Tag Archives: Endangered Species

Bush Throws Polar Bears Under the Bus

Polar bear reacts to today’s news. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announces revisions to Endangered Species Act. ‘To finally admit that the science compels the listing of the polar bear as threatened due to global warming, but then deny it the … finish reading Bush Throws Polar Bears Under the Bus

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Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

Dubya: The legacy.The Legacy Grows: ‘Every rule in every agency is under attack.’By Thomas Cleaver / The Rag Blog / October 31, 2008 See ‘A Last Push To Deregulate: White House to Ease Many Rules’ by R. Jeffrey Smith, Below. … finish reading Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

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Worst Offender : eBay Bans Ivory Sales

‘eBay auctions account for nearly two-thirds of the global trade in endangered species.’By Casey Miner / October 24, 2008 eBay announced this week that it would ban all sales of elephant ivory on its site after the International Fund for … finish reading Worst Offender : eBay Bans Ivory Sales

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1 in 4 Mammals Now Thought to Face Extinction

A fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), one of the world’s mammals that is declining in population. More than a third are probably threatened with extinction. Photo by Mathieu Ourioux / AFP / Getty Image.‘What we are facing is a very rapid, … finish reading 1 in 4 Mammals Now Thought to Face Extinction

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BushCo and Sarah Palin : Polar Bears, Schmolar Bears….

‘The Bush Administration had not wanted to designate the polar bear as threatened in the first place; now Palin’s lawsuit provided cover to backtrack on the decision’By Mark Hertsgaard / September 10, 2008 It wasn’t much noticed at the time, … finish reading BushCo and Sarah Palin : Polar Bears, Schmolar Bears….

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Endangered Species : Angered Scientists, Green Groups Confront Administration

Interior secretary Dirk Kempthorne, winner of the 2007 Rubber Dodo Award, is drawing the wrath of scientists and green groups.Environmental groups plea for public comment on endangered species law changesBy Elana Schor / August 22, 2008 A coalition of scientists … finish reading Endangered Species : Angered Scientists, Green Groups Confront Administration

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Berkeley Scientists : World In ‘Mass Extinction Spasm’

Amphibians are dying even in remote Sierra Nevada.Scientists: Humans To Blame ‘Behind all this lies the heavy hand of Homo sapiens’ By John Boitnott / August 12, 2008 “There’s no question that we are in a mass extinction spasm right … finish reading Berkeley Scientists : World In ‘Mass Extinction Spasm’

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Nearly Half of all the World’s Primates at Risk of Extinction

The endangered golden lion tamarin. Photo by Anup Shah/Getty Images.Study paints bleak picture for hundreds of species: Loss of habitat and boom in bushmeat trade blamedBy James Randerson / August 5, 2008 Nearly half of all primate species are now … finish reading Nearly Half of all the World’s Primates at Risk of Extinction

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Robert Silverberg : Sci Fi Writer Takes On Peak Metal

Robert Silverberg at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. Photo by Szymon Sokół.Reflections: The Death of Galliumby Robert Silverberg Robert Silverberg is an American author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He is a multiple winner … finish reading Robert Silverberg : Sci Fi Writer Takes On Peak Metal

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Another Species Is Biting the Dust

Orangutan Populations Declining SharplyBy Michael Casey / July 5, 2008 BANGKOK, Thailand – – Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species … finish reading Another Species Is Biting the Dust

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As Go the Penquins, So Goes the Sea

Bellwether Species?A king penguin at the edge of an ice shelf in Antarctica. Photo from Getty Images.Penguin Woes Signal Trouble at SeaBy Seth Borenstein / July 1, 2008 The dwindling march of the penguins is signaling that the world’s oceans … finish reading As Go the Penquins, So Goes the Sea

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Someone Call Al Gore…

Kelly / The Onion. The Rag Blog / June ll, 2008

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