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Author: Meg Hamill

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Government in South Africa Earns Millions in Ivory Auction, Proceeds Go Towards Conservation

South African National Parks (SANParks) held a UN sanctioned auction on November 6th,  where they sold off 47 metric tons of stockpiled ivory, earning the government conservation agency US$6.7 million. [social_buttons]The auction in South Africa marked the end of a “once-off” sale of ivory approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) […]

November 10th

UK Beekeepers Protest Over Massive Death of Bees

Britain’s government has been warned that the country will enter into an “agricultural disaster” unless more money is put towards discovering what is killing the country’s bees. Protesters from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), dressed in traditional, white beekeeper suits, delivered a petition signed by more than 140,000 people to Downing Street today, calling for […]

November 6th

Dry Mushrooms Could Slow Global Warming

New research shows that mushrooms feeding on dead vegetation in soils of northern areas like Alaska and Siberia, eat less and produce less harmful carbon dioxide, when temperatures climb. When researchers from UC Irvine set out to investigate how climate change was affecting carbon dioxide output by fungi in dryer parts of the Northern Hemisphere, […]

November 4th

Garbage Dump in Africa Brings Death to Elephants

A number of elephants have died after eating plastic from a garbage dump in Chobe National Park in Botswana.  The Chobe District Council says it has no choice but to continue dumping trash at the site. Elephants, hyenas, baboons and birds all gather at the dumping site in Chobe to feed. Just this year, three […]

November 3rd

Popular US Farm Chemical = Death to Frogs

A new report shows that atrazine, the second-most widely used agricultural herbicide in America, poses a serious threat to amphibians. [social_buttons]For a long time now, I’ve been hearing about the worrisome disappearance of amphibians around the world.  One third of amphibian populations on Planet Earth are threatened with extinction.  A new study finds that atrazine, […]

October 31st

America to Decide: What is Organic Fish?

In two weeks The National Organics Standards Board is expected to vote in Washington on what kinds of fish can actually be labeled organic.  Tell Washington what YOU think by signing a petition from the Consumer’s Union. [social_buttons]We’re all pretty clear on what “organic” means when it comes to vegetables, poultry and red meat, but […]

October 30th

Google Earth Adds Underwater Ocean Element

Geared towards raising awareness of endangered ocean habitats, a new online tool allows viewers an in-depth peek at underwater reefs around the world. Google Earth has taken us up and out into the universe, and now they are taking us down and under the surface of the sea. The new Google Earth ‘layer’ will allow […]

October 27th