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Laos & Cambodia rosewood exports violate UN treaty

Jun 24, 2016

LONDON, June 24, 2016 - Criminality and corruption have swept a flood of endangered rosewood exports from Laos and Cambodia which fundamentally violate trade protections imposed by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

In the new report Red AlertPDF, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that in the first 18...

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Unprecedented Offshore Fracking in Cook Inlet Threatens Alaska’s Endangered Belugas

Jun 23, 2016

ANCHORAGE, AK, June 23, 2016 - The Center for Biological Diversity today urged federal officials to block an oil company’s plans to drill multiple new wells and conduct the first large, multistage offshore fracking ever done in Alaska’s environmentally sensitive Cook Inlet.

In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Center noted that...

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U.S. has largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries

Jun 23, 2016

WACO, TX, June 23, 2016 - Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at...

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Sea star death triggers ecological domino effect

Jun 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 - A new study by Simon Fraser University marine ecologists Jessica Schultz, Ryan Cloutier and Isabelle Côté has discovered that a mass mortality of sea stars resulted in a domino effect on B.C.'s West Coast Howe Sound marine ecology.

In the summer of 2013, millions of sea stars along the West Coast...

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Oxfam/Glastonbury album for refugees dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP and humanitarian

Jun 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 - In the first live Glastonbury album of its kind, world-famous musicians will collaborate with the world’s best-loved festival and Oxfam to Stand As One with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.

Artists including Coldplay, Muse and Foals will contribute a song recorded during their forthcoming Glastonbury sets to Oxfam...

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Grand Canyon Transforming into Game Farm for Hybrid Bison

Jun 20, 2016

Washington, DC June 20, 2016 - Grand Canyon National Park is acting in partnership with the Arizona game agency to expand hunting of hybridized bison inside the park, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The plan, outlined in a new Park Service report, would permanently maintain a cattalo herd inside the...

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New EWG Database Reveals 16,000 Foods That May Be Packaged with BPA

Jun 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 – For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, EWG today unveiled an easily searchable database of more than 16,000 food and beverage items that may come in cans, bottles or jars containing the hormone-disrupting chemical, better known as BPA. The list was compiled from a little-known food industry...

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Analysis: U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning Each Year

Jun 17, 2016
Analysis: U.S. Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning Each Year

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Sleep Under the Stars During the Great American Campout: Kickoff June 25

Jun 16, 2016

RESTON, VA, June 16, 2016 - This summer, tens of thousands of Americans will unplug their devices and spend the night outside. That’s the simple idea behind the National Wildlife Federation’s 12th annual celebration of the outdoors, the Great American Campout.

In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the event encourages people of all ages to...

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Shells of California mussels much thinner than 50 years ago

Jun 15, 2016
Shells of California mussels much thinner than 50 years ago

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