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No More Elephants? Poaching Crisis Takes Its Toll In The Central African Republic

Archived, 15 days ago From  

Years of civil war and poaching have virtually wiped out elephants from one of their historical strongholds in Central Africa, an aerial survey conducted last year by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) indicates. ...

Elephant Tusks And Pangolin Scales Seized, Six Suspects Arrested In Ivory Coast

Archived, 15 days ago From  

VIETNAM - Officials in Ivory Coast have announced the seizure of over half a ton each of elephant tusks and pangolin scales following a crackdown on a transnational trafficking network. Authorities also confiscated some leopard parts and illegal firearms, acco ...

10-Year-Old Discovers Rare Lizard Fish Fossil

Archived, 17 days ago From National Geographic 

The rare fish fossil could provide insights into how marine species adapt to changing climates. ...

Marmots Live Longer When They Are Antisocial

Archived, 17 days ago From Smithsonian Magazine 

ne may be the loneliest number for humans, but some mammals fare better when they are on their own. Take, for instance, the yellow-bellied marmot. As Douglas Quenqua reports for the New York Times, researchers in Colorado have tracked the interaction ...

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

Archived, 18 days ago From National Geographic 

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice. ...

Hong Kong Will Phase Out Ivory Trade by 2021

Archived, 18 days ago From Smithsonian Magazine 

Yesterday, the Hong Kong Legislative Council voted 49 to 4 to phase out the sale of antique ivory. As Tiffany May at The New York Times reports, the city will ban all sale of ivory, new and antique, by 2021, closing a system that poachers have previo ...

Industrial Whaling of the 20th Century Was Worse Than We Thought

Archived, 18 days ago From Marine Conservation 

In 1972, on board a Soviet whaling ship, a crew member was holding a small party to celebrate his absent wife?s birthday. It was a ruse, but he needed a way to distract the fleet?s Japanese observer from the dead blue whale being hauled on deck and c ...

In Kenya, Giraffe Herds Look Very Different Where Lions Roam

Archived, 19 days ago From Earth Touch 

Lions eat baby giraffes. In fact, it's generally thought that the lion is the only species (aside from humans, of course) that poses a major threat to these long-necked giants, and that the big cats have a habit of going after young individuals. Howe ...

Eel Of Fortune

Archived, 19 days ago From Marine Conservation 

Lighting the hissing naphtha lamp mounted at the front of his metal canoe, Kerry Prosper prepares for a midsummer eel hunt on Nova Scotia?s Pomquet Harbour. It?s just past sunset, and the conditions are perfect, with warm air gently rolling off the b ...

Hong Kong Votes To Ban Sale Of Ivory

Archived, 19 days ago From Conservation International 

Hong Kong banned the sale of ivory on Wednesday, the latest blow to an illegal trade that has brought elephants to the brink of extinction. ...

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Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

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The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

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President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

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From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

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