All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Conservation’

Yellowstone Invasive Trout Showing Signs Of Decline

On Tuesday, a conservation group and government scientists reported that an invasive species of trout that devastated the native trout species in Yellowstone National Park is showing signs of decline, which is deemed as a “significant progress” in their efforts to get rid of them. The invasive trout were first seen in the Yellowstone Lake in 1994 when it was …

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Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe’s major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual trend called Earth Hour. Initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2007, the act is meant to be …

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California Now Running Low On Natural Gas

California – the home of Hollywood great climates, and celebrity glitz – is now facing yet another crisis. As if the drought wasn’t enough… The state has been in a severe drought with some communities expected to literally run out of water. This might be considered one of the worst emergencies in decades for Californians, but hang on, there is …

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USS Monitor Restoration Threatened by Funding Cuts

The famed Civil War-era ironclad, the USS Monitor, is back in rough waters after seeing significant dips in funding for its restoration. When the wreck was pulled from North Carolina coast in 2002, it was thought that restoration might take a total of 15 years to complete. “But right now, if nothing was to change, 50 to 60 years is …

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Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles

The Obama administration is under heat again, but this time the pressure is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, it was revealed that wind power companies will be able to accidentally injure and kill bald and golden eagles for 30 years without fear of penalty or recourse. Wind farms with large rotating turbines have inadvertently killed the national …

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Asian Unicorn Spotted in Vietnam After a Decade

The Asian unicorn is a mysterious real-life creature that received the title “unicorn” partly due to the animal’s ability to remain unseen. Spotting a living Asian unicorn has been considered to be almost impossible, making the occurrence nearly as expected as seeing the unicorns of mythical tales. However, these creatures are real, and they are linked to cattle though having …

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Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today

Gold mining has been called “the gift that keeps on taking” by geographer Gary Brechin, and the damage to California will possibly last ten millennia. The LA Times and USA Today report that the hydraulic mining practices of gold rush-era miners in the mid-to-late 1800s deposited mercury-laced sediments throughout the Sacramento Valley and deep into the San Francisco Bay. Even …

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Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly

For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five endangered tigers (among other endangered species). Enough trees to get an Indian Congressman to propose it be turned into a …

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Google Conserves Water And Cools Servers At The Same Time

Greenpeace really likes Google and their commitment to using more efficient ways to power their data centers across the country. I’m sure the conservation group would also be delighted by Google’s recycled water cooling system. Jim Brown, Google’s Data Center Facilities Manager, posted today on the company’s blog about how they use water from the Chattanoochee River in Georgia to …

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E-Waste Recycling Turns Phones Into Gold

We throw things away. It’s just part of being a consumer culture. If a phone breaks or we’re done with the current technology, we can either sell it or throw it away. Unfortunately, the majority of American seem to think they can only throw away that old cell phone. Today’s infographic from Server Monkey seeks to inform Americans of all …

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E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think

There is a lot of debate surrounding e-books in regard to if they will ever replace real books as the conventional way to digest writer’s works. One undeniable fact is that e-book readers are getting less expensive everyday and therefore becoming more popular. Certain publications are only being offered as e-books and with the increasing cost of physical resources like …

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