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'Looting' spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

'Looting' spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe

UN report warns crimes such as logging and poaching are putting ‘high pressure’ on ecosystems in 15 countries in the Danube-Carpathian region An environmental “looting” spree is threatening
The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this solid-state solution hasn’t yielded the expected energy

Light pollution is set to double between now and 2050

The first global “light census” shows that the area affected by artificial lighting is growing by 2.2 per cent every year, posing risks to wildlife and human health
Can incredibly realistic 3D-printed rhino horns stop poachers?

Can incredibly realistic 3D-printed rhino horns stop poachers?

Seattle-based biotech startup Pembient wants to lower the market value of rhino horns by flooding the market with 3D printed replicas. As schemes go, this one could be just crazy enough to work. The
Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelagoMexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific
Balkan hydropower projects soar by 300% putting wildlife at risk, research shows

Balkan hydropower projects soar by 300% putting wildlife at risk, research shows

More than a third of about 2,800 planned new dams are in protected areas, threatening rivers and biodiversityHydropower constructions have rocketed by 300% across the western Balkans in the last two

Madagascar’s lemurs close to extinction after population crash

Ring-tailed lemurs have experienced a precipitous decline over the last two decades and are now one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world
Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: GOP Reforms Ease Burden on Truckers and Farmers, Eliminate ‘Distasteful’ Death Tax

Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: GOP Reforms Ease Burden on Truckers and Farmers, Eliminate ‘Distasteful’ Death Tax

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talked about tax reform with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily. Perdue was particularly enthusiastic about lifting the tax
The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The deep sea is a dark place both literally and figuratively, home to the stuff of nightmares. Now, scientists have named a new unholy terror deep beneath the ocean’s surface.Read more...
The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The deep sea is a dark place both literally and figuratively, home to the stuff of nightmares. Now, scientists have named a new unholy terror deep beneath the ocean’s surface.Read more...
豪当局が日本の生々しい捕鯨映像を初公開

豪当局が日本の生々しい捕鯨映像を初公開

5年にわたる法廷闘争の末、反捕鯨団体が入手In English: Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle 南極海における日本の残虐な捕鯨映像が、火曜日はじめて公開された。 Related: Sea Shepherd says it will abandon pursuit of Japanese
Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

Tories must step up on animal welfare | Letters

The League Against Cruel Sports’ Chris Luffingham suggests ways the Conservatives might start shedding their ‘nasty party’ imageThere’s a simple solution to the Conservative dilemma about being
US military veterans are fighting a new battle in Africa—against poachers

US military veterans are fighting a new battle in Africa—against poachers

A battle is underway in Africa’s game parks between poachers hunting down wildlife and the rangers protecting them. And the rangers have called in the…
Scientists Are Using Drones to Make Sure Seals Are Fat and Healthy

Scientists Are Using Drones to Make Sure Seals Are Fat and Healthy

Evaluating the health of wildlife—and by proxy the ecosystems they inhabit—often comes down to taking key measurements of the animals’ “body condition,” including length and weight. But obtaining
Vaquita porpoise facing extinction after £3m rescue plan abandoned

Vaquita porpoise facing extinction after £3m rescue plan abandoned

Only hope for world’s most endangered marine mammal now rests with bid to stop illegal fishingA last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, by taking them into
Utah Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ for Trump … on Day 318

Utah Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ for Trump … on Day 318

A crowd inside the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City chanted "Four more years!" as President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Monday -- though it is only the 318th day of his presidency,
The four national monuments still on Trump’s chopping block

The four national monuments still on Trump’s chopping block

President Trump rolled back federal protections for two national monuments in Utah Thursday, reversing the stance of former presidents who previously opted to keep them sacred from extractive
Trump Is Already Being Sued After Slashing the Size of 2 Utah National Monuments

Trump Is Already Being Sued After Slashing the Size of 2 Utah National Monuments

Ten environmental groups and five Native American tribes have already filed suit.
Red list: thousands of species at risk of extinction due to human activity

Red list: thousands of species at risk of extinction due to human activity

Unsustainable farming, fishing and climate change has intensified the struggle for survival among vulnerable animals and crops, says IUCN at the release of its latest list of endangered species
Hadrian's Wall joins forces with China's Great Wall to promote heritage sites

Hadrian's Wall joins forces with China's Great Wall to promote heritage sites

‘Wall to Wall’ project will see heritage experts from the UK and China work together to increase understanding of both sites and boost tourismOne is 13,171 miles long and, contrary to popular belief,
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