Endangered South African Penguins Find Safety at California Academy of Sciences

October 8, 2010 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch The South African penguin is a much less well known species than the penguins adapted to cold climates like those of March of the Penguins status, the Emperor penguins. But for a rather unfortunate reasons, they’re hopefully about to get much more well known.

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Endangered South African Penguins Find Safety at California Academy of Sciences

Erin Hanson’s Clever Art Underscores Our Need To Want Less

September 3, 2010 by  
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Image by Erin Hanson Erin Hanson’s outlet is the Recovering Lazyholic , and she has some great ways of pinpointing the unfortunate condition of so many of us folks, who give in to our slovenly side a little too often. One of her projects is “Need to Want Less,” a series of graphics that smartly and succinctly sums up the choices we’re given about consumerism. …

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Did Republicans Abandon Environmentalism Over the Decade?

April 22, 2010 by  
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Graph via Gallup A Gallup poll recently surfaced bearing the unfortunate news that Americans’ views of environmentalism had diminished over the decade. As you can see in the graph above, those thinking the green movement did more good than harm fell from 75% to 62% amongst the general population, and those who thought it did more harm than good rose from 21% to 36%

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The Week in Pictures: Killer Whale vs. Jaws, Bottled Amazon River Water, Rat Poison in Paradise, and More (Slideshow)

February 12, 2010 by  
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From the news that Amazon River water is being stolen and bottled abroad to a recent documentary that shows a killer whale taking on a great white shark, a lot happened the week in green. A rather unfortunate-looking but aptly-named blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is threatened with extinction, Xie Yan, the China Country Program Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, estimates that fewer than 50 South China Tigers are left in the wild, and Lord Howe Island, 800 miles off the coast of Sydney, will soon be darkened as helicopters pour 42 tons of rat poisoning over the tiny island paradise. Find out what else happened …

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The Week in Pictures: Killer Whale vs. Jaws, Bottled Amazon River Water, Rat Poison in Paradise, and More (Slideshow)

Only North America Experienced Cooler than Average Temps in 2009

December 8, 2009 by  
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Image via Robin Cooper Research It’s rather unfortunate that a story like this requires reporting, but it’s understandable: many fail to accept that global temperatures are rising on the grounds that last summer was cold where they live. Of course, that ignores data meticulously collected around the globe , but we humans are reactionary creatures–it’s the way we’re built. If we come out …

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GOOD Tracks the Progress at COP15

December 8, 2009 by  
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Image credit: Good Copenhagen is currently hosting what some have called ” The most important meeting in history .” World leaders have come together to preserve the climate, and the planet, for future generations. So, how are they doing so far

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Rhinos: 11 Incredible Facts, Plus Photo Gallery

November 19, 2009 by  
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Thanks to rampant poaching and habitat destruction, rhinos have the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most endangered animals on earth. Over the last 30 years, the world’s overall rhinoceros population has declined by over 90% – and if not for dedicated conservation efforts over the last 100 years, it is likely that all rhinoceros species would already be extinct. To help raise awareness for these proud pachyderms, here are 11 incredible facts about rhinos – plus a compilation of beautiful photos (except for one very graphic photo) and a couple of videos, too

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GOP Ramps Up Attacks on Dems Who Support Clean Energy Reform for 2010 Elections

November 17, 2009 by  
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Photo via the AP, by Pablo Martinez Monsivais Republicans on the Anti-Energy Reform Warpath for 2010 This unfortunate headline caught my eye in today’s GreenWire: Political Fallout of Vote for Climate Bill Tested in House Race in N.M. Turns out a well known Republican politician is preparing to try to take his seat back in the House of Reps–by focusing squarely on the fact that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Harry Teague voted for the climate bill

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