Jennifer Marie Browne

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OPINION: Can Elephants Survive a Continued Ivory Trade Ban?

Changing Planet<p><b>PART ONE: Here I respond to</b> <b>Christina Russo</b><b>’s</b> <b>in-depth examination,</b> <b>published in National Geographic News, of</b> <b>one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory? I discuss some inaccuracies and misconceptions</b> …

Geography in the News: Losing Daylight Savings Time

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>No Longer Saving Time?</b><p>Daylight saving time will be over for this year in most of the United States at 2 a.m. on November 2. With the exceptions of American Samoa, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, …

Wind Energy Economic Benefits Highlighted In AWEA Infographic

<b>Published on</b> August 31st, 2014 | <i>by Adam Johnston</i><p>7<p>August 31st, 2014 by <b>Adam Johnston</b><p>A new infographic from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) …

Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers

Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with cell towers, says a study out Monday.<p>As wind power expands in the United States, critics often blame giant turbine blades for bird deaths. What's billed as the most comprehensive analysis ever of these fatalities …

Southern Alberta makes good on plan to harness wind energy

Some Southern Albertans may have noticed a towering transmission line taking over the landscape along Highway 2. It’s part of the province’s plan to …

Keep Kansas’ renewable energy mandate and the benefits of wind power

Despite Gov. Sam Brownback’s sudden lack of support for it, the renewable energy mandate in Kansas deserves to be kept in place.<p>The Renewable …

New Study Reveals the Truth About Wind Turbines and Bird Deaths

Naysayers like to point to wind turbines as brutal bird-killing machines, wiping out huge populations of birds, but new research sheds some new light …

Wind Power

Geography in the News: Bluefin Tuna Decline

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Bluefin Tuna in Decline<p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), an international agreement between governments, dealt a serious blow to the Atlantic bluefin tuna in March 2010. The …

Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96%

The bluefin tuna, which has been endangered for several years and has the misfortune to be prized by Japanese sushi lovers, has suffered a catastrophic decline in stocks in the Northern Pacific Ocean, of more than 96%, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Equally concerning is the fact that …

Overfishing

When fishermen catch fish, there are inevitably fewer fish left in the sea. If it weren’t for fishes’ ability to reproduce relatively quickly, …

Defending Our Oceans

What We Do Defending Our Oceans<p>Over-fishing is emptying the seas faster than nature can replenish it, threatening the food security of hundreds of …

West African fishing communities drive off 'pirate' fishing trawlers

A group of 23 impoverished west African fishing communities has driven off a fleet of illegal, unreported and unregulated "pirate" trawlers by filming and reporting them when they are found in their waters.<p>In the 18 months since the London-based Environment Justice Foundation (EJF) raised the …

Denmark defends whale and dolphin slaughter in Faroe Islands – 1,085 dolphins killed since 21 July 2013

[Keep in mind that Japan still poaches dolphins at Taiji and whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary; Iceland and Norway continue to poach …

Endangered Penguins Caught in Oil Spill

A possible solution to the deforestation of Africa

Pristine Seas

News:<p>The Goal: Protect 20 of the Ocean's Wildest Places by 2020<p>Our Expeditions<p>We’ve explored some of the wildest places in the ocean. See what we’ve discovered.<p>The National Geographic Interactive Globe<p>Exploring the Globe<p>Explore the world by selecting, zooming in, and dragging. You can also spin our …

Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener

Aquaculture improves its environmental footprint.<p>Demand for salmon is soaring and is driving expansion of aquaculture—fish farming. For years, environmentalists advised conscientious consumers to avoid farmed salmon, but that's starting to change, thanks to an evolving industry.<p>Rich in protein and …

Equality for Women and Sustainable Development Go Hand in Hand

Human Journey<p>Half of the world’s farmers are women, but women only own about one percent of the world’s land. Similarly, women make up nearly 50 percent of the global fisheries workforce, but in most countries have little to no say in how fisheries are managed. These statistics are indicative of a …

Gulf Oil Spill "Not Over": Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

Report warns that 14 species are still struggling from the 2010 disaster.<p>Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report released today.<p>In particular, bottlenose dolphins and sea …

Will Newer Wind Turbines Mean Fewer Bird Deaths?

The jury is still out on what works to protect wildlife.<p><b>About an hour's drive east of San Francisco, steady winds blow about half the year through a stretch of terrain dotted with thousands of electricity-generating turbines.</b><p><b>Since the 1960s, Altamont Pass has been a proving ground for wind power.</b> …

Boycotting Tar Sands Oil: Will It Work?

Plans to pressure companies to change their fuel purchasing can be tough to execute.<p>What if you could choose where your fuel comes from?<p><b>In the United States, crude oil that is refined into gasoline comes from many sources: Mexico, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia all supply the American market, along</b> …

Arctic oil: it is madness to celebrate a new source of fossil fuels | John Sauven

Fossil fuels,Energy,Arctic 30 protesters,Greenpeace,Activism,Environment,Vladimir Putin,Russia,Arctic,Protest,World news,Gazprom,Energy industry,Business,Oil,Oil,Oil and gas companies<p>As the first barrels head for Europe, we cannot afford – and do not need – new sources of harder to reach fossil …

What Happens When Oil Spills in the Arctic?

A National Research Council report says we're far from ready.<p><b>As sea ice melts and the oil industry prepares to exploit the Arctic's vast resources, the United States faces big gaps in its preparedness for an oil spill in the region, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research</b> …

Watching Wind Turbines in Snow Sheds Light on Inefficiencies

New paper documents first commercial-scale look at "wakes" from turbines.<p>As wind energy production expands around the world, engineers have identified a nagging problem: When a wind turbine spins, its blades create disturbances in the air that can reduce the amount of energy produced.<p>This …

Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can …

Monarch butterflies keep disappearing. Here’s why.

Every November, millions of monarch butterflies arrive at the Oyamel fir forests in central Mexico, where they migrate to survive through the winter. Or at least that's what's <i>supposed</i> to happen.<p>In recent years, however, scientists have noticed a disturbing trend: The number of butterflies migrating …

Napa Earthquake Shakes Loose Unknown Groundwater

A major Northern California earthquake that caused an estimated $400 million in damage also unloosed torrents of groundwater that may help ease the …