Endangered Species

‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales

“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Bobby Yip
via ‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales | HuffPost.

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Looking Back: Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

By Daniel Salazar
Peter J. Brown (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2012 Film & Arts Festival (Photo by Rob Osiecki)
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2012) directed by Peter J. Brown, arguably best known for his stint on Animal Planet’s hit TV show, Whale Wars, is one of the most controversial films we have shown in Cinema Verde, and […]

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Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

“Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity.”
Photograph: Felix Marquez/AP
via Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian.

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Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

“Ryan Zinke has recommended three major marine monuments be reduced to allow greater commercial fishing, prompting anguish from environmental groups.”
Photograph: Reuters
via Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn | Environment | The Guardian.

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Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

Sea ice also melting at fastest pace in 1,500 years, US government scientists find.
Photograph: John Mcconnico/AP
via Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds | Environment | The Guardian.

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‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears.’
via ‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say | Environment | The Guardian.

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

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Graphic Japanese whaling footage released after five-year legal battle

“Footage released by activist group Sea Shepherd shows Japanese fishermen harpooning whales in the Southern ocean before dragging them, still alive, along the side of the vessel.” WARNING: this footage may distress some readers.
Source: The Guardian

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ANWR Drilling May Be Allowed In Senate Tax Bill

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
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Source: NPR 

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It’s Not Just Elephants. Trump Rolled Back Regulations On Lion Trophies, Too

“The folly that the killing helps lions and elephants is just that ― pure folly.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

Very worrying finding’ from nearly 11km deep confirms fears that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth.

Source: The Guardian

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WHITE HOUSE: Trump dines out on shark-fin soup

President Trump was served shark-fin soup on his recent trip to Vietnam; some in the U.S. have pushed for a ban on the shark-fin trade.

Source: E&E News

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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