Poaching Escalates as Officials Recognize World Rhino Day

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: World Wildlife Fund Already this year, 287 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone—16 of them critically endangered black rhinos. This startling spike in poaching sets a dark background for September 22, World Rhino Day…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Porsche Planning Hybrid Version of All Models

October 20, 2010 by  
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Porsche announced in Automotive News Europe that they will make a hybrid version of every model in its current lineup.  For lovers of high-performance hybrid sports cars (like the Porsche 918 hybrid supercar pictured above), this is pretty exciting news. Porsche actually had the world’s first hybrid car over 100 years ago, but didn’t continue making them when gas became super cheap, but this time around, the carmaker is really committing.  The reason for that commitment is that the European Union has introduced much stricter emissions regulations.  Porsche is required to cut its average emissions from 255 grams per kilometer to 216 in the next five years.  Several hybrids in its lineup will help to make those cuts

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The Greenest Brick: City Votes to Demolish Entire Street of 41 Historic Buildings

June 8, 2010 by  
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Terrific illustration from the National Post We do go on about how The Greenest Brick is the One Already in the Wall , how old buildings have embodied energy, how renovation creates more jobs than new construction, and how

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Today Is A Starting Point – Thoughts on World Oceans Day

June 8, 2010 by  
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Photos via The Plastiki It’s very exciting to have a world ocean day, and when you think about our planet being covered in 72% of water, one would think that rather than calling it Planet Earth we would call it Planet Ocean. Today, the 8th of June is a very special day , we get to recognise and appreciate the scale of the ocean and how integral it is to our ability to live on this planet. Often we don’t connect with the ocean; it is often out of sight out of mind, an endless horizon that in real…

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Polar Bears Will Be Extinct in Western Hudson Bay by 2040

June 8, 2010 by  
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photo: James Seith Photography via flickr Back in 2004 there were only about 936 polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay part of Manitoba. Now researchers say that the increasing length of the ice-free season in the region means that a tipping point will soon be reached, which means the polar bears will decline over the next 30 years to a point where too few remain to sustain a viable breeding population. …

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How can I reuse or recycle bread bags?

January 15, 2010 by  
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I can’t believe we’ve not featured this already. We’ve covered stale bread , bread bag tags , how to make a bread bin recycling old stuff , and what to do with an old bread machine pan but not the bags that pre-sliced loaves come in.

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