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Gorilla Poaching Greater Threat Than Previously Believed
Animals  (tags: animals, gorillas, killed, bushmeat, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 3582 days ago -
The BBC has announced that up to two gorillas are killed and sold for bush meat each week in just one area of the Republic of Congo. The gorillas in question are Western lowland gorillas, which are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List
Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project
Animals  (tags: fishing cats, endangered, protection, conservation, studies, habitat, survival )

- 3587 days ago -
The Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project was established in 2003 with the goal of securing and restoring fishing cat populations and the conditions they need to thrive in the wild. The project supports basic surveys, ecological research
Brooklyn Non-Profit Team Turns Abandoned Rooftop Into Working Farm and Shelter for Refugees
Green Lifestyle  (tags: architecture, conservation, energy, eco-friendly, environment, ecosystems, design, goodnews, greenliving, green, humans, recycling, sustainable, protection, society, Sustainabililty, technology, home, interesting )

- 3582 days ago -
Terreform, a nonprofit architecture collective transforms the rooftop of a building in downtown Brooklyn into a shelter and farm for urban refugees- people displaced by the mortgage crisis.
A Car That Could Shrink to Fit in Your Pocket?
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, climate-change, ecosystems, conservation, green, pollution, Sustainabililty )

- 3612 days ago -
If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, how would you change the world? What about cars that could shrink to fit in your pocket? We could turn our parking lots into water parks. GOOD director Max Joseph explains.
Ugly Vacant Lot in Brooklyn Is Transformed Into Sustainable & Fun Putt-Putt Course By Local Artists
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, design, greenliving, humans, happy, good news, golf, reuse, new york, recycling, Sustainabililty, world )

- 3628 days ago -
The putting lot is a parking lot transformed into a nine-hole miniature golf course in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The theme of the course is "neighborhood sustainability" which encompasses both environmental sustainability and the sustainability of communities.
If We Are Going to Have the Death Penalty, Shouldn't We At Least Have Their Organs Donated
Society & Culture  (tags: death, culture, crime, rights, politics, law, government, interesting )

- 3646 days ago -
In 2008, 37 death row inmates were executed. None of their organs was donated. Now consider that there are currently 2,775 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant. In this GOOD Provocation, Graeme Wood makes the case for harvesting healthy organ
We CAN Take Setps to Improve the Overfishing Crisis and Protect Our Oceans
Environment  (tags: climate, animals, climate-change, ClimateChange, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, GoodNews, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, oceans, humans, protection, wildlife, water )

- 3646 days ago -
What does the future hold for fish? Rupert Murray, director of the movie, travels to Australia and dives to the SS Yongala shipwreck, an area which has been protected for over 30 yrs and which now thrives with marine life.
Brooklyn Residents Revitalize Neighborhood By Re-Using Old Dumpster as New Swimming Pools
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, design, greenliving, recycling, interesting, humans, water )

- 3651 days ago -
From smelly and ugly to fresh and entertaining: Macro-Sea Pools turns three large trash dumpsters into a swimming pool in an empty Brooklyn parking lot. This adaptive re-use project presents the neighborhood with new recreational opportunities.
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