Tag: ivory trade

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: 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: Thursday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2013

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning:

  1. The percentage of adults who are alarmed by climate change has grown since 2010, says a new study. (Discovery News)
  2. That’s good, because another side effect of climate change? Ships could navigate through the North Pole by 2050. (Scientific American)
  3. Two-thirds of African forest elephants have been killed in the last 10 years. (Treehugger)
  4. Los Angeles’ Unified school district is serving only vegetarian food on Mondays. (MNN)
  5. What do Obama’s cabinet picks say about his promise for a greener second term? (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2013

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Thailand’s prime minister pledges to ban ivory trade. (NY Times)
  2. Can you guess how many sharks are killed illegally each year? (RedOrbit)
  3. Female chimps = mean girls?! Turns out they are more negative when communicating with other females. (BBC Nature)
  4. 2013 may be another bad year for the invasive and annoying stinkbug. (National Geographic)
  5. How a soccer ball could power the world. (Discovery News)

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: Monday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green (and wet) Monday.

  1. Isaac could turn into a hurricane and hit New Orleans — 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. (Scientific American)
  2. Boston and New York are also working on not becoming Atlantis. (Grist)
  3. Former NBA star Yao Ming is helping his country make the connection between an ivory carving and the carcass of an elephant. (Guardian)
  4. The Woodland Trust’s photography contest results connects the public with their local woodlands — with beautiful images! (BBC Nature)
  5. An aerial survey in Belize shows an (encouraging) record number of manatees in the area. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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It’s Cool Green Morning time!

  1. Pennsylvania Transit Authority’s new battery system allows trains to run like Prius hybrids. (Green)
  2. Watch where you swim. NRDC releases new beach quality report. (Huffington Post)
  3. How does a country show its commitment to combat poaching? Publicly destroys confiscated ivory. (Guardian)
  4. 247 species — including 60 birds — have been added to the threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  5. Simple but brilliant. Desk harvests our daily energy and turns it into electricity. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Invasive Burmese pythons eat their way through Florida’s Everglades. (National Geographic)
  2. If you’re looking for a new car, consider a folding microcar! (TreeHugger)
  3. Umm… is that a UFO at the bottom of the Baltic Sea? (Huffington Post)
  4. Egypt remains one of Africa’s largest markets for illegal ivory items. (WWF)
  5. Pop quiz: what caused the mysterious Little Ice Age? (Mother Nature Network)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)
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