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These 5 Animals Are About To Become Extinct

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, which means that 2013 has marked the 40th anniversary of this nation-wide government-funded conservation effort. The ESA was originally enacted with the …

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IUCN Proposes ‘Green List’ of Non-Endangered, Thriving Species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature looks as though they'll be adding a positive spin to their work: Adding a Green List of species to the existing Red List of endangered species. The…

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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil’s Fragmented Forests

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger While much is made about pervasive threats faced by Brazil's Amazon Rainforest (and rightfully so), the nation is home to another biologically diverse region that'…

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12 Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger Our human tendency toward innovation and ingenuity, coupled with our advancing technology, is helping to come up with solutions for saving some of the other species o…

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Australia OKs Kangaroo Hunt

An authorized kangaroo cull begins in nine natural reserves around Canberra. Australia says they threaten the biodiversity, but animal activists go out nightly attempting to halt the killings. …

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Unnatural States: The Ethics of Zoo Going

The Los Angeles Zoo, while well regarded and an exemplary urban zoo at that, has a dark history (as most long-standing zoos do) that lurks barely under the surface. A mile or so down the road from the…

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