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Archive: Biodiversity

20 Oct 2014

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

by MIKE IVES
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. READ MORE

16 Oct 2014

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. READ MORE

13 Oct 2014

The Case Against a Legal Ivory Trade: It Will Lead to More Killing of Elephants

by MARY RICE
Proponents of easing the global ban on ivory are ignoring the fact that it was a legal market for ivory that pushed elephants toward extinction only a few decades ago. What’s needed now is not a legal ivory market, but better regulation and enforcement of the existing ban. READ MORE

13 Oct 2014

Ivory Trade Debate: Should the International Ban on Ivory Be Lifted?

by JOHN FREDERICK WALKER
Although most conservationists oppose it, a proposal to allow a partial lifting of the ban on ivory trading would benefit Africa’s elephants. With proper controls and enforcement, a legal trade would choke off demand for illicit ivory and discourage the poaching now decimating the continent's elephant populations. READ MORE

09 Oct 2014

True Altruism: Can Humans Change To Save Other Species?

by VERLYN KLINKENBORG
A grim new census of the world’s dwindling wildlife populations should force us to confront a troubling question: Are humans capable of acting in ways that help other species at a cost to themselves? READ MORE

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22 Oct 2014: In East Coast Marshes, Goats Take On a Notorious Invader

21 Oct 2014: Desert and Mediterranean Plants More Resistant to Drought than Expected

13 Oct 2014: E360 Video Winner: A Legacy of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

13 Oct 2014: Climate Change To Make Many Fish Species Extinct in Tropics, Study Says

01 Oct 2014: Scientists Photograph Gathering Of 35,000 Walruses on Alaskan Beach

01 Oct 2014: E360 Video: Indonesian Villagers Use Drones to Protect Their Forest

30 Sep 2014: Half of the Planet's Animals Lost Since 1970, Report Says

25 Sep 2014: Cashes Ledge: New England's Rich Underwater Laboratory

15 Sep 2014: Interview: Making Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

11 Sep 2014: Brazilian Amazon Deforestation Jumps by 29 Percent, Government Says


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