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The Death of African Rivers

As appeared in the BBC news Magazine – Sep 2017   You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a…

The sad rise in donkey slaughter

When the impoverished West African nation of Niger imposed a ban on donkey exports last year, a small community of traders just over the border in Nigeria was…

860,000 acres of Amazon rainforest opened up for logging

The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining and logging. The government’s order was a…

Wildlife populations to decrease 67% by 2020

Global wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to reduce human impact on species and ecosystems, warns the biennial Living Planet Index…

Air Quality Matters – A look at Pittsburgh in the 40s

Corner of Liberty and Fifth avenues at 8:38 a.m. in Pittsburgh in 1940. (Photo: Smoke Control Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1940-1950/Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh. Used with…

The end of Glacier National Park as we know it

Boulder Glacier in 1918 (left) and 2012 (right). CREDIT: USGS Soon, the only glacier in Montana’s Glacier National Park will be in the park’s name, thanks to human-caused global…

Africa becoming a giant food farm to the detriment of elephants and other species

Elephants are in big trouble. Even if we beat poaching and illegal trade, their potential doom has been sealed in projections for population growth, and has already been…

Death of a Killer Whale

A killer whale found dead on the Scottish island of Tiree had one of the highest levels of PCB pollution ever recorded, scientists say. Lulu, well known to…

The mystery of over 730,000 missing elephants

Elephant Poaching continues unabated Up to 730,000 elephants are estimated to be missing from protected areas across Africa, a shocking conservation study reveals today. It means that a third…

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