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Downside to consuming shark fin soup

Downside to consuming shark fin soup | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
From LIM YC, Kampar....Downside to consuming shark fin soup

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The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain | Nature | The Earth Times

The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain | Nature | The Earth Times | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
Of the world's remaining river dolphins, the Chinese Lake Dolphin or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) has suffered the most.
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Dolphins and Manatees Threatened by Increased Eating of Marine Mammals

Dolphins and Manatees Threatened by Increased Eating of Marine Mammals | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
Man’s increasing taste for warm-blooded marine mammals such as dolphins, porpoises and manatees could lead to the destruction of marine life, according to a new study.
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Butanding the size of 3 bancas spotted off Negros

Butanding the size of 3 bancas spotted off Negros | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
A whale shark known locally as “butanding” or ”tuki,” said to be the size of three bancas, was spotted Monday off Cauayan town in Negros Occidental province.
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'Microplastic' threat to shores

'Microplastic' threat to shores | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study warns.
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6 Parallels Between The Circus & SeaWorld

6 Parallels Between The Circus & SeaWorld | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
       These parallels will probably come as no surprise to many of you. However, many aspiring dolphin trainers do not realise that the animal training profession doesn't just involve the "...
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Notes from a Warming World | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Notes from a Warming World | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

Usually heat causes things to expand. But it now appears that rising heat is having a shrinking effect on our living world.

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EXTINCTION AND EXTIRPATION

EXTINCTION AND EXTIRPATION | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
Extirpation means that an animal is gone from a portion of its former range, while extinction means that is has vanished everywhere. There is hope for extirpated species—but extinction is forever.
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Free the Captive Dolphins in Turkey - The Petition Site

Free the Captive Dolphins in Turkey - The Petition Site | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
There are currently 12 captive dolphin facilities in Turkey, which keep dolphins in abysmal conditions.
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What is the right whale’s population?

What is the right whale’s population? | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
What is the population of the northern right whale, and is it rising or declining?
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Plastic Bags Banned On Hawaii's Big Island

Plastic Bags Banned On Hawaii's Big Island | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
With its passing, the Big Island joined its neighbors Kauai and Maui which already have similar bans in place. However, support for the bill was far from unanimous.
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Whales are people too – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Whales are people too – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
Science increasingly shows dolphins and whales to be intelligent animals with the ability to think and reason. Keeping them locked up for our own entertainment therefore raises a big ethical conundrum.

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Sea Shepherd :: The Canadian Seal Hunt is Dead! Long Live the Seals!

Sea Shepherd :: The Canadian Seal Hunt is Dead! Long Live the Seals! | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

Sea Shepherd :: The Canadian Seal Hunt is Dead! Long Live the Seals!


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Coalition sues over U.S. navy sonar tests

Coalition sues over U.S. navy sonar tests | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it
A coalition of U.S. environmental and aboriginal groups is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect marine mammals - including endangered southern resident killer whales - from naval sonar.
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The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Energy & Environment : India has the most toxic air: Study

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Energy & Environment : India has the most toxic air: Study | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

In a study by Yale and Columbia Universities, India holds the very last rank among 132 nations in terms of air quality with regard to its effect on human health.

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Lessons from Donsol: What other towns can learn about whale sharks

Lessons from Donsol: What other towns can learn about whale sharks | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

By AMER R. AMOR, VERA Files (First of two parts) 

"Hand feeding the whale sharks in itself creates a level one problem by attracting the whale sharks to the boat as they relate the boats to easy food. Secondly, the image of a fisherman riding the whale shark is not the best example of the encounter codes they want to enforce," said Whitehead, who is now doing whale shark research in Djibouti in Africa.

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International Marine Mammal Project | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

International Marine Mammal Project | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

Ric O’Barry and the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) team have spent the last few months circling the globe to protect dolphins and whales.

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Warning: High Frequency | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Warning: High Frequency | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

We now live in a wireless-saturated normality that has never existed in the history of the human race.

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Some Biofuels Are As Dirty As Tar Sands Oil, Shows Leaked EU Data

Some Biofuels Are As Dirty As Tar Sands Oil, Shows Leaked EU Data | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

The Difficult Task of Distinguishing Good and Bad Biofuels Remains Essential

 

-The EnvironmentaList | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

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10 Most Dangerous Sharks

10 Most Dangerous Sharks | Earth Island Institute Philippines | Scoop.it

First, it is important to point out that, while a shark occasionally injures or kills a person, this is an extremely rare occurrence, especially considering the millions of people who wade or swim in the world’s oceans each year. According to statistics collected by the International Shark Attack File, far fewer than 100 people worldwide are bitten by sharks each year, and only a handful of these attacks prove fatal.

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