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5 iconic places you need to visit before climate change ruins them.

A new report from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted 31 World Heritage Sites at risk of being seriously damaged by our changing climate.
http://www.upworthy.com/5-iconic-places-you-need-to-visit-before-climate-change-ruins-them?c=huf1

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Tigers confiscated from Tiger Temple

Sharon Guynup reports for National Geographic:

PUBLISHED June 2, 2016

Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple is losing its tigers.

The monastery and popular tourist attraction, the focus of allegations of animal abuse and trafficking for 15 years, was raided this week by authorities who planned to remove all 137 tigers held at the temple, three hours northwest of Bangkok.

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In An Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.
Emmanuel Saez, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that the top 1 percent of American households now controls 42 percent of the nation’s wealth, up from less than 30 percent two decades ago. The […]

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Bernie Sanders @Gainesville, FL Thursday!

Sanders to speak at rally on UF campus

By Cindy Swirko Staff writer, Gainesville Sun
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:32 PM
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who has especially energized college students to his campaign, will speak at the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Grant Schwab of Progressive Gators and Alachua County Wants Bernie Sanders said the […]

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Saving tigers from the Tiger Temple

Steve Winter shows tigers in Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Tigers are endangered in the wild. Keeping them in captivity isn’t the answer.
Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup have created a book on the subject, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.

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Video close calls with whales

Mother Nature Network reports on curious humans who get too close to whales — captured on video!

Whale-watching tours are increasingly popular as we crave getting closer to these amazing marine mammals.
Getting close to an animal that weighs many tons — in a watery environment that feels foreign to us land-bound mammals — is exciting and […]

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Bat Fest 2015!

Bat Fest 2015!

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to our 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival held Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This free festival is a fun, relaxing and recreational […]

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Tourists avoid fracking sites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fracking in or near public parklands could prompt tourists to stay away, according to a new survey released last week.

The study of park users in five Appalachian states found more than a third say they would be unwilling to participate in recreational activities near hydraulic fracturing operations, known more commonly as fracking.

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One-star reviews for national parks

You can’t please everyone. Tim Murphy of Mother Jones reports on one- and two-star reviews of national parks:
The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the Department of the Interior has waived admission fees for all NPS sites for the day. That’s a pretty sweet deal. You should stop reading this […]

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Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde

Presents: Do the Math

Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting five times the safe amount of CO2. Bill McKibben and 350.org are building a movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Come see what they’re up to….

Watch the Trailer: Do the Math

We are […]

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European investment bank to stop financing coal-fired power plants

New and refurbished coal-fired power plants will not be eligible for funding unless they emit less than 550 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour (gCO2/kW), the EIB said on Wednesday, which could be met either by a combined heat and power plant or one that also burns biomass.
“Adoption of the new lending criteria represents an […]

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Dolphin escapes captivity, reunites with its pod in the open ocean

While undergoing rehabilitation in a netted sea pen to ready her once again for life in the wild, Sampal apparently decided she’d waited long enough. Months before her planned release, the dolphin somehow managed to swim through a narrow tear in the pen’s netting to freedom in the vast ocean beyond — ending her four […]

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Costa Rica Will Transform Two Zoos into Botanical Gardens

The wide variety of creatures living in these zoos goes from birds and small mammals like monkeys and tapirs to large felines including jaguars and a lion to crocodiles and other reptiles.
Deputy Environment Minister Ana Lorena Guevara said she is working with animal-rescue organizations to relocate the specimens in these zoos and return to the […]

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Brazil’s Army Moves to Protect Indigenous Awá Tribe By Halting Illegal Logging

“Brazil has taken a promising first step towards saving the world’s most threatened tribe,” Survival International director Stephen Corry said. “This is proof that public opinion can effect change.”
While the operation has successfully presented an obstacle for loggers trying to enter and leave the land, the organization notes that the army has yet to move […]

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Green Drinks + Cinema Verde Film Screening JUNE 5

Cinema Verde Merges with Green Drinks to Present Film at Gators 4 Cinema
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 23, 2013
CONTACT: Trish Riley, 352-327-3560, Trish@CinemaVerde.org
      

Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival merges with Green Drinks to feature environmental films at Gators 4 Cinema in the Oaks Mall Plaza, slated to reopen its doors this month. The first Cinema […]

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On the Scene: A look at some of the films being screened at Cinema Verde | Gainesville.com

The lineup of the fourth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival, which starts Saturday and runs through Thursday, offers a wide range of feature-length films, documentaries and shorts over the course of its six days.Screenings and events are planned at Jolie, 6 W. University Ave., with a variety of ticket options available including […]

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Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival | Gainesville.com

  The fourth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Films & Art Festival    kicks off Feb. 9 and continues through Feb. 14. The festival features more than 30 films that hope to inspire individuals to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, said Riley, the event director.
via Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival | Gainesville.com.

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Romney wants to open public lands

Timothy Egan checks up on how public lands would fare under Romeny:
SALT LAKE CITY — In a part of Italy where chestnut trees are thick in the Apennine foothills, I once asked a neighbor in the little community where we lived how I might kill a wild boar. This impulse was driven by appetite, mostly […]

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True Terroir at a Self-Sufficient Farm in Costa Rica

Juan Sostheim has built this community as a place for people to connect—with like-minded others, with the land and with our own inner voices. You can’t come here and experience this farm’s rhythms without beginning to question things. Here, possibility blossoms into reality with a force matched only by Mother Earth herself.
via True Terroir at […]

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National Parks confront climate change

The National Parks released the mitigation part of the agency’s climate change strategy:
Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been a world leader in protecting natural and cultural resources. The NPS has preserved many of the country’s greatest treasures and in the process has been a model of resource management. We […]

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