Tag: elephants

Is That Blood Ivory?

Written by | April 17th, 2014

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In January, the Chinese government conducted its first large-scale crush of illegal ivory. Xiaohua Sun was there. Here, she answers questions about the legitimacy of ivory products in China, the largest ivory market in the world.

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news: Some say it’s time to go nuclear.

  1. Top environmental scientists say going nuclear is the only way to save us from climate change. (CNN)
  2. Stereotypes about “environmentalists” can hamper green progress. (Grist)
  3. An environmental superpower? We like the sound of that. (TreeHugger)
  4. This poor guy was stuck under an escalator at Chicago’s O’Hare. Wonder where he came from? (Huffington Post)
  5. They say elephants never forget, and here’s more proof to that fact. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2013

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Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. School’s out! Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. (TreeHugger)
  2. Like humans, elephants get the point of pointing. (NY Times)
  3. Hold your noses… government shutdown stalls out stink bug monitoring program. (Wired)
  4. France upholds law banning fracking. (Guardian)
  5. Predictions are in on when our climate reaches the point-of-no-return. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news.

  1. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. (International Business Times)
  2. Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence? A new study in Science says yes. (BBC News)
  3. Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! (Philly.com)
  4. A world without lions, elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. (National Geographic)
  5. Could planned grazing revive the world’s grasslands? (NPR)

Elephants Are Glad for Today

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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It’s World Ranger Day, a day to honor and thank the wildlife rangers who are fighting the war on poaching — and the extinction of elephants.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 15

Written by | May 15th, 2013

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Elephant poachers, take note.

  1. Elephants may be growing more aggressive to those who pose a threat. (Huffington Post)
  2. Cuts in volcano monitoring? Thanks, sequester. (MNN)
  3. The North and South Poles are shifting. Take a wild guess as to why… (Scientific American)
  4. Awww! A pod of whales has adopted a deformed bottlenose dolphin. (National Geographic)
  5. Struggling to be leaders in conservation with a circus-y past — what’s the future of zoos? (Conservation Magazine)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

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On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants.

  1. 89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). (Aljazeera)
  2. John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” (National Geographic)
  3. Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. (The New York Times)
  4. Wildfires already? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. (Grist)
  5. Some like it hot — really hot. Especially this man who braved 2,000 degree lava flows to take some amazing photos. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 20

Written by | February 20th, 2013

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Plastic, pythons, and green news – Oh My!

  1. He’s one green mayor: Bloomberg pushes for more recycling, composting and a styrofoam ban in his State of the City address. (Bloomberg)
  2. Florida’s Burmese Python Challenge is over — have you heard how many were caught? (National Geographic)
  3. A new film is showcasing plastic‘s shocking — and sad — legacy in nature. (MNN)
  4. What’s the most eco-friendly gift, according to Umbra? Why, time, of course. (Grist)
  5. It seems elephants can’t catch a break these days. (Mongabay)

De-Tusking Mountain Bull

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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As long as demand for ivory persists, the future of tens of thousands of elephants in Africa is far from certain. We cannot afford to lose many more.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2012

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This morning we’re got fauna — endangered fauna — on the brain.

  1. Giraffes? Horses? 20 endangered species that will have you saying, “Whaaa…?” (Treehugger)
  2. Not you too, Nemo! (McClatchy)
  3. And this likely won’t help endangered species, let alone nature in general: Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030. (MNN)
  4. Elephants are being slaughtered in Africa at the highest rates in a decade, and religion is fueling the poaching. (National Geographic)
  5. Some good news: A new monkey has been discovered in Africa. (BBC Nature)
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