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Dolphins too friendly with man and risk death by getting too close, researchers fear

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WILD dolphins are putting themselves at increasing risk of injury and death by getting too close to humans, say researchers. Express Evidence suggests that rising numbers of bottlenose dolphins living off the Florida coast see humans as an easy meal ticket. Whether being fed or… Dolphins too friendly with… Read More »

This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

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Conservation groups are rallying against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Huffington Post Hilary Hanson  Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require clearing a… This Proposed Pipeline… Read More »

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist

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On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Global Research By Robert J. Burrowes Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in… Life on Earth is… Read More »

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

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The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record. BBC News Jonathan Amos Scientists have combined nearly a quarter of a century of observations to show how the region’s great glaciers are losing height by up to 7m per year. The satellite data also traces the way this… Ice loss spreads up… Read More »

Ripping Apart Pigs And Punching Kangaroos

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Punching a kangaroo is one thing. New Matilda Geoff Russell Mauling and then stabbing a pig is another altogether, writes Geoff Russell. A video went viral recently of a man punching… Ripping Apart Pigs And Punching… Read More »

Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges

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A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world’s tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. BBC News Matt McGrath Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The iconic animal has declined because of… Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as… Read More »

Fires and drought cook Tennessee – a state represented by climate deniers

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Climate change intensified the extreme weather in Tennessee, but its legislators deny the science The Guardian John Abraham With my new hope that deniers of climate change will take ownership of the… Fires and drought… Read More »

EU in ‘Mexican standoff’ over independent checks on car emissions

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Leaked documents reveal EU pledge to carry out tests deleted from draft as governments come under pressure from carmakers The Guardian Arthur Neslen Plans for independent checks of how much pollution new cars emit are being killed off by EU member states, according to leaked documents seen by the… EU in ‘Mexican… Read More »

Conservationists appalled at illegal killing of 25m birds a year in the Mediterranean

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Glued, poisoned, trapped, shot – a shocking report reveals enforcement failure at a colossal scale as hunters across southern Europe and the Middle East kill birds with impunity The Guardian John Vidal The Egyptians line their beaches with fine two-metre high nets that can stretch for miles across the Nile delta and… Conservationists appalled at… Read More »

The secret of how life on Earth began

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Today life has conquered every square inch of Earth, but when the planet formed it was a dead rock. How did life get started? By Michael Marshall How did life begin? There can hardly be a bigger question. For… The secret of… Read More »

World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

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Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from commercial fishing for 35 years. Environmentalists have welcomed the… World’s largest marine… Read More »

Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers in shock acquittal

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Seven leaders of an armed militia who led a 41-day stand-off at a US federal wildlife refuge in Oregon have been cleared of the charges against them. The surprise verdict acquitted them of conspiracy and firearms offences. A lawyer for one of the… Oregon wildlife refuge… Read More »

60 percent of global wildlife species wiped out

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Unprecedented rate of decline of animals because of human activity causing a “global mass extinction”, new report says. About 60 percent of the world’s fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles have been wiped out over the last four decades largely because of human activity, researchers say. The… 60 percent of… Read More »

Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists

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Luiz Alberto Araújo, a local government official in Pará state, was gunned down in front of his family: ‘It sends a message that no one is untouchable’ Matt Sandy in Rio de Janeiro It was just after sunset in Altamira, a small town nestled on a curve of the Xingu river in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, when Luiz Alberto Araújo, the… Murder of Brazil… Read More »

Review: Sonic Sea at the Environmental Film Festival

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The sounds of the sea are associated with tranquillity and relaxation. Gary Truong  Tracey Rogers People go to the beach to enjoy the soothing crash of ocean waves. But beneath the surface of the ocean, there is no peace and quiet for whales and dolphins. The increasing use of the… Review: Sonic Sea at… Read More »

Fishing is worth more than jobs and profits to Australia’s coastal towns

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Many of the iconic coastal villages of Australia have a close association with professional fishing. In New South Wales, towns up and down the coast historically supported fishing fleets which supplied the seafood needs of locals, Sydney and the broader state community. Michelle Voyer  Alistair McIlgorm Kate Barclay  But the NSW fishing industry has changed significantly in the past 30 years, in response to a… Fishing is worth… Read More »