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Arctic Ground Squirrel

32,000 Year Old Seed Sprouts the World’s Oldest Plant

Recently Russian scientists discovered  an arctic squirrel’s burrow that contained frozen seeds that resulted in the World’s oldest plant sprouting. Surrounded by layers of woolly rhinoceros, bison, and mammoth bones the seeds were found 124 feet (38 meters) below the permafrost. Seed preservation is vital in retaining a healthy diversity of plant species for future […]

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Six Ways Outdoor Sportspeople Can Reduce Their Impact

Six Ways Outdoor Sportspeople Can Reduce Their Impact

This guest post is by Jess of www.AppOutdoors.com. If you love to hike, mountain bike, climb, kayak, or surf, the chances are that you’re more environmentally aware than most. On the whole, outdoors sportspeople are amongst the strongest and most vocal champions of National Parks and wilderness areas but there is always more to do. […]

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Top Threats to the Arctic Ecosystem

Environmentally Unfriendly: Top Threats to the Arctic Ecosystem

This guest post is by Douglas Santos of savebiogems.org. The damage being done to our planet is perhaps most noticeable in the Arctic region. The Arctic ecosystem has been put through the ringer, polluted and altered in ways that can pull at the heartstrings of the stoutest individuals. Pollution and chemicals from around the world […]

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Canada Eliminating Marine Pollution Program by April 2013

Canada Eliminating Marine Pollution Program by April 2013

In a somewhat controversial decision, Canada has chosen to shut down their marine pollution program. The program and job cuts are an attempt to save the country $79 million. However, the program was created to protect Canada’s ocean waters from chemical threats. “As can be expected when one is told their position is being terminated, […]

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Oxford University Led the Way in Discovering New Species on Seafloor Near Antarctica

Led by Professor Alex Rogers of Oxford University's Department of Zoology, researchers have discovered previously unknown marine species and organisms. They found an octopus in addition to new species of starfish, sea anemones, barnacles and yeti crab. Found on the dark ocean floor near Antarctica, these new species were discovered around hydrothermal vents. Reaching temperatures up […]

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Corruption in Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Cleared

Corruption in Malaysia: Taib Family is Destroying Borneo Rainforest in Oil Palm Land Grab

Leaked land registry records show the corruption of Malaysian politician and his family are taking government land and destroying the Borneo rainforest as they build palm oil plantations. The growing demand for palm oil and palm kernel oil add to the amount of rainforest land all over the world being cleared at an unprecedented rate. […]

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How to Solve the Global Warming Problem? Scientists Found the Solution to Global Warming.

Global warming. Everyone knows about it, although not everyone believes it. For those that think the earth is warming up and it's causing massive environmental changes they generally have one question. The question of how to solve global warming has been a concern for many people as the effects become more apparent with icebergs melting.  […]

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Supposedly Extinct Giant Galapagos Tortoise Species Found

A few hundred kilometers from Floreana in the Galapagos Island chain, the long thought extinct Giant Galapagos Tortoise may have been rediscovered by scientists. Through the use of time-tested field work and genetic research scientists have learned that the Galapagos Giant Tortoise may still be living on Wolf Volcano. Located on Isabela island's north end, Wolf Volcano is […]

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Black-Footed Ferrets Are Getting a Second Chance

Disease nearly wiped out the black-foot ferrets in 1985. With only 18 surviving Black-Footed Ferrets two years later, biologists and researchers focused their efforts on a captive-breeding program in hopes to bring back their numbers. After a tough start the recovery program has shown promising results. It's been 25 years and around 500 black-footed ferrets […]

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Green Sea Turtle

Every Year As Many As 35,000 Turtles Are Illegally Killed and Eaten in Baja California

There is a growing problem in Mexico. Eating sea turtles has been outlawed since 1990, yet as many as 35,000 turtles are killed and consumed in Baja California. Five of the seven sea turtle species – all listed as endangered, vulnerable or threatened – occupy the water surrounding the Baja California peninsula. These waters are […]

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