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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

06 Oct 2014

With the Boom in Oil and Gas, Pipelines Proliferate in the U.S.

by PETER MOSKOWITZ
The rise of U.S. oil and gas production has spurred a dramatic expansion of the nation's pipeline infrastructure. As the lines reach into new communities and affect more property owners, concerns over the environmental impacts are growing. READ MORE

29 Sep 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

by FRED PEARCE
As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather than global treaties. READ MORE

18 Sep 2014

How Norway and Russia Made A Cod Fishery Live and Thrive

by JOHN WALDMAN
The prime cod fishing grounds of North America have been depleted or wiped out by overfishing and poor management. But in Arctic waters, Norway and Russia are working cooperatively to sustain a highly productive — and profitable — cod fishery. READ MORE

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27 Aug 2014: Obama Seeks Climate Accord Without Congressional Approval

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