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She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and brought up in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She went to Texas A&M University in the USA and is a veritable byword for the global citizen. But Kusum Vyas is also a staunch follower of the Hindu way of life, and its culture and traditions. She takes great inter...
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Photographer James Balog set out to film climate change by placing two dozen time-lapse cameras throughout the Arctic. The result, aside from frostbit fingers and a near helicopter crash, are stunning images of melting glaciers. His footage is captured in "Chasing Ice," a 75-minute documentary with...
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New Zealand's Southland schoolchildren have shown their film-making talents in a competition to raise awareness of environmental matters. The red carpet was rolled out for the second annual Green Screen Environmental Short Film Awards at Centrestage, Invercargill, on Thursday night. The film proje...
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  It's only relatively recently that conservationists have come to appreciate that efforts to protect mountain gorillas in the wild need to engage and involve the communities surrounding the habitat where this critically-endangered species lives. One notable example of t...
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In this new biography by Stefan Bechtel, Hornaday's passion about conservation, and his role in the passage of wildlife protection laws is explored in detail. Here is a promotional video for the book: "Mr. Hornaday's War" is a long-overdue biography of William Temple Hornaday. He was complex, qu...
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French explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau's devotion to ocean preservation has inspired generations of scientists, conservationists and nature enthusiasts.  "To live on the land we must learn from the sea," wrote John Denver in a 1975 musical tribute to Cousteau and his iconic researc...
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Save Our Shores, the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action on the Central Coast, is pleased to announce the recipients of their annual Ocean Hero awards. The Save Our Shores 2012 Ocean Hero Award goes to Mark Stone, whose leadership authoring and passing Santa Cruz County’s single...
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Love wildlife? Got Twitter? Then drop Craigslist founder Craig Newmark a message using the hashtag #Squirrels4Good. For every tweet, Newmark will donate $1 to the National Wildlife Federation, up to $5,000.   Newmark will also donate a dollar if you use the #Squirrels4Good hashtag on either h...
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  In today’s Washington Post, it was revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been investigating peaceful climate and anti-fracking activists as a threat. In response to anonymous complaints Rising Tide North Texas, a part of the Rising Tide North America ...
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Four remarkably brave activists eluded the barricades and put their bodies between enormous Alberta tar sands upgrader parts and the ecological and climate devastation they will visit on us all.  As three of the last five of 78 ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil megaloads moved through downtown Moscow, Id...
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Shannon Skelton, Environmental Hero with a Fish Story Worth Hearing The early years were a scary endeavor and squeaky tight financially. Yet, Shannon Skelton knew he could build a better river. With water resources valued for sustaining human life, Skelton had his work cut out for him to champion a...
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In 2011, the fifth year of the Earth Hour campaign, WWF-Australia introduced the WWF Earth Hour Awards to celebrate the grassroots efforts of everyday Australians going ‘beyond the hour’ for the planet. As we enter the second year of the Awards, we're pleased to re-launch last year's favourite ...
Earth Hour 2011: Hanan Hassan and Julia Lin, champions of EnviroKids – Young Panda Award Winners.  / ©: WWF-Australia
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Masao Kanamitsu, whose pioneering efforts transformed the ability of scientists to detect climate patterns over the course of decades, died of cancer Aug. 17 at his home in Del Mar, Calif. He was 67. The researcher known to friends and family simply as "Kana" was well known nationally and internat...
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  Timed with the re-release of the blockbuster film Avatar in theaters last week, director James Cameron has joined forces with Amazon Watch to get the word out about "A Message from Pandora" and the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of th...
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An infant mountain gorilla was rescued from poachers in Rwanda in August 2011 with help from a partnership made up of WWF, African Wildlife Foundation and Fauna & Flora International. A group of Rwandan and Congolese men were attempting to smuggle the female, less than one-year old, into Rwanda ...
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Anderson's Georgia-based firm, Interface, makes carpet tiles from petroleum products. He transformed the firm into a model of sustainability. By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times In the summer of 1994, carpet-tile mogul Ray C. Anderson made a sobering discovery: Although his billion-dollar business wa...
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On Earth Day of this year, pro surfer Jesse Heilman, 23, thought about what he might be able to do to make a difference in the environmental landscape. With seemingly insurmountable doom and gloom on the ecological horizon, the possibility of affecting change might seem too daunting for some. &nb...
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Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in prison today at the Salt Lake City federal courthouse. He was taken immediately into custody, being denied the typical 3 weeks afforded to put his affairs in order and say goodbye to his friends and family.   Federal prosecutors asked for Tim to...
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Amy Russell isn't expecting her walk across Connecticut to pose much of challenge. She's just going 140 miles, starting Saturday in Granby and finishing next Friday in Greenwich. That is child's play compared to the 7,000-mile, two-year trek across Africa she starts in January in an effort to rais...
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Montanans Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg backpacked the length of the Andes Mountains for nearly two years, traversing the rocky spine of South America on foot. The two explorers pieced together a makeshift route that included portions of centuries-old Incan trails and paths carved by inhabitan...
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