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It's Not Easy Being Clean
It's Not Easy Being Clean

by Terence Hyland

Renewable energy provides an abundance of benefits: few carbon dioxide emissions, improved air quality, and the economic promise of new jobs. But even the most well-intentioned technologies can have unintended…

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- Mar 22, 2015
The Crow that Knows Us
The Crow that Knows Us

by Jennifer Calkins

The American crows in my Seattle neighborhood recognize me. I know this because they follow me, call when they see me, and peer at me through my window. They know me, because I have fed them before. They…

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- Mar 07, 2015
Critical Time for Elephants in the Wild
Critical Time for Elephants in the Wild

by Patty Shenker

In Africa, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for his/her ivory. A normal day in countries like Rwanda or Zimbabwe ends up with about 96 elephants killed, all illegally, as the international trade…

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- Jun 23, 2014
Coyote Killing Contests: The Truth
Coyote Killing Contests: The Truth

by Georgia Woodroffe

Since Europeans first set foot on the American continent, war has been waged against predators, with bounties and other lethal programs put on their heads. But, when a predator is no longer a threat, when…

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- May 22, 2014
Hunting in National Parks in Australia
Hunting in National Parks in Australia

by Anne Kreller

Like other former British colonies, Australia has been part of the long international movement to create national parks. The first in Australia was created in 1879, and by 1967, the NSW Government had…

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- Apr 14, 2014
Las Nutrias de Río
Las Nutrias de Río

by Teresa Dovalpage

La nutria de río (Lontra canadensis) es un mamífero semi acuático grande y fuerte, que pertenece a la familia Weasal. Son muy sociables, juguetonas y tienen una energía aparentemente ilimitada, así que…

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- Oct 14, 2013
Films for Kids: Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Films for Kids: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

by Tara Waters Lumpkin

Formed in 1993 in Eugene, Oregon, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) states its mission as using “the power of the law to defend and protect the American West’s treasured landscapes, iconic wildlife…

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- Sep 16, 2013
Food Security and Sustainable Action
Food Security and Sustainable Action

by Jessica Schmonsky

Climate change affects agriculture and food production both directly through changing environmental conditions and indirectly by affecting growth and the distribution of incomes. Current studies suggest…

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- Feb 25, 2013
A Brief Biodiversity Explainer
A Brief Biodiversity Explainer

by Lillian Steenblik Hwang

You have probably read a lot of articles that mention biodiversity, but sometimes it can be unclear exactly what biodiversity is and how biodiversity loss impacts your life. As we enter the new year, here…

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- Feb 07, 2013
Displacement  of Local Peoples
Displacement of Local Peoples

by Alex Perry

For thousands of years, people have depended on their natural surroundings for their livelihoods. Sustaining the environment and minimizing their impact on it remain necessities for survival. It is these…

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- Feb 03, 2013
The Growing Importance of Ecofeminism
The Growing Importance of Ecofeminism

by Jessica Schmonsky

In a world of growing pollution, increasing climate change and dramatic biodiversity loss, ecofeminism can offer humans a new lens through we which we can view our role in conservation. These new ideas…

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- Oct 22, 2012
China, Raw and Tender
China, Raw and Tender

by Paul Relis

On his fourth trip to China, energy and development specialist Paul Relis notices drastic changes in this country he fell in love with in the 1980s. Clay-roofed houses have been replaced by ubiquitous,…

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- Oct 02, 2012