Month: June 2013

biodiversity and endangered species

Habitat Loss Gaining Momentum The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The wide-ranging study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found as many as 83 percent of birds, 66 percent of amphibians […]

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wild horse management

More Wild Horses In Captivity Than Wild Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and taxpayers. Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the […]

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PR firm

Anti-Government Activism Suppressed Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed […]

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health and sustainability

150 Live Rhinos Imported Since 2007 To Populate Wildlife Park A Chinese company is reportedly making a second attempt at establishing a rhino farm in the country to harvest horn. Such a move is one way for China to get around the CITES rhino horn ban as domestic trade is not covered by the international […]

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health and sustainability

Wildlife Conservation Solutions A project created by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that uses Raspberry Pi computers to curb the illegal poaching of rhinos in Kenya has been rewarded with a £500,000 prize from Google. The Global IT Challenge aims to award innovative uses of technology that “tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges” […]

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