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Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam
Animals  (tags: rhinoceros, rhinos, endangered, rhino horn, TCM, traditional chinese medicine, Vietnam, decreased use )

Brian
- 6 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
"A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the gov't of that SE Asian nation"
What Do the Eco Heretics Mean for GM Golden Rice?
Environment  (tags: Dr Patrick Moore, Greenpeace, GM, Golden Rice, Nutrition, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Human Health, Developing World, Eco-Heretics )

Brian
- 6 hours ago - foodnavigator.com
"Dr Patrick Moore - Greenpeace founding member and GM defector - represents a fear that lurks in the heart of all ideologists: Am I on the right side of the fence? Am I the goodie or the baddie?"
Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Owner Wins Climate Leadership Award
Environment  (tags: TransCanada, Keystone XL pipeline, #NoKXL, Tar Sands Oil, #DirtyOil, Climate Change, Emissions, Climate Leadership Award, Outrage )

Brian
- 7 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
TransCanada, "the company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline was recognized this week for leadership on climate change -- to the shock of environmental activists. "
Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion
Environment  (tags: Tar Sands, #NoTarSands, #TarSandsBlockade, US, Expansion, EPA, Climate Change, Taxpayers, Emissions, Toxic Contamination )

Brian
- 7 hours ago - truth-out.org
"Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense - in every sense of the word - of American taxpayers."
Major Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
Environment  (tags: Oil Spill, Disaster, Toxic Contamination, Environmental Devastation, Louisiana, EPA )

Brian
- 7 hours ago - commondreams.org
"Officials on Sunday are continuing work to contain what an EPA representative called a major oil spill in northwestern Louisiana that could take months to clean up."
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Imperiled Harbor Porpoises - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: wildanimals, wildlife, protection, porppoises, animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, environment, humans )

Cal
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Designate more protected areas for harbor porpoises in the United Kingdom
TAKE ACTION NOW! Save the Island Fox
Animals  (tags: island fox, endangered, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, wildlife, wildanimals, protection )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
A key to the recovery of the island fox is the removal of the golden eagle from the Channel Islands, ecosystem restoration and disease control.
This Proposed Pipeline Would Be Even Bigger Than Keystone XL
Environment  (tags: proposed Energy East Pipeline, environment, destruction, ecosystems, energy, pollution, politics, healthconditions, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 1 day ago - grist.org
Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipelines in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to.
Vermont Gubernatorial Debate - All 7 Candidates Are Allowed To Debate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Vermont, Gubernatorial Debate, Candidates, Governor Peter Shumlin (D), Scott Milne (R), Dan Feliciano (I), Cris Ericson (I), Emily Peyton (I), Bernard Peters (I), Pete Diamondstone (I) )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - c-span.org
I love Vermont who allows the many voices to be heard, whether some of these people win or lose at least their voices were heard. Fancy hats or beards, some of what they have said makes good sense at least it got out there to the ears win or lose. Enjoy.
 
 
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