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200 Elephants Poached in Africa

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200 Elephants Poached in Africa (200 Elephants Poached in Africa http://t.co/U00DURZl #environment #poaching via @Care2...)...

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Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project » Wilderness Trust

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Pythons and Anacondas Have Overrun Florida’s Everglades

Pythons and Anacondas Have Overrun Florida’s Everglades | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Somebody tell the foul-mouthed Neville Flynn from Snakes on a Plane to head to Florida, stat. Pythons and anacondas are taking over the Florida Everglades, and officials are scrambling to prevent them from spreading north.
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Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Middle East

Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Middle East | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Photo credit: VinothChandar/Creative Commons Long after the political uprisings in the Middle East have subsided, many underlying challenges that are not now in the news will remain.

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Environment - Botswana - problem, farming

Agencies of the United Nations System, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), The International Labour Organization (ILO), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
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China's rising birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

China's rising birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Incidence of problems in newborns has nearly doubled in 15 years and experts say environment and unhealthy lifestyle choices are the culprits...

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Middle Eastern Artists Eye Environmental Threats

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Exhibit poster for the Tehran Monoxide Project.

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Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times

Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it

Environmentalists are trying to stop the use of modern-day gold rush, as the U.S. and four other countries scramble to stake claims to potentially use oil riches under the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean. Not everyone agrees with this so there is a lot of controversy. 


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Lindsay Tyler's comment, November 6, 2012 8:50 AM
I noticed that the demand for oil is now being seen as big as the scramble for gold! This was interesting because I had no idea the Arctic had the potential for vast oil riches.
trevor legere's comment, November 6, 2012 8:54 AM
I noticed that it noticed that it environmentalists not diplomats which tells me who will doing the rushing. what found interesting was that hasn't officially claimed by one country yet.
Joey Erving's comment, November 6, 2012 9:04 AM
I noticed that people want to drill in arctic wild life. I found it interesting because I didn't know there were "vast" amounts of oil under the Arctic ocean.
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Sandy to boost Canadian fuel prices

Sandy to boost Canadian fuel prices | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
The National Energy Board warns Canadians will pay more to fill up their cars and heat their homes this winter, in part because of superstorm Sandy.

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Total warns against oil drilling in Arctic - CNN

Total warns against oil drilling in Arctic - CNN | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it

(Financial Times) -- [excerpt]
Total SA says energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters. Many people think that drilling is dangerious for the arctic and there are many dangers for the wildlife. It really scares the company that another oil spill will occur and this would destroy the company.


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Australia's floods threaten Great Barrier Reef

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The floods ransacking the Queensland coast have cost 20 lives and $500 million worth of property damage. Now, huge volumes of water are pouring into the ocean, threatening the Great Barrier Reef, which extends for thousands of kilometers off the coast. Although it may take years to know the full consequences of the flooding, Australian scientists are already warning of serious damage. For now, the biggest problems are concentrated on the southern part of the reef, where three overflowing rivers—the Burdekin, the Fitzroy, and the Burnett—have released millions of gallons of heavily polluted water into the sea. So far, prevailing winds have confined the majority of the floodwaters to within 65 kilometers of shore. But in time, the damage may grow to affect the entire reef system. (Appreciate ! Thanks Rt ((:-Australia's floods threaten Great Barrier Reef http://t.co/s8dnibR @EnviroGraffiti @sgneist)


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Half of all wetlands destroyed since 1900: report

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Oct 16, 2012 - An alarming 50 percent of the world's wetlands have been destroyed in the last 100 years, threatening human welfare at a time of increasing water scarcity, a new report said Tuesday.


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As Droughts Extend, Crops Wither

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This summer’s heat and rainlessness, which rivals the devastating 1988 drought, has left crops withering in the fields and farmers trying to calculate their losses. An analysis by The New York Times looks at the widely varying effects of this summer’s heat and drought on crops critical to the nation’s farm economy.


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SUMATRAN TIGER - Vanishing Species...

There are only an estimated 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, loss of habitat is a major factor in the decline of this species. Rainforest is being activ...

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Disfiguring turtle disease linked to dredging, mines run-off and contaminated seagrass - Just Grounds Community

Disfiguring turtle disease linked to dredging, mines run-off and contaminated seagrass - Just Grounds Community | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
This site's own aqualture expert has his own theory on the disease killing sea turtles in waters adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, including North and Centra… (RT @DianeN56: Disfiguring turtle disease linked to dredging, mines run-off and contaminated...

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Official air pollution data in Beijing still failing the public

Official air pollution data in Beijing still failing the public | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Trial release of real-time air pollution data in Beijing ignites concerns over reliability of official reports, says China-based analyst who first broke data manipulation story in 2008.

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The child victims of agricultural pesticide poisoning in India - Pesticide Industry dismissive

The child victims of agricultural pesticide poisoning in India - Pesticide Industry dismissive | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Endosulfan is the pesticide of choice for farmers in rural India trying to control insects threatening cashew nut and other crops - but the chemical can have devastating health impacts...

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Permaculture Association | Article | Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security in the Kalarhari in Botswana

Permaculture Association | Article | Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security in the Kalarhari in Botswana | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
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China’s new leaders must respect environmental rights, or face crisis

China’s new leaders must respect environmental rights, or face crisis | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
The biggest obstacle to environmental protection in China is not a scarcity of funds or technology, but a scarcity of motivation, says Ma Jun of Chinese non-profit group IPE.

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Illegal Mining Rises in Amazon Rainforest as Gold Prices Reach ...

Illegal Mining Rises in Amazon Rainforest as Gold Prices Reach ... | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
With gold prices hitting a record this year as a debt crisis drives investors into commodities, illegal mining of the precious metal has risen in the mineral-rich rainforests of South America, especially in Peru, Brazil, Guyana, ...

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Killing rats is killing birds

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Canada and the United States start to restrict the use of blood-thinning rat poison.

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Great reef catastrophe | theage.com.au

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RT @LiveEcological: RT @LiveEcological: Half the Great Barrier Reef is gone! Not a front page story though: continue on folks!


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Anacondas dominating Florida Everglades food chain

Anacondas dominating Florida Everglades food chain | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Anacondas and alligators are literally fighting for the top spot in the food chain in the Florida Everglades, wiping out nearly all of the area's native mammals along the way, The Atlantic reports.
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200 Elephants Poached in Africa

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200 Elephants Poached in Africa (200 Elephants Poached in Africa http://t.co/U00DURZl #environment #poaching via @Care2...)...

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Plastic Pollution

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The world population is conglomerating along the coasts, standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic pollution waste tide ever faced.


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Droughts are pushing trees to the limit

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Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 13, 2012 - As temperatures rise and droughts become more severe in the Southwest, trees are increasingly up against extremely stressful growing conditions, especially in low to middle elevations, University of...

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