Conservation

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Between 1976 and 2013, a small village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins--for their teeth. Prized for use as jewelry, currency and even bride price, the teeth fetched about $0.70 a piece in

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Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

It's pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares for his post-TV

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To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

  New York State is stepping up and shutting off to protect migratory birds from light pollution. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all non-essential outdoor lights at state

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Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

St. Petersberg is getting a new pier -- again. A group of Tampa-based architects, including ASD, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, and Ken Smith Landscape Architect have been announced as the

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9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more bird

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

When it comes to protecting the environment, political action and grassroots movements tend to get the most attention. But environmental lawsuits have proven to be an important - if unglamorous - way to

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion

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Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and it’s killing them

Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and it’s killing them

Think an addiction of nicotine is bad for you? Well, it's nothing compared to the bees who are getting addicted to it from pesticides call neonicotinoids. These pesticides affect the colony growth and

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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed libraries allow people to

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What can we learn from Cuba’s remarkable farmers?

What can we learn from Cuba’s remarkable farmers?

The current Cuban system of farming was developed in response to crisis. In 1989, with the collapse of the Soviet Union underway, overnight Cuba lost its most vital trading partner, and the source

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The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong

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How Earth Day came to be

How Earth Day came to be

As Earth Day approaches this Sunday, many of us will contemplate our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but do you know how this holiday first came to

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6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

1. Don't Drive I know, I know. At face value, this doesn't sound like much fun at all. But that's only because you've forgotten how awesome the alternatives can be. Give your car the day off this Earth

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Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

This piece of steel mesh doesn’t look like much but it might be one of the only things that can separate oil from water. By allowing water to go through, but oil to float on top, thanks to an

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the world. In the first,

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry in

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PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo opened a new art exhibition that celebrates larger than life installations made entirely from recycled materials. Second Nature: Junk Rethunk features the work of

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PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of Environmental Protection

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Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Yup. You read that right. Scientists say a "blob" in the Pacific Ocean could be to blame for the drought in the West and the East's seemingly endless season of snow. Apparently, about 1,000 miles off the

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Edith Macefield’s ‘Up’ house may come down after auction closes on April 20

Edith Macefield’s ‘Up’ house may come down after auction closes on April 20

The world has closely followed the story of this little Seattle house that belonged to a tough old lady named Edith Macefield. When developers sough to build a shopping mall on her block, Macefield

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

  World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel sits on

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This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

https://vimeo.com/110566773 Once a common sight throughout Britain, hedgehogs are now disappearing quickly. These iconic animals numbered close to 30 million back in the 1950s, and now, their numbers

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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

Many of the world's most magnificent animals are quietly slipping away. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most endangered animals based on data from The World Bank. According to Jon

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

  Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely. Their numbers have dropped by ___

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USDA links insecticide to 20 year decline in monarch butterfly populations

USDA links insecticide to 20 year decline in monarch butterfly populations

Planting a butterfly garden isn't enough to help monarchs thrive in North America, according to the USDA. A new study published last week in the journal Science and Nature illustrates the deadly

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This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion

This periodic table shows which of Earth’s elements are at risk for depletion

And you thought we were just running the world out of oil. Ha. Think again. All around you are rare elements from the Earth. LCD screens have a bit of indium; LED’s, lasers, semi-conductors and the

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Polar bears cannot thrive on land, study says

Polar bears cannot thrive on land, study says

Polar bears can't survive on land, but they're trying to. They have to. It's not news that sea ice is melting due to climate change. Polar bears now have to look elsewhere for food instead of their

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Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio is building a luxury eco-resort near Belize

Award-winning actor and staunch eco-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is launching a new project: transforming a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation area. He purchased the

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10 of the most gorgeous national parks you’ve likely never heard about

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you’ve likely never heard about

1. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota Named after the voyageurs, the French-Canadian fur traders who were regular visitors through the area a couple of centuries ago, this national park is one of the

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Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

It’s official. Trans Canada has confirmed it’s canceling its pipeline port terminal in Cacouna, Quebec due to protest and concerns over potential impacts to endangered beluga whale species in the

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