Category Archives: Biodiversity

Toying with forest destruction

New Greenpeace investigation, ‘How APP is toying with extinction’ shows how Mattel, Disney, Hasbro and Lego are all implicated in trashing our tiger habitat. GreenpeaceVideo

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Barbie’s rainforest destruction habit REVEALED!

In a recent interview Ken learns of Barbie’s scandalous deforestation habit … she’s been wrapping herself in rainforest destruction and pushing endangered Sumatran tigers to the brink of extinction … GreenpeaceVideo    

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Water pollution in Thailand

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through … Continue reading

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Genetically engineered salmon’s fishy promises

For those who follow the theater of food politics, particularly the underwater portion of the drama, AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon has played something of leading role for two decades, dating back to the 1990s when the fish was first … Continue reading

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A report card for China’s environment

The Chinese government issued its annual “State of the Environment” report on Friday. Here are the highlights along with my interpretation and year-end grade for each subject based on the following standard: A – World class B – Good C … Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Palm rush proves costly for Guatemala’s small farmers

The pursuit of palm oil profits by agribusinesses in Guatemala is fuelling a food crisis for the poor The area of Guatemala given over to palm plantations to produce agrofuel increased by 146% between 2005 and 2010, according to estimates by the … Continue reading

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Flood Water Plus Fertilizer Runoff Creates a “Dead Zone” the Size of New Jersey

Natural processes used to occasionally create a “dead zone” of oxygen-poor water grows in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It would happen when nutrients from upstream got washed out to sea, feeding phytoplankton in the area. As that … Continue reading

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Thailand jungles mask surprise rise in tiger numbers

Deep in the jungle, armed forest rangers trek through the palms on a mission to confirm some rare good news: the discovery of a wild tiger population in an area of Thap Lan national park previously written off bywildlife experts. Working … Continue reading

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Protect the coral reefs—the life you save might be your own

Coral reefs are in big trouble worldwide — and that’s not just bad news for snorkelers. It could mean death instead of life for millions of people … maybe even you. Here’s why: Coral already provides the elemental compounds for a growing … Continue reading

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InInsects £134bn, coral £109bn – UN puts a value on nature’s resources

Nature and the services it provides are worth trillions of dollars annually to human society, and governments and businesses must formally recognise this to halt the continuing degradation of the natural world, a groundbreaking UN report said yesterday. The enormous … Continue reading

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