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Ocean Watch

Ocean Watch

This year scientists discovered a new whale species in the Bering Sea and long-living orcas in the Pacific, even as dolphins in China, Hong Kong and Gulf of California waters are rapidly disappearing.

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Bye-Bye Birdies

Bye-Bye Birdies

Factors as diverse as island rats and cats, overfishing and plastic products are putting a third of all North American bird species at risk of extinction.

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Good Move

Good Move

China is using a campaign by Hollywood icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.to urge its citizens to eat half as much meat.

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Extinction Scenario

Extinction Scenario

The risk of humans disappearing from the Earth is estimated at one-tenth of a percent every year, say environmental biologists, but rising temperatures and populations may push that probability up to 3 percent.

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Solar Sidewalk

Solar Sidewalk

In literally groundbreaking news, photovoltaic pavers are to grace a sidewalk section of a rest stop on iconic Route 66.

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Greening Planet

Greening Planet

In the last 33 years, one quarter to a half of Earth’s vegetated lands have become more dense with living plants, which can help counter rising carbon emission levels.

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America Outdone

America Outdone

To protect its traditional seeds and agriculture, Venezuela has passed perhaps the toughest law in the world regulating the use and research of genetically modified organisms.

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Wise Woodsmen

Wise Woodsmen

Products linked to deforestation will no longer be purchased by Norway’s public agencies.

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Patient Pets

Patient Pets

An Ontario hospital allows patients’ cats and dogs, once thoroughly scrubbed, to visit them for an hour each week.

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Eco-Toy Story

Eco-Toy Story

Planet-friendly toys are both more sustainable and often more entertaining for youngsters.

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