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U.S. government scientists retire research chimps

U.S. government scientists retire research chimps | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
U.S. government scientists have decided that almost all chimpanzees kept for federally funded research will be retired from laboratories. The chimps will be placed in a national sanctuary.
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Why do the local people protect the elephants? - The WILD Foundation

Why do the local people protect the elephants? - The WILD Foundation | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Mali Elephant Project update Sometimes in conservation we have been reticent to ask local people what they think and feel about wildlife in case they are
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Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering

Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Other wealthy individuals have also funded a series of reports into the future use of technologies to geoengineer the climate
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Hybrid Dolphin Gives Scientists Rare Window into Evolution — NOVA Next | PBS

Hybrid Dolphin Gives Scientists Rare Window into Evolution — NOVA Next | PBS | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
New study provides a rare window into the evolutionary process.
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Tensions on the rise in West Papua - The genocide that the media doesn't talk about

Tensions on the rise in West Papua - The genocide that the media doesn't talk about | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
The first time I saw something about the genocide in West Papua was just an year ago.� Despite my natural interest in history and politics I had...
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Watch "I Art as I Act, and I Act as I Art: Asher Jay at TEDxVailWomen" Video at TEDxTalks

By Design I am a creative conservationist. Our inability to perceive what has been lost to us prevents us from valuing and conserving what remains. Through b...
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I met Asher Jay at Wild10 - The 10th World Wilderness Congress, in Salamanca Spain last year.  She is a true inspiration.  Please share this link.

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In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive

In A Tanzanian Village, Elephant Poachers Thrive | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A pair of poachers explain how they track and kill elephants in one of Africa's top game reserves.
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[The China Africa Project] How to Understand Chinese-related Environmental Problems in Africa - 中南对话

[The China Africa Project] How to Understand Chinese-related Environmental Problems in Africa - 中南对话 | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
 By Hongxiang Huang Rhino horn, ivory, shark fin, lion bone, abalone, pangolin, turtle, timber… You could make a really long list about the Chinese-related environmental problems in Africa. Why?
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Revealed: brutal reality of world's 'biggest dolphin hunt'

Revealed: brutal reality of world's 'biggest dolphin hunt' | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Undercover filming by the UK investigative agency Ecostorm has exposed - for the first time - the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru's Pacific coast.
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Dame Helen Ghosh, your fracking remark was ill-informed and incoherent

Dame Helen Ghosh, your fracking remark was ill-informed and incoherent | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: With her 'fracking v wind turbines' statement, the new National Trust head has got off to a bad start. Here's why
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Animal Rights Protest in Barcelona.

Animal Rights Protest in Barcelona. | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Animal rights activists from the group “Animal Equality” staged a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona, durin ...
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Legalising rhino horn and ivory trade would backfire, says top conservationist

Legalising rhino horn and ivory trade would backfire, says top conservationist | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Mary Rice, head of the Environmental Investigation Agency, dismisses plan to combat poaching crisis with legalised trade
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Uganda seizes massive ivory haul

Uganda seizes massive ivory haul | Life on Earth | Scoop.it

Ugandan officials have seized some two tonnes (4,600lb) of ivory - one of the country's biggest such hauls for many years.

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Earthwatch Events

Earthwatch Events | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Join us at an Earthwatch event to learn from top scientists about environmental issues that matter to the future of the planet, and how you can play a role in tackling them.
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Defra's astonishing new TB figures - an end to the cull?

Defra's astonishing new TB figures - an end to the cull? | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
New figures just released by Defra show that bovine TB was declining in UK herds - just as Paterson claimed the disease was 'spreading' - and that Wales's no-cull, biosecurity and vaccination policy led to a 24% drop in herd infections.
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New global warming data shows which countries are most responsible

New global warming data shows which countries are most responsible | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A Canadian study highlights individual nation's contributions to global warming - and the UK doesn't come out well...
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Palm Oil Company Gets What it Deserves for Destroying Orangutans' Home

Palm Oil Company Gets What it Deserves for Destroying Orangutans' Home | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
An Indonesian court issued fined a palm oil company for destroying forest land in Sumatra's protected Leuser Ecosystem, which houses orangutans and other endangered species.
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Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
New study paints dire picture of West African lions and outlines conservation needs.
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Over 950 poachers arrested in Tanzania over last 2 months

Over 950 poachers arrested in Tanzania over last 2 months | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Tanzanian authorities have announced that an ongoing anti-poaching operation has so far resulted in 952 arrests in less than 2 months. Hundreds of firearms have been seized including high quality military grade weapons.
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Licence to kill

Licence to kill | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year.
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The ocean is broken

The ocean is broken | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
A Newcastle sailor's trip across the Pacific Ocean after the Japan tsunami was frighteningly similar to a nightmare.
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Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges

Execute elephant poachers on the spot, Tanzanian minister urges | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
Khamis Kagasheki says radical shoot-to-kill policy would curb the slaughter of elephants for illicit ivory trade
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The amazing intelligence of elephants

The amazing intelligence of elephants | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
John Sweeney: Researchers have found that elephants understand pointing. It's more evidence of their intelligence, yet people still hunt them
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China swaps pandas for uranium in trade deals

China swaps pandas for uranium in trade deals | Life on Earth | Scoop.it
If you want to get a snapshot of China's economic plans and priorities, follow the pandas.
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