuriating its fans in the process. There ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
It’s raining in Washington, D.C., as I write this, drops tapping out a steady beat that recalls the rhythms of my Oregon childhood. There’s something familiar about this weather, whatever its imperfections. Meanwhile, 1,100 miles to the southwest, a storm system threatens Dallas with torna...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down attempts by two cities to ban or delay fracking. Monday's ruling is a victory for the oil and gas industry and for state officials who say only state government can regulate energy, not cities or counties.    The court may not have the final...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
o state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — were filed against a pair of ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Coral reefs around the world are rapidly dying – just when humans need their protective services the most. The plight of the world's reefs has become all too clear this month with news from the Australia that the 30 to 50 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is already dead, and the realizati...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The billions of single-celled marine organisms known as phytoplankton can drift from one region of the world's oceans to almost any other place on the globe in less than a decade, Princeton University researchers have found. Unfortunately, the same principle can apply to plastic debris, radioactive...
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Posted by on in Transportation
With only days to go before the deadline, Volkswagen AG (VW) and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement over how to deal with the automaker’s “dieselgate” emissions scandal. Volkswagen agreed to fix or buy back some 500,000 vehicles caught up in the crisis. What wasn’t ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Fine particles from car exhaust, pow...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio called on world leaders assembled at the United Nations on Friday to go beyond their commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change, and push for "bold, unprecedented action."  Representatives from more than 170 countries met on Earth Day ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Today is Earth Day, which raises awareness about the health and preservation of our planet. While today might be the one day that really drives the point home, the big changes will come when Earth Day is celebrated every day by changing old habits into more ecologically-minded ones. Here are some s...
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Posted by on in Food
Brazil's largest grocery chain has pledged to stop selling beef produced on deforested land in the Amazon rainforest in what campaigners say is a victory for the environment and human rights. Food retailer Pão de Açúcar also promised to stop buying beef produced by workers living in slave-like cond...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 will mark the six-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that claimed the lives of eleven men and caused the largest man-made oil spill in history.The cleanup crews abandoned the Gulf Coast years ago, claiming that the damage from the spill was “...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate science is uncompromising. We’ve already warmed the earth 1 degree Celsius. And we have enough carbon and methane and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and enough heat in the oceans to warm the earth another half a degree Celsius already. So if we stop all greenhouse gas emi...
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