Tag: ivory

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: Tuesday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2013

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The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories.

  1. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. (Mongabay)
  2. Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. (Huff Post Green)
  3. Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. (Planet Change)
  4. The U.S. plans to send a message to poachers by destroying a huge stockpile of illegal ivory. (Discovery News)
  5. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. (AP)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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Election results (and what they mean for the environment) in today’s green news.

  1. Could global warming 50 million years ago have caused mammal dwarfism? (Discovery News)
  2. Coal was dealt a blow on its own turf with the election of Virginia’s new governor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. What’s killing golden eagles in America? (BBC News)
  4. If we melt all the ice in the world, this is what Earth will look like. (TreeHugger)
  5. The United States is destroying its entire stockpile of ivory later this month. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2013

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It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There’s an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)

Making the World Safer for Elephants

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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Let’s honor and thank the wildlife rangers who are fighting the war on poaching — and the extinction of elephants.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out a hug an animal.

  1. The numbers are staggering: Two-thirds of forest elephants are killed by ivory poachers in past decade. (Guardian)
  2. On a related/sad note: 3,000 great apes continue to be killed or captured every year. (TreeHugger)
  3. Global warming will open new shipping lanes in the Arctic. (Mongabay)
  4. Polar exploration becomes safer thanks to a yeti — a robot yeti, that is. (TG Daily)
  5. Selective fishing will only work if scientists + environmentalists + fishers work together. (NY Times)

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)

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)
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