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Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil

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Recently, thanks in part to the work of Voices for Biodiversity, monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the palm oil industry, Golden Agri Resources, both…

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- Feb 03, 2014
In Palm Oil’s Wake: an interview with Robert Hii

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There are already 8 million acres of land cleared for palm oil plantations in Indonesia and 9 million in Malaysia, and, according to Rainforest Action Network, the Indonesian government is already planning…

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- Aug 19, 2013
Teenaged Climber Takes Growing Up to New Heights

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Dating. Homework. High school dances. Where to go to college? Life for many teenagers is already full of the challenges of growing up. But at 15 years old, mountaineer Jordan Romero is taking “up” to a…

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- Jan 21, 2013
Izilwane Remembers Lawrence Anthony

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The world is saying goodbye this month to one of the most fascinating conservationists of this generation. Elephant Whisperer – so-called because of his ability to understand…

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- Mar 16, 2012
Venus Flytrap Poachers Arrested in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, NC—Venus flytrap poaching may not seem like the most lucrative crime for those looking for an easy buck, but the uprooting of these plants to sell in roadside stands and markets is threatening…

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- Feb 15, 2012
Wolf Culling Enacted by Government

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WASHINGTON, DC—The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to implement aerial hunting of wolves this year, using federal funds to support the culling. The ultimate goal of this plan is not to effectively…

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- Feb 12, 2012
Expedition: Fossa

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Join photographer Joel Quimby as he ventures to Madagascar to find a carnivore and to experience life among the Malagasy people.

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- Jan 30, 2012
Universities Turn to Green Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — At least seven colleges and universities now receive 100 percent of the electricity they use from green power sources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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- Nov 09, 2011
Conservation Group Sues NPS Cypress Management Plan

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A conservation organization has filed suit against the National Park Service, accusing the government agency of failing to protect critical Florida panther habitat in Big Cypress National Preserve. The…

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- Oct 14, 2011
In Africa’s Wake

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Inspired by books such as Out of Africa and Flame Trees of Thika, photographer Beth Henry set out to capture the wildness of Africa through the lens of a camera. Once there, she will tell you, the continent…

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- May 03, 2011
For the Birds

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When asked about what inspires his art, photographer Geraint Smith smiles and pauses thoughtfully. “I like to be in the present with my photography,” he says, shading his eyes from the New Mexico sun.…

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- Feb 01, 2011
The Galapagos

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Lying six hundred miles off of the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands dot the Pacific Ocean with more than one hundred islands that are home to more than nine thousand species, many of which occur…

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- Dec 12, 2010