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WAYZATA — Soccer balls are saving endangered rhinos in South Africa. Many poachers have traded in their weapons for soccer shoes and uniforms, thanks to a soccer league with ties to the Lake Minnetonka area. Orono native Matt Bracken, who started the anti-poaching Wild and Free Foundation five yea...
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WAYZATA — Soccer balls are saving endangered rhinos in South Africa. Many poachers have traded in their weapons for soccer shoes and uniforms, thanks to a soccer league with ties to the Lake Minnetonka area. Orono native Matt Bracken, who started the anti-poaching Wild and Free Foundation five yea...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Note: This is part two of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations has been under scrutiny in recent weeks. In fact, the agency is in danger of being drastically cut back or dismantled ...
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Opening the Our Ocean conference, host nation Chile declared a 243,630-square-mile sanctuary around Easter Island in the South Pacific off its eastern coast, marking the largest marine reserve in American waters. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the designation will protect 27 endangere...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
When large chunks of ice break off of a glacier and plop with a giant splash into the chilly water, the result can be lots of thunderous shaking. These mysterious glacial quakes have increased seven-fold in Greenland in the past two decades, according to new research. Now, scientists think they've ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth is a constant marvel, especially for children who enjoy learning about its wonders. As people celebrate Earth Day today (April 22), some may choose to mark the occasion by going hiking in the woods to soak in nature, while others may take the opportunity to research ways to reduce their carbo...
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A large bird known to nest in wetlands along the Santa Ana and Colorado rivers will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials announced Thursday. The western population of yellow-billed cuckoo will be listed as threatened with extinction because its habitats along ri...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Climate change has made us question the things that we do, from buying food and using energy to riding planes and driving cars. One of the top questions surrounding climate change is this: Which fuel type is more environmentally friendly, petrol or diesel? Common knowledge would make us reply “diese...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have now discovered that the growing, broad-scale loss of water is...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Mopti — At the noisy market in Mali's central city of Mopti, 49-year-old Alimatou Maiga complains about how hard it is to find big fish for sale these days. Extracting a dried fish from a dish full of others, Maiga said supplies have become less plentiful even though the region is Mali's main sourc...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Costa Rica's Environmental Court ordered the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) to stop a local company from causing further damage to Caletas wetlands, located in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. According to the ruling, the farming company Agropecuaria Caletas S.A. built a fenc...
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A Smithsonian museum scientist who dealt with the nation's largest dolphin die-off arrived Tuesday to help figure out what's killing dolphins in Virginia at a rate not seen in 26 years. As of Monday, 16 dolphins had washed up dead in Virginia in August, bringing this year's total to 103. Almost hal...
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Posted by on in Food
The world’s largest seed corporation says it has dropped its bid to get more genetically modified crops onto the European market due to the wide-spread popular opposition. The biotech giant says it will expand its share of the natural seed market instead. “We will no longer be pursuing approvals fo...
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