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Giant plastic 'berg blocks Indonesian river

David Shukman<p><b>A crisis of plastic waste in Indonesia has become so acute that the army has been called in to help.</b><p>Rivers and canals are clogged with dense masses of bottles, bags and other plastic packaging.<p>Officials say they are engaged in a "battle" against waste that accumulates as quickly as …

Pollution

Tycoon who ate Thai black leopard plans to build highway through 'pristine' habitat in Myanmar

A Thai businessman caught poaching a rare black leopard plans to build a highway through a pristine forest in Myanmar that is home to endangered …

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers

From Whole Foods recyclable cloth bags to Michelle Obama’s organic White House garden, modern eco-foodies are full of good intentions. We want to …

Amazon's Seattle home looks more like a rainforest than a tech campus

Just when you were beginning to think you had it good with your foosball table, cold brew dispenser, meditation nook and breakfast cereal buffet, …

Why microbes are key to solving Africa's food security crisis

©Vadim Ginzburg via 123RF<p>Topping the list was Biome Makers, a startup company that takes advantage of the natural agricultural microbiome-community …

WFFT Welcomes Boris the Slow Loris

Boris Loris a male Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) arrived at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre yesterday evening from Koh Samui where he …

Shark's fin soup: A cultural conundrum

A photograph that appeared on my Facebook feed this morning made me do a double take. It was a dead shark at the bottom of the ocean, almost …

Chinese New Year

Here's What Happened When Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Tried To Investigate The Illegal Shark Trade

Shark hunting and finning — the practice of removing a shark's fin and returning the maimed animal to the ocean to die — have had a serious impact on shark populations worldwide, with an estimated 100 million sharks killed each year.<p>Sharks are hunted not for their meat, but for their chewy, …

Thai Supermarkets Ban Shark Products from Shelves

Youth Ambassadors presented Blue List plaque to Villa Market for joining the Fin Free Thailand Family<p>Three leading supermarket chains in Thailand …

Chinese New Year

EARS promotes awareness of the plight of captive Asian elephants suffering immeasurable cruelty in the tourism industry throughout Asia

Asian Elephants are present in 13 countries in Asia, including Thailand where between 2500 to 3200 wild elephants are found out of a total population …

Wildlife

Sharks: Deadly or Endangered?

Sharks and humans have a complex relationship. We have a respect and reverence for these ocean dwellers, partially out of admiration for their …

Asian elephants - threats

In the face of rapidly growing human populations, the Asian elephants' habitat is shrinking fast and wild elephant populations are mostly small, …

Wildlife

The dark truth behind your cute holiday snaps: Terrified slow loris is discovered in Thailand with his teeth RIPPED out after being used for selfies with tourists

• <b>A severely injured male slow loris was discovered in Koh Samui last week</b>• <b><br>The primate had suffered a broken wrist and had no proper teeth left</b>• <b><br>As</b> …

Rihanna Plays With a Slow Loris in Thailand, Gets Locals Arrested

Rihanna’s weekend jaunt to a beach in Thailand led to a pair of arrests because of some social media postings from the pop star.<p>The singer posed for …

Whale Sharks now considered Endangered by IUCN

Major contemporary threats to Whale Sharks include fisheries catches, bycatch in nets, and vessel strikes. Other threats affect Whale Shark on local …

Sharks

Italy begs women to have more babies for the sake of the nation, totally embarrasses the nation

In its battle to get Italians to make more babies, the Italian government has made an embarrassing misstep.<p>Health minister Beatrice Lorenzin recently announced that Sept. 22 would be the country’s first “Fertility Day,” when state-sponsored events in Rome, Bologna, Catania and Padova offer the …

Family Planning

‘Every month for the next several years, 1 million Indians will turn 18’

Somini Sengupta, a New York Times journalist born in Kolkata, talks about her book on India’s youth ‘bulge’<br>• The End of Karma extract: ‘I am not bound by my past,’ the voice tells her, ‘I make me’<p>Somini Sengupta was eight when her family left Kolkata to make a new life in California. She spent her …

India

ASIA'S FUTURE CITIES: Can Bangkok’s ‘green lungs’ survive?

BANGKOK: Like all busy, crowded 21st-century metropolises, Bangkok needs space to breathe.<p>For the Thai capital, its main green lung is Bang Kachao, a …

Sign Petition: Save Pangolins from the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Pangolins are unique mammals that have an extremely important ecological role. Just one of these scale-covered anteaters consumes up to 70 million …

What does Africa need to tackle climate change?

Adapting Africa's agriculture to withstand the impact of climate change requires significant investment.<p>From making jam with cactus fruit, to reviving traditional underground canals to defend against drought, Morocco has a leading role in the fight against climate change in Africa (PDF). One of its …

Africa

What Does Garbage Have to Do With Family Planning?

<i>Image: 25-year old Calvin Matovu: health educator, social entrepreneur, and environmentalist.</i><p>I turn “waste into wealth” said Calvin Matovu, a young …

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The Netherlands will spend 150 million Euros to turn cow poop into biogas

Dutch farmers now have the opportunity to turn cow manure into energy. Turning cow poop into power isn’t a new idea, but the Netherlands government …

Very Interesting Video: “The 71 Most AMAZING Innovations of All Time”

In this video, sponsored by Bill Gates, “The 71 Most AMAZING Innovations of All Time” are described chronologically.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry Ferlazzo<p>I'm …

Americans eating green, meat industry seeing red

Eat more veggies, fruits, beans, and grains; cut back on animal products. It’s hard to believe that such simple advice could spur fiery debate, but …

Big Food is Spending Millions to Lobby for Less Transparency

<b></b>By all accounts, Americans want a more transparent food system. Recent polling suggests the majority of Americans favor labeling that tells them …

Unsustainable development ‘puts humanity at risk’

Humans are completely living beyond their ecological means, says a major report published by the UN Environment Programme on Thursday.<p>The 550-page …

National Geographic Magazine

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Big-Fish Stocks Fall 90 Percent Since 1950, Study Says

National Geographic News<p>May 15, 2003<p>Only 10 percent of all large fish—both open ocean species including tuna, swordfish, marlin and the large groundfish such as cod, halibut, skates and flounder—are left in the sea, according to research published in today's issue of the scientific journal …