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Some might say these are trying days. Well, I would feel better if [eople would stop saying "true fact" it's either a face or not and any educated person should know the difference. Climate change is a fact and not up to speculation.

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Poachers have likely killed off the last rhinos in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park, according to a park official who spoke with Portugal News. Park director António Abacar said that no rhinos have been sighted in Limpopo National Park since January, "which means that the ones that lived in the pa...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world. More than one billion people from almost ev...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Which is more important, pandas or pinot? Researchers say that is a question conservationists and wine-growers will have to answer in the coming years as climate change sparks a hunt for cooler places to grow wine grapes, even if those places are home to sensitive animal populations. Already, big p...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The American public has slowly awakened over the past several years to the creep of genetically modified and genetically engineered crops into the food supply. Now a provision in a bill signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama has thrust GMOs into the spotlight, pr...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Harrison Ford would like you to know that should our mistreatment of the planet lead to our demise, the natural world won't stop to grieve.    "Nature doesn't need people, people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human cu...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Sir John Beddington, the government's retiring Chief Scientist has been doing the media rounds today, telling anyone who'll listen how "Climate Change" is still a serious problem about which we should all worry greatly. Has he looked out of the window recently? Looking out of my windo...
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Posted by on in Animals
Conservationists and mahouts greeted Thai Elephant Day with expressions of frustration that the government is making no serious attempt to keep these iconic animals safe in the jungle and at shelters that care for them. They emphasised it is necessary to remind people constantly of the im...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Earth Day Network Sets Global Theme to Highlight Growing Impact on Individuals Through Interactive Digital Campaign The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is “The Face of Climate Change,” Earth Day Network announced today. Earth Day Network, the group founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day t...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Keystone pipeline gains momentum By Zack Colman Green groups are reeling after the release of a draft State Department report that seemed to put the Keystone XL oil pipeline on track for approval. Opponents of Keystone are furious at State’s environmental assessment of the project, which brushed ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
That dripping sink faucet often fades into white noise, but what most people don’t realize is that one leak can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. To raise awareness about our world’s water issues and the small changes individuals can do to help, Surfrider Foundation is proud to bring back th...
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Posted by on in Animals
While it's already well-known that dolphins rank among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, new research is suggesting that they just might be one of the most magnanimous too. A team of biologists recently published a study examining dozens of fascinating cases of inter-species g...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
For decades, air pollution has threatened the health of people in Beijing. Brown smog hangs over the city. The sun, when you can see it, is tinged a rusty brown, like looking at a flashlight through a piece of paper. City-dwellers wear surgical masks to protect their lungs from the pollutants and ot...
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Posted by on in Human Health
A new study published online September 24 in Environmental Health Perspectives also indicates that previous estimates of childhood asthma exacerbation related to air pollution may have underestimated the true burden of exposure on society. The research focused on the Los Angeles basin.“Our findings ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  More research and better policies are needed to protect the world's most vulnerable seas, lying off the coast of West Africa and the Caribbean, local experts have toldSciDev.Net. The two regions have some of the world's unhealthiest seas, according to a new index that assessed the health ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
While founded with good intentions, wildlife trade bans may in some cases be worsening the plight of some endangered species, argues a commentary published in the journalTropical Conservation Science. Looking at three animals listed under the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered S...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Food is getting scarce - and expensive. This is no longer news. But can we really confine ourselves to thinking about the agricultural end of this problem? Larry Elliot writes in the Gaurdian that ‘the era of cheap food may be over’. He's absolutely right in one crucial fact; the world fa...
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Posted by on in Mining
By Hawa Amara The Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractives (AJME) on Friday trained journalists from both the print and electronic media on how to report on mining and environmental issues. The training took place at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) headquarter on Camp...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
On Wednesday, Slash was on hand to help launch the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia. Slash says he first met Bob, the father of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, a couple of years ago at a music festival. "He [Bob] brought some...
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Posted by on in General Environment
TOKYO -- Japan's public wants the government to phase out nuclear power according to the results of town hall-like forums to give the public a say in the debate on the nation's energy supply post-Fukushima. The forums brought together 286 citizens for two days in early August in Tokyo from...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Sea ice extent in the Arctic is very near to beating the previous record low set in 2007, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center. Researchers told Reuters that they expect the record to be beaten by the end of month, well over a week before the melt season ends in the frozen north. ...
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