Largest rhino farm in the world harvests horns to protect the species

March 4, 2016 by  
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Nearly half of South Africa’s rhinos were killed by poachers last year, and a private army is working hard to protect the remaining animals. Rhinos are hunted almost exclusively for their horns, so John Hume opened a rhino ranch of sorts where he could harvest horns from live rhinos without harming them. A hornless rhino is not an attractive target for a poacher, and Hume and other farmers fought for years to overturn the ban on selling rhino horns so farmers could legally profit from their livestock. Read the rest of Largest rhino farm in the world harvests horns to protect the species

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South African court lifts ban on selling rhino horn

November 30, 2015 by  
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In a shocking decision handed down late last week, a panel of three South African judges struck down the country’s ban on trading rhino horn . Two of the country’s largest rhino farmers, upset that they couldn’t profit from the sale of their herds’ horns, challenged the 2009 ban on the grounds that it had been imposed on the country without any public input. Read the rest of South African court lifts ban on selling rhino horn

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Will Pembient’s 3D-printed rhino horn save the species from extinction?

June 22, 2015 by  
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After 40 million years roaming the earth, the rhinoceros has reached a point where it is classified as “critically endangered”—the Western black rhino has been declared extinct , and only one, single Northern white rhino is left alive on the planet. These majestic creatures have only one predator: humans. Rhino horns are highly prized by some in China and Vietnam as both status symbols and as an alternative “remedy”—one with no basis in medical fact. In the hope of curbing the poaching of rhinos, San Francisco-based biotech firm Pembient is planning to flood the market with 3D-printed synthetic rhino horn that is genetically very similar to the real thing. The company also plans to launch a synthetic rhino horn beer later this year in China. Read the rest of Will Pembient’s 3D-printed rhino horn save the species from extinction? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal poaching , conservation , endangered animals , pembient , rhino beer , rhino china , rhino conservation status , rhino horn , rhino medicine , rhino poaching , rhino vietnam , white rhino

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Amazing floating hotel allows guests to sail away in their own private yachts

June 22, 2015 by  
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Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

June 22, 2015 by  
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Lush rooftop gardens and multi-story farms growing fruits and vegetables ; hydrogen-powered boats sailing down crystal-clear rivers and canals; “strange, sail-shaped constructions that suck CO2 out of the air” – it’s all part of Climate Hope City , a place that lives only in the world of Minecraft. Commissioned for The Guardian by editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and senior staff, the zero-carbon Minecraft city seeks to show that it’s possible to build a sustainable future using existing technologies. Read the rest of Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adam clarke , clean tech , Climate Change , climate change hope city , green architecture , green design , keep it in the ground , minecraft architecture , minecraft building , minecraft challenge , minecraft city , Minecraft climate change map , minecraft design , The Guardian , the guardian keep it in the ground challenge , the guardian minecraft challenge , writing about climate change

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Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

June 22, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one ever expected it to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several videos have surfaced recently showing the new Model S P85D taking on the world’s best sports cars and now we have a video of the P85D showing what it’s got during a drag race against classic muscle cars. Read the rest of Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: drag race , electric car , electric motor , green car , Model S drag race , muscle car , tesla , Tesla Model S P85D , tesla model-s , Video , zero-emissions

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Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana

February 13, 2014 by  
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After years of unsuccessful cries for protection, some of South Africa’s threatened rhinos are finally being rescued. Conservationists have announced a plan to relocate the endangered animals to Botswana after repeated attempts to enact protections within their native country have failed. Last year alone over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns, which are in demand in many Asian countries. But despite conservationist’s attempts to curtail the slaughter, the situation hasn’t improved. In fact, it has only gotten much, much worse.  Read the rest of Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: &Beyond , conservation groups , conserving rhino populations , consevations groups protecting rhinos , Great Plains Conservation , protecting rhinos from poaching , relocating endagered animals , relocating rhinos , rhino conservation efforts , rhino horn , rhino horn Asia , rhino horn demand , rhino poaching , rhino poaching South Africa , rhino protection , Rhinos Relocated , rhinos relocated from South Africa , rhinos relocated to Botswana , South Africa poaching        

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Rhino Poaching has Increased 5000% in Past 6 Years

October 2, 2013 by  
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A recent spike in the illegal wildlife trade is threatening to undo years of work by NGOs and governments around the world to save endangered rhinos. A new video series released by WWF reveals some stark figures: in South Africa alone, rhino poaching has increased by an almost unbelievable 5000% since 2007 . So far in 2013,  700 South African rhinos  have been found slaughtered for their horns. Similar spikes in poaching are hitting rhinos throughout Africa and parts of Asia. Read the rest of Rhino Poaching has Increased 5000% in Past 6 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: illegal wildlife trade , rhino , rhino horn chinese medicine , rhino horn medicinal use , rhino horn trade , rhino poaching , rhinoceros , South African rhino        

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Zimbabwe Rhinos Poisoned by Poachers, Horns Sold to South African Dealers

January 11, 2010 by  
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Wildlife conservationists in Zimbabwe are struggling to protect endangered rhinos – and now the uphill battle includes war veterans who have gotten into the rhino poaching business.

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