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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Over the last 500 million years, Earth has experienced five mass extinctions. Each was marked by the obliteration of a significant proportion of all life on the planet within a geologically insignificant…

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- Dec 23, 2014
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4

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The upcoming International March for Elephants will be held October 4, 2013, across three continents and 13 cities, from Melbourne to Rome, from Cape Town to New York, and is inspired by the David Sheldrick…

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- Aug 26, 2013
How Craft Beer Can Save the World

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Beer is an ancient beverage with roots growing as far back as the fifth millennia BC. Since malts and hops and barley were first brewed together, the recipe for this popular beverage has endured some drastic…

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- Jun 13, 2013
Food Security and Sustainable Action

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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

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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
The Growing Importance of Ecofeminism

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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
The Future of Life

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E.O. Wilson’s highly influential work The Future of Life begins where one would imagine: the present. Half of all species thrive in tropical rainforests, though any locale with liquid water, organic molecules…

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- Oct 15, 2012
The Power of Plants in Urban Pollution Reduction

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A new study in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and Technology suggests that greenery such as trees and bushes in cities plays a larger role in reducing pollution levels than…

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- Aug 06, 2012
The Ecological Importance of Folklore

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Folklore, religion, mythology and other belief systems have a considerable effect on how various cultures think about the natural world and their role in its use or protection. In some cultures, folklore…

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- Jul 30, 2012
Our Imminently Threatened Coral Reefs

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Coral reefs provide food to millions of people, unique chemicals for use in medicine, protect coastlines from erosion and storms, and are a major part of the thriving global tourism industry. In all, it…

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- Jul 12, 2012
Preservation of Wild Places May Help Protect Human Health

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In eco-immunology, a young new field of scientific research, the main goal of researchers is to understand how the spread of disease in wildlife is exacerbated by human and environmental elements (like…

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- Jun 06, 2012
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis

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Loss of biodiversity and cultural diversity are inextricably linked in a developing world. While genocide is widely condemned, ethnocide – the complete destruction of entire cultures – is tacitly accepted…

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- May 07, 2012