Conservation Canine

Conservation Canines, the Latest in Ivory Police

Don’t let that sweet face fool you. This pup can sniff out ivory no matter how smugglers try to hide it. And guess what? There are more four-legged heroes just like him — eager to put an end to wildlife trafficking. They’re called “Conservation Canines!” African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) recently graduated their first class of…

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Alaska DOT Tries to Ignore Stellar Sea Lions

The Juneau Access Improvements Project is a proposed $570-million road project to extend Glacier Highway out of Juneau for closer road access to the southeast Alaskan towns of Haines and Skagway. Juneau, Alaska’s capital, is the only capital city in the United States whose roads do not connect with the continental road network. Currently travelers…

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Study Confirms Fracking Waste Fears

The fracking boom took off so quickly, it was difficult for science to stay out in front on determining the health and environmental impacts. That’s why so many states today have fracking despite the enormous consequences. Only a very few states, like Vermont, New York and Maryland, took their time to follow science and ban…

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Public and Environmental Review for Fur Export

Through an international endangered species trade treaty, the federal government is facilitating the mass export of furs and other animal parts to other countries where fur coats and the like are still socially acceptable. In doing so, the feds have skirted environmental review and public input for the program. The U.S. is a party to…

May 21 Direct Action

New Yorkers Needed to ResistAIM and Stop the Pipeline

On May 21, ResistAIM will be sponsoring an event where people from all over New York and the Northeast will go to the pipeline route for a day of peaceful civil disobedience. Activists will rally at a site where Spectra Energy is constructing the AIM pipeline in order to stop construction from proceeding, sending a…

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Urge USDA to Promote Sustainable Diet

The American appetite for meat — which is four times the global average — is eating away at wild habitat, water, and even our climate. Yet while other governments have taken specific steps to recommend diets lower in meat and dairy, the US Department of Agriculture continues to cater to the livestock industry, leaving sustainability…

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Mongolia Gives Snow Leopards More Protected Area

Mongolia’s Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards. The Great Ikh Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, has approved a proposal to turn the Tost Mountains, a prime snow leopard habitat in the country’s South Gobi province, into a Nature Reserve, one of four categories…