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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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8 Incredible Endangered Landmarks (Slideshow)

  Whether because of natural disasters or mismanagement, tourism or deforestation, neglect or pollution,†several of the world's most precious landmarks are facing serious threats to their surv…

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8 Things You Can Do To Reduce Light Pollution

Until I interviewed the Dark Ranger (aka Kevin Poe), I hadn't thought much about the seeming disappearance of the stars in the sky. I knew my suburban existence had something to do with not seeing as …

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8 Beautiful & Bizarre Landscapes (Slideshow)

  Sometimes Mother Nature creates landscapes so fantastical that it is hard to believe they're even real. Check out some of the most out-of-this-world landscapes on Earth. Leave some other …

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Kananaskis Kids Protect Watersheds & Wetlands

Millions of families visit the Canadian province of Alberta and take home memories of stunning natural beauty. Far-reaching boreal forests in the north, endless prairies stretching eastward to Saskatc…

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Revisit The Lorax On Earth Day

When my children were young, I read The Lorax to them every Earth Day. The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss has been the go-to environmental book for kids since itís publication in 1971. As we embark on Earth D…

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Biomimicry: Designed By Nature

"We do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she sees." ~ Buckminster Fuller Here are some questions biomimicry can answer: How would nature get water to the desert? How w…

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