Tag: Conservation

Marine Theme Parks Place Profits Over Animal Welfare

by Katie Palmer -Canada- Like for many Canadian children, the 1993 Warner Brothers classic Free Willy fueled my love of orca whales, colloquially known as “killer whales.” I begged my parents to give me a “whale name.” They dubbed me

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Refuse, Renew, and Precycle this World Oceans Day

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor June 8 is World Oceans Day – a growing global celebration of the big blue body of life that covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface. “The ocean makes life on Earth possible,” reads the

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To Survive Humans Need Will to Change: Commit to Reducing Pollution and Waste this Earth Day

by Victoria Stirling -Canada- What legacy are we going to leave our descendants? Will human beings worldwide re-evaluate our actions, our politics, and our economics according to their effects on the whole network of life? Today the ethics of ecology

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A Turbulent Year for California’s Cormorants

by Kimberly N. Chase – USA – Once one of the world’s most notorious prisons, Alcatraz is now home to a new type of visitor – nesting seabirds. On a bright May morning this year, the sun cast bold shadows

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The Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard Says “It’s so solvable”: 2009 Bioneers Conference Focuses on Solutions

by Kimberly N. Chase – USA – Walking through any one of America’s big cities, the wind may brush a candy bar wrapper across the street and giant bags of trash might choke the sidewalk. Some people think nothing of

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Women Bear the Brunt of Climate Crisis: Their Stories from the UN Conference in Bali

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – At the December UN conference in Bali, Indonesia, experts and concerned people alike discussed how poor women in developing countries bear the brunt of climate change in a wide range of ways. They

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Threatening Tides: Extinguishing Ecosystems and Communities in the Name of Hydroelectric Power

by Michelle Chen – USA – “Rich men dam the water Flooding the hill rice field, causing problems for Mother Rich men dam the river Flooding the roof and making Mother homeless” To the Karen people living along the Salween

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Are Biofuels Really the Answer? New Studies Blow the Lid Off Biofuel Production and the Price the Planet Will Pay

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor, The WIP – USA – The issue of deforestation hasn’t been on my radar for some years. It is one of the problems on our planet that I’d assumed would be so obvious that surely

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Climate Change: An Urgent Issue for Poor Countries Like the Philippines

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – Nowhere will the impact of climate change be felt more than in the world’s poorest nations where people live on less than a dollar a day. The brutal reality is that impoverished countries

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Serve God Save The Planet: A Winning Combination

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor, The WIP USA You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi The earth was designed to sustain every generation’s needs, not to be plundered in an attempt to meet

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