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150,000 Orangutans Lost in 16 Years to Human Intervention
Offbeat  (tags: orangutans, killed, habitat destruction, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 430 days ago - greenerideal.com
Upwards of 150,000 Borneo orangutans âEUR" almost half the global population âEUR" were killed over a 16-year period due to human conflict and deforestation of their habitats.
It's Not Just Human Bloodshed: War Is Killing Our Wildlife, Too
Offbeat  (tags: war, animal killings, wildlife loss, sufferings, Habitat Destruction, ecosystems, living conditions, safety, risks, effects, food, destruction )


- 461 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
The effects of war on human populations are generally well documented. With some exceptions, the harm done to animals and ecosystems is considered only as an afterthought (if at all). But this week, in a letter in science journal Nature, researchers...
Wildlife Numbers Plunge By 50% Since 1970 - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, pictures, world, environment, habitat destruction )

Zora
- 1667 days ago - theguardian.com
Habitat destruction and hunting causing huge decline in wildlife population on land, in rivers and in the oceans, a new 'Living Planet' analysis from WWF and the Zoological Society of London reveals
Baby Sloths Take A Bath (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: cute, sloths, bath, wildlife, habitat destruction, rescued, video, goodnews )

Barb
- 2640 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
We're pretty sure baby sloth bath time is the best time of the day, especially when there's a tasty hibiscus flower in it as a reward. Not, not for you, for the sloths, sorry.
Rush Limbaugh: No Need to Clean Up Oil Spill: "It's Natural. It's as Natural as the Ocean Water Is."
Offbeat  (tags: Rush Limbaugh, Gulf oil spill, ecosystems, habitat destruction, wildlife, animal welfare, human welfarebizarre )

David
- 3278 days ago - politicalwire.com
Pundit Rush Limbaugh, who has a home on Florida's Palm Beach, suggested that the explosion could have resulted from Earth Day eco-sabotage by one of the rig workers. Limbaugh also said a cleanup was unnecessary.
Enemy of Wildlife Named Humane Legislator of the Year
Offbeat  (tags: HSUS, award, enemy of wildife, habitat destruction, wild animals )

Simone
- 3334 days ago - animals.change.org
Last week, the HSUS named its 2009 Humane Legislator of the Year: Nick Rahall (D-WV). Rahall, the House Natural Resources Committee Chairman, has been a champion for protecting the wild horses of the American West ... and for obliterating wildlife habitat
Dirty Gold's Impacts
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, dirty gold, mining, habitat destruction, environment )

Beatrice
- 3714 days ago - nodirtygold.org
Most consumers don't know where the gold in their products comes from, or how it is mined. Gold mining is a dirty industry: it can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments.
   

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