Archive for the ‘Wildlife and Habitat’ Category

Aug28

Cigarette butts

Cigarette Butts

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When we talk about the hazards of cigarettes, we typically focus on health risks – lung cancer, heart disease, or the dangers of secondhand smoke. (more…)

Aug26

Storing carbon in the soil

Soil

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The effort to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere is primarily focused on the sources of carbon, such as emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.   This can be called a supply-side approach.  However, there is also the important issue of carbon sinks, which are termed demand-side approaches to the problem. (more…)

Aug22

The price of ivory

ivory

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The demand for ivory in Asia is reaching epic proportions, fueling organized crime and threatening the future of the African elephant. (more…)

Aug19

Save the frogs

Frog

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Since the 1980s, there has been a worldwide decline in the population of amphibians – frogs, toads, and salamanders.  For a while, biologists were skeptical that these declines were anything more than natural variations.  However, study after study has revealed that the amphibian decline is a real and severe threat to biodiversity. (more…)

Aug14

Tracking fishing boats

Fishing boat

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The Global Ocean Commission has released an eight-point plan aimed at protecting the high seas. Two-thirds of the ocean is considered ‘high seas,’ meaning it lies outside of a national territory. The goal of the GOC is to ensure effective management of these areas, safeguarding them from threats like overfishing. (more…)

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