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11 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste today

Maybe you’re not ready to breakup with plastic altogether, but here are some simple ways that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in your life.

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Lawsuits pit county against Sierra Club, other conservationists on development in national forest

Environmental groups on Friday sued the county of San Diego over its handling of rules for backcountry development in the Cleveland National Forest — underlining the heated debate about how best to meet a growing population’s housing needs while lim

Pets & Animals | Animals!

15 Animals You’d Be Surprised to Find in Zoos | Mental Floss

Zoos have grown into a vehicle for conservationism and education, which is why you may see honey bees and chickens alongside more exotic animals.

Food & Drink | Travel

Martin's Boat - A Film By Pete McBride

O.A.R.S. presents Martin's Boat – a 23-minute film by Pete McBride honoring the late Martin Litton - www.martinsboat.com Preeminent conservationist David Bro...

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For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are On The Rise

For wild tigers, the numbers have not been kind. In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed free on our planet. Yet within a hundred years, that number plummeted by more than 95 percent — the result of rampant poaching and widespread habitat loss.

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Watch a Video of the Only Known Wild Jaguar in the U.S. | Mental Floss

The large cat known as "El Jefe" was spotted 25 miles outside of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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Paul Allen megayacht destroyed most of Caribbean coral reef, officials say

MV Tatoosh, Paul Allen’s 303-foot yacht, has destroyed about 80 percent of a protected coral reef — 14,000 square feet — in the Cayman Islands, according to officials there.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Rhinos with cameras hidden in their horns could prevent poaching

The war on wildlife crime is taking a new technology-driven direction.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

From Africa to China, How Israel Helps Quench the Developing World's Thirst » Mosaic

The untold story of Israeli hydrodiplomacy, from the 1950s until now. n November 1898, Theodor Herzl arranged a meeting with the German emperor, Wilhelm II, to obtain help in creating a Jewish state in the land of Israel. In their conversation, the Kaiser praised the work of the Zionist pioneers, telling Herzl that, above all else, “water and shade trees” would restore the land to its ancient glory.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Rhinos Get Camera Implants in Their Horns to Fight Against Poachers

A team of British conservationists have created a new system for stopping the killing of rhinos at the hands of poachers. The idea involves giving rhinos G

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Tom Selleck Accused of Stealing Truckloads of Water for His Avocado Ranch - Yahoo Celebrity

From Yahoo Celebrity: Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water from a hydrant to keep his 60-acre Westlake Village ranch alive amid California's drought — details

Politics | Politics

Drought shaming targets wealthy California water wasters who have lush lawns

California is struggling through its fourth year of a devastating drought, but that has not stopped every one from reducing their water consumption.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in an extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet. According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put und...

Pets & Animals | Animals

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Mystery Of Bee Colony Collapse May Have Been Solved

A team of scientists looked into the collapse of bee colonies and it was found that a number of reasons led to the collapse.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly

The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. ...

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Sixth-Remaining Northern White Rhino Dies : DNews

Angalifu, a northern white rhino housed at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, has died of old age at 44. With his death the subspecies draws closer to extinction, as only five remain.

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Poachers kill one of the world's largest elephants in Kenya - Telegraph

Poachers hack the face and tusks off Satao, one of Kenya's most famous elephants, as conservationists warn elephant poaching