On the Brink of Extinction: Call to Close Cruel and Inhumane Tiger Farms

January 28, 2010 by  
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Officials from 13 nations are meeting to discuss conservation efforts to save the endangered tiger.   Officials from countries where tigers still roam – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam -  are taking part in the Asia Ministerial Conference (AMC) on Tiger Conservation . The conference runs from January 27 to January 30, 2010,  in Thailand. Read more of this story »

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Grass Fed Beef Still Has E. Coli Danger

January 28, 2010 by  
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The benefits of organic and grass fed beef have been well documented.  Numerous studies have shown that organic and grass fed beef has significantly higher levels of Omega 3s and lower levels of saturated fats than conventionally produced beef.  But recent studies have cast doubt on the long held wisdom that grass fed beef does not have significant E. Coli contamination issues. Conventional food wisdom has stated that since it isn’t raised on a feedlot, grass fed beef is less susceptible to E.

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Auroville, India: Ecovillage Spotlight

January 22, 2010 by  
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Continuing a series on Ecovillages I started last month, this article delves into some of the unique features and successes of the extraordinary Auroville ecovillage in India.

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Yemen No Longer Major Destination for Illegal Rhino Horn

January 12, 2010 by  
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Once the largest importer of illegal rhino horn for use in ceremonial dagger handles, Yemen is no longer considered a driving force in the current rhino poaching crisis. While demand for illegal rhino horn in Asia surges and threatens to undermine decades of conservation efforts, the market for illegal rhino horn in Yemen has decreased sharply. Read more of this story »

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6 Bird Species Go to Amazing and Very Different Lengths to Find a Mate.

January 12, 2010 by  
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This post presents amazing video clips of the courtship behaviour of six birds. Such amazing behaviour that is linked to appearance and build is worth thinking about just over 200 hundred years after the birth of Darwin. The post simply explains the behaviour in a single paragraph, gives a link for further study and leaves the reader to watch the short video

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Ecosystems, Plants & Animals on the Move, but Fast Enough?

December 29, 2009 by  
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Some species are already on the move because of climate change, but a lot more is needed for species & ecosystems to survive. A new study by the California Academy of Scientists attempts to estimate how fast species and ther ecosystems will have to move to keep up with climate change

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Ecovillage Spotlight: Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland

December 29, 2009 by  
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Ecovillages are great habitats and support systems for people who want to live environmentally friendlier, happier, healthier lives. One of the most famous modern ecovillages, Findhorn Ecovillage, starts this ecovillage spotlight series.

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125 Pilot Whales Die in Two Separate Strandings

December 29, 2009 by  
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Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded on two New Zealand beaches over the weekend.  The first incident involved 63 pilot whales stranded on North Island.  Rescuers were able to coax 43 of the magnificent creatures back to sea.   Read more of this story »

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Turtles Tracked Around the World

December 26, 2009 by  
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Starting on Christmas, yesterday, two sea turtles that are being tracked by scientists as they swim around the world’s oceans can also be tracked online by common, interested folks.

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$100 Billion Opportunity for Waste-To-Energy Companies in Developing World

December 26, 2009 by  
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Here’s an opportunity to wisely spend some of the $100 billion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised at Copenhagen to cut the greenhouse gases of developing nations by aiding in the development of renewable energy infrastructure to by-pass fossil fuel dependence. ( Previous story

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