Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

February 3, 2016 by  
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Google, Amazon, eBay, and most other tech giants refuse to allow their users to sell ivory on their platforms. But if you use Yahoo’s Japanese site, you’re welcome to sell all the ivory you want — in fact, the Guardian estimates that more than 12 tons of elephant tusks and ivory jewelry were sold on the site between 2012-2014. A petition from Avaaz argues that Yahoo Japan’s policies are giving poachers an online platform and directly fueling the illegal ivory trade. Sign it now and tell Yahoo this is completely unacceptable! Yahoo – stop your deadly ivory trade! > Read the rest of Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

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Aamodt / Plumb Architects’ modern Texas prefab was built in just 12 months

February 3, 2016 by  
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California passes sweeping ban on rhino horns, elephant ivory to protect endangered animals

September 3, 2015 by  
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Lawmakers in California passed a bill yesterday  outlawing the sale of nearly all ivory and rhinoceros horn products in the state. This move is an attempt to reduce elephant and rhino poaching, which is threatening both species with extinction. The ban gives current owners of ivory products until next summer to sell the items, before facing hefty fines and jail time. Read the rest of California passes sweeping ban on rhino horns, elephant ivory to protect endangered animals

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National Geographic plants faux ivory tusks to track the illegal ivory trade route

August 31, 2015 by  
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National Geographic  is taking an incredible stance in the efforts to stop the illegal ivory trade in Africa by planting and tracking their own faux tusks. Commissioned specially for NatGeo, the fake tusks were equipped with GPS trackers, so the publication could follow the route of the illegal tusk trade around the continent. Traveling almost 600 miles, NatGeo created a comprehensive interactive map that shows the actual route of illegal ivory, poaching hot spots, trader values and major market and exporting hubs, making the illegal industry more transparent then ever before. Read the rest of National Geographic plants faux ivory tusks to track the illegal ivory trade route

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VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short

December 22, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. WARNING: video contains scenes that may disturb some viewers (but, then again, that’s the point!) Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has never been one to shy away from a difficult subject. However, now the Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker director is looking to a conflict of a different kind: the illegal ivory trade and its devastating effects on the African elephant population. In an unflinching animated short that tracks the path of a coveted ivory adornment in reverse, Bigelow drives home the demonstrated connection between the ivory trade and the terrorist organizations that profit from it. Bigelow takes the view that since gut-wrenching images of slaughtered elephants don’t seem to be slowing demand for ivory, getting ivory purchasers to understand that they are funding terrorism will hopefully be more of a deterrent. Read the rest of VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elephants , illegal ivory trade , illegal wildlife trade , international wildlife crime , ivory , Kathryn Bigelow , Last Days , Last Days of Ivory , poaching , terrorism , Video

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Scania is testing Sweden’s first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

December 22, 2014 by  
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A wirelessly charged electric city bus is about to hit the streets of Sweden. Scania is launching a sustainable public transit project in the streets of Södertälje, Sweden in June 2016 to see if the technology could be viable across the world. The system works by allowing the bus to charge in just six or seven minutes wirelessly from the road surface at a bus stop, eliminating the need for long recharges or bulky plugs so the bus can keep going on its journey. Read the rest of Scania is testing Sweden’s first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric bus , electric public bus , hybrid bus , Scania , Scania electric bus , Scania Sweden , Scania technology , Scania tests electric bus , Scania tests hybrid bus , Scania tests wireless bus , Scania wireless bus , Sweden electric bus , Sweden hybrid bus , Sweden wireless bus , wireless electric bus , wireless hybrid bus

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Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand

August 20, 2014 by  
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Africa is experiencing a huge spike in elephant deaths due rising demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations. A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012. A decade ago 25% of all elephant deaths were due to illegal killings, however that figure has risen to 65% today – and if it continues it will lead to extinction of the species. Read the rest of Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: botswana , china , china demand for ivory , chinese embassy in kenya , Colorado State University , East africa , elephant deaths , elephants , george wittemyer , iain douglas-hamilton , illegal ivory trade , illegally killing elephants , kenya , kenya wildlife service , liu xianfa , monitoring the illegal killings of elephants , poaching , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , save the elephants , selous game reserve , South Africa , tanzania

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The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation

August 20, 2014 by  
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What’s the world’s largest solar plant to do when its massive mirrors start frying all of the birds flying by ? If the solar plant is Ivanpah, the apparent solution is to institute a sort of cap and trade system for bird death. Ivanpah’s owners have decided that in order to offset the number of birds killed (one every two seconds) by the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, it will donate money to spay and neuter cats, which are notorious bird killers themselves. Read the rest of The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brightsource Energy , BrightSource energy Ivanpah , BrightSource Energy killing birds , Ivanpah , Ivanpah frying birds , Ivanpah killing birds , Ivanpah neutering cats , Ivanpah solar , Ivanpah solar plant , Ivanpah spaying cats , solar kills birds , world’s largest solar plant , worlds biggest solar

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Powerful Images from the Frontline of West Africa’s Devastating Ivory Trade

June 17, 2014 by  
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Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers

May 15, 2014 by  
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Just four months after officials pulverized $10 million worth of ivory from its stockpile, China is once again taking a public stand against poachers and those who smuggle such items. In Hong Kong, officials began the year-long process of burning 28 tonnes (approximately 61,000 pounds) of ivory tusks and other goods seized from smugglers. Destruction of the ivory was approved by a government committee on endangered species which was on the receiving end of intense pressure from conservation groups. Read the rest of Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blood ivory , burning illegal ivory , destruction of illegal ivory , elephant conservation , endangered wildlife , illegal ivory in China , illegal ivory in Hong Kong , illegal ivory trade

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