May 2013

Conservation Now, Apocalypse Postponed

May 27, 2013

Talking about wildlife conservation these days can bring about a certain amount of gloom. Poachers are killing off elephants for their tusks faster than you can say fire back. Habitats are being decimated to meet new demands generated by the spread of consumer culture. Everywhere you look, some of the world’s most majestic creatures are […]

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Amazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga Continues

May 16, 2013

Belo Monte is a controversial mega dam being built in the Amazon on Indigenous land. The old project conceived during the military dictatorship (1964-1985), and which was revived by the Lula government, is the bête noire of Brazilian environmentalists due to the damage it will cause to a pristine region in the Amazon. It will […]

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Carbon Levels in the Atmosphere Hit Feared Milestone

May 10, 2013

Alarming news on the climate change front this Friday. Scientific measurements show that the heat-trapping gas has now reached an average daily level above 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in three million years. This raises the prospects of drastic climatic shifts and higher sea levels. Related Posts:Chasing Ice Opens in the […]

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Verizon Expands Investment in Alternative Energy

May 6, 2013

Verizon has announced it will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country. The company estimates the completed project will generate more than 70 million kilowatt of clean energy, which would be enough to power more than 6,000 single-family […]

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