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The world's biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It's products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southe...
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A Kenyan grassroots initiative, Walk With Rangers, has spoken out against the controversial rhino auction held by the Dallas Safari Club that saw the highest bidder, Mr. Corey Knowlton, cough up a staggering US$350 000 to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia. “The sum is pittance compared to...
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Bottlenose dolphins with missing teeth, lung disease, and abnormal hormone levels were found swimming in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the BP oil spill, US researchers say. Pneumonia, liver disease and a pregnant female carrying a dead foetus were also reported in the first major study of dolphin...
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More than two dozen striped dolphins were slaughtered in the fishing town of Taiji, according to conservationists. Sea Shepherd, who was in the area monitoring the activity, reported that the dolphins were herded into a cove with tarpaulin coverings to conceal the slaughter. The town of T...
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The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
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Gaea      Because of you, I flow crimson tears.      Because of you, I wither in silence.      Exhausted body and soul, feeble consolation.      You cannot appreciate, I am already too tired.        I shiver, throe...
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China’s demand for luxury knickknacks lies beneath some spectacular carnage of late. As we highlighted in August, the illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab, the terrorist group behind the Westgate Mall massacre in Kenya late last month. Al-Shabaab finances as much as 40% of its operations&n...
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In the heated exchanges about the consequences of the ongoing federal government shutdown, one important impact has been largely overlooked: the devastating consequences of this closure on the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Like the National Institutes of Health, th...
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Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down. The US government is headed for a shutdown after members of Congress were unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget. They have until midnight tonight...
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What could make a former Marine, retired cop, and self-described "ultra-conservative" oppose fracking in his home state of Ohio? At a diner off of Route 22 near Steubenville, OH, Ed Hashberger had the answer. Dressed in a red polo shirt emblazoned with the U.S. Marine Corps logo and carrying a Marin...
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TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. The Nuclear...
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When did everything become Plastic? When I was a kid, we collected shells on the beach, not plastic trash. There wasn't enough disposable plastic in those days for plastics to collect on the beaches. Plastic bags came into heavy use in American grocery stores when I was in high school in the late '...
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Prince Charles issued a scathing denouncement of corporations and of climate change skeptics for failing to take environmental actions to save the “dying patient,” planet Earth. The Prince of Wales specifically faulted “corporate lobbyists” and then said the planet should be cared for much as a doc...
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Ad dumped as Nine gives Greenpeace the bird The Nine Network has been accused by Greenpeace of buckling under pressure from the beverage industry for the last-minute yanking of an ad promoting recycling from its Friday night football coverage. A 45-second version of the ad on YouTube has been amon...
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Authorities have pulled 8,354 hog carcasses from a river that provides drinking water to Shanghai. Locals worry about contamination, but the municipal government has said repeatedly that tap water is safe. BEIJING — The number of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river that provides drinking water to t...
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Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say By Carl Franzen E-commerce has disrupted a number of industries, but it's only helped expand the global market for items made of illegal African elephant ivory. Online sales listings for items made of the highly-co...
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Stop ivory poaching or face sanctions, nations warned at Cites 'Gang of eight' countries at the heart of surge in elephant slaughters must deliver plans with goals for the next 12 months by Damian Carrington The "gang of eight" nations at the heart of an unprecedented surge in African elephant ki...
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Kardashians receive nearly 50 times more coverage than ocean acidification   The non-profit organization Project for Improved Environmental Coverage (PIEC) recently released a report that compared and ranked news organizations according to how they had prioritized environmental headlines. The...
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    The 2011 figures for the biggest polluters: 1. China, up 10 percent to 10 billion tons. 2. United States, down 2 percent to 5.9 billion tons 3. India, up 7 percent to 2.5 billion tons. 4. Russia, up 3 percent to 1.8 billion tons. 5. Japan, up 0.4 percent to 1.3 billion tons. 6....
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  Some of the world’s leading environmental and marine conservation organisations have come together to write a letter to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands to halt one of the worlds most prolific whale hunts. This year (up to 24th August 2012) the islanders have killed 590 pilot whales...
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