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In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has solidified the concept of corporate personhood. Following rulings in such cases as Hobby Lobby and Citizens United, U.S. law has established that companies are, like people, entitled to certain rights and protections. But that’s not the only instance of e...
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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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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
A team of US regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado goldmine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters) of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. The waste wate...
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Posted by on in Food
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling that found 85 per cent of the seafood it tested was properly labeled.The work included seven hundred DNA samples collected from wholesalers in 14 states, prior to restaurant...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
For the second year in a row, the World Heritage Committee has told Australia to better protect the Great Barrier Reef and address threats from port development, dredging and dumping. “The World Heritage Committee has resisted intense pressure from the Australian and Queensland Governments to w...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
THE overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that human-caused climate change is happening. Yet a fringe minority of our populace clings to an irrational rejection of well-established science. This virulent strain of anti-science infects the halls of Congress, the pages of leading newspape...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and elsewhere — and the venture capitalis...
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Across the country, office conversation murmurs are changing. The elevator silence is no longer filled with that universal summer question, “Are you going anywhere this weekend?” For during this otherwise innocuous August week, people are saying instead, “Hey, it’s Shark Week! Did you watch Spa...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Very exciting news for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, June 18 to approve a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. The Council voted 11 to 1 in favor of the ordinance, and a final vote is scheduled for next week. Last year, the Council voted 13 to 1 to move f...
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