President Obama Issues Executive Order to Protect Africa’s Elephants and Rhinos

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Image via Shutterstock Illegal wildlife trafficking imperils the continued existence of Africa’s elephants and rhinos, and it poses an increasingly dangerous security threat. During his recent tour of Africa, President Obama promised to help countries like Tanzania curtail the threat, and he has issued an executive order to do so. Read the rest of President Obama Issues Executive Order to Protect Africa’s Elephants and Rhinos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa tour , Elephant , extinction , illegal wildlife trade , ivory , president obama , presidential executive order , presidential task force , rhino , security threat posed by wildlife trafficking , tanzania , wildlife trafficking        

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IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

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Photo via Shutterstock Ikea furniture is ubiquitous in dorm rooms and apartments all over the world, but it’s difficult to fathom exactly how much of the world’s resources are actually used to make Ikea products. According to  Pacific Standard , Ikea uses about one percent—yes, one percent—of the world’s entire commercial wood supply . That amounts to about 17.8 million cubic yards of lumber last year. It’s difficult not to have mixed feelings about so much of the world’s forest going to the production of cheap furniture, but the Swedish retailer isn’t all bad. Read the rest of IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , FSC , fsc certification , fsc certified wood , ikea , ikea furniture , ikea green , ikea stores , Ikea wood , sustainable forestry , sustainable wood , timber , Wood , wood furniture        

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