Category Archives: Conseravtion

The conservation of habitat and species is THE GOAL of environmentalism. Why should we protect species we may never see or habitats that we may never visit.

Designing Peace Through Transportation — The Context of Rio+20

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Feb 2, 2012 Forum on Peace through Transportation A Joint Project of the WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and KOTI (Korea Transport Institute) So what exactly does Peace have to do with transportation?  (Fights on the Max … Continue reading

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A green tailgate in the land of orange and white

By Mike Ellis independentmail.com October 8, 2011 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY — It’s built to be an inviting front “porch” to be pulled out at Clemson University football games. It can be compacted down to a width of two-and-a-half feet so it … Continue reading

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Is Organic Agriculture Bad for the Environment? Another Reason to Eat Locally

Written by Rachel Cernansky www.care2.com January 4, 2012 The New York Times ran an important story about a growing shift in the organic agriculture industry away from sustainable practices. There are still no synthetic chemicals, but large farms growing organic … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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OCEAN CACOPHONY A TORMENT FOR SEA MAMMALS

By Staff AFP Dec 7, 2011 The constant thump of oil and gas exploration and military testing has made ocean noise levels unbearable for some sea mammals. With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and … Continue reading

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Scientists Reveal How Hummingbirds Sing with Their Tail Feathers

By Staff International Business Times September 10, 2011 The hummingbird, one of the smallest birds famous for its mid-air hovering, has its name derived from a hum it produces during the male hummingbird’s courtship ritual. The exact source of its … Continue reading

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Huge Australian bushfires ignited rare plant growth

By Wendy Zukerman www.newscientist.com 19 September 2011 Rare plants are springing up in an Australian park ravaged by bushfires – plants that had never been recorded there before the fire. The astonishing revival is providing new insights into the way … Continue reading

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Marine scientists call for industrial deep-sea fishing ban

By Juliet Eilperin September 7, 2011 The Washington Post Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper by an international team … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … Continue reading

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‘The noise rang in my head for hours': Incredible photos of 1.3million geese taking off on their migration home

By Staff DAILY MAIL (UK) September 3, 2011 These amazing images show a landscape dominated by a huge gathering of snow geese, as 1.3million of them descend on a single wildlife park. There are so many geese they appear to … Continue reading

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