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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Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages”

February 25, 2013 by  
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After years of public speculation about the impact of pollution  on some areas of the country, the Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection has finally confirmed the existence of “cancer villages.” The environmental ministry published a report that acknowledges the public health threat caused by toxic chemicals and hazardous smog. Chinese officials announced a five-year plan to deal with the harmful effects of air and water pollution. Read the rest of Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer villages , china cancer rates , china cancer villages , china environmental report , china hazardous smog , china health issue , china industrial waste , china pollution , Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection , environmental destruction , pollution-linked cancer , water and air pollution china

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Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages”

February 25, 2013 by  
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After years of public speculation about the impact of pollution  on some areas of the country, the Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection has finally confirmed the existence of “cancer villages.” The environmental ministry published a report that acknowledges the public health threat caused by toxic chemicals and hazardous smog. Chinese officials announced a five-year plan to deal with the harmful effects of air and water pollution. Read the rest of Chinese Officials Confirm the Existence of Pollution-Choked “Cancer Villages” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer villages , china cancer rates , china cancer villages , china environmental report , china hazardous smog , china health issue , china industrial waste , china pollution , Chinese Ministry of Environment Protection , environmental destruction , pollution-linked cancer , water and air pollution china

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

February 25, 2013 by  
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There is a good reason why Argentina’s flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans to increase its capacity by 35 times and the government begins to hand out incentives to private companies. International developers are looking to the western regions where projects are estimated to produce over twice the amount of energy coming from solar in Germany , the world’s current market leader. The plans would assist in the efforts of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to increase the amount of energy generated by renewables from 2 percent to 8 percent by 2013. Read the rest of Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aldar sa , Argentina , Brazil , china , Columbia , debt , default , enarsa , germany , inflation , president cristina fernandez de kirchner , renewable energy , sky solar holdings co. , Solar Power , solaria energia & medio ambiente sa , south america , Spain , tariff

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

February 25, 2013 by  
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There is a good reason why Argentina’s flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans to increase its capacity by 35 times and the government begins to hand out incentives to private companies. International developers are looking to the western regions where projects are estimated to produce over twice the amount of energy coming from solar in Germany , the world’s current market leader. The plans would assist in the efforts of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to increase the amount of energy generated by renewables from 2 percent to 8 percent by 2013. Read the rest of Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aldar sa , Argentina , Brazil , china , Columbia , debt , default , enarsa , germany , inflation , president cristina fernandez de kirchner , renewable energy , sky solar holdings co. , Solar Power , solaria energia & medio ambiente sa , south america , Spain , tariff

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

February 25, 2013 by  
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There is a good reason why Argentina’s flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans to increase its capacity by 35 times and the government begins to hand out incentives to private companies. International developers are looking to the western regions where projects are estimated to produce over twice the amount of energy coming from solar in Germany , the world’s current market leader. The plans would assist in the efforts of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to increase the amount of energy generated by renewables from 2 percent to 8 percent by 2013. Read the rest of Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aldar sa , Argentina , Brazil , china , Columbia , debt , default , enarsa , germany , inflation , president cristina fernandez de kirchner , renewable energy , sky solar holdings co. , Solar Power , solaria energia & medio ambiente sa , south america , Spain , tariff

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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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18,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Louisiana Wildlife Refuge

April 7, 2010 by  
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Officials have reported that an estimated 18,000 gallons of crude oil have spilled into a Louisiana wildlife refuge 60 miles outside of New Orleans. The rupture occurred in a Chevron oil pipeline, and an evaluation of the damage to the ecosystem is underway. What’s known is that the spill has created a 5 mile long slick, and occurred in a remote area so difficult to access that caretakers weren’t able to reach it…

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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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Texas Raid: Largest Exotic Animal Seizure in US

December 16, 2009 by  
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  Officials seized thousands of exotic animals from a Texas business earlier this week in what is being considered as the largest animal seizure in the United States.  Officials seized nearly 20,000 exotic animals from Arlington-based U.S. Global Exotics after receiving a tip from federal authorities who were conducting an undercover investigation at the same location. Read more of this story »

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