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Jan
22

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Supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda Didn’t Wipe Out Everything: An Eco Editorial

Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) almost the eclipsing the entire Philippines. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr.

On November 8 super-typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), bearing winds of up to 300 km/h, made landfall in the Visayan region of the Philippines. What happened next is…

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Jan
19

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Most Irreplaceable Sites for Conserving Global Biodiversity

Palawan, Philippines' "Last Ecological Frontier", is among the IUCN list of most irreplaceable protected sites in the world. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by nennnn via Flickr.

A new study has identified 78 sites from around the world as being the most irreplaceable protected areas. From Colombia’s Sierra Nevada to the Philippines’ Palawan, these sites…

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Jan
4

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Pop Music and Steam Engines Boost Solar Power

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And here’s the latest on solar energy news: pop music and steam piston engines make for better solar power use. Who knew renewable energy could be so exciting?…

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Dec
28

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Eco-Voluntourism – Taking Vacations A Step Further

The community-based Pawikan Conservation Center in Bataan, Philippines. Some rights reserved by Roberto Verzo via Flickr.

Have you ever tried caring for captive endangered cheetahs in Namibia? Studying climate change’s effect on the Arctic tundra? How about guiding newly hatched sea turtles towards the…

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Dec
27

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WWF Donates 1,000 Microchips for Kenya’s Rhinos

Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Todd Ryburn via Flickr.

Kenya’s rapidly thinning rhino population gets another weapon in its arsenal in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking. WWF Kenya has announced that it will give over 1,000…

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Dec
19

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Wind Turbine Arrangement Increases Efficiency

Wind Turbines in neat row arrangement. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Charles Cook via Flickr.

A team of researchers has found a way to increase wind turbines’ efficiency by 33% simply by changing the turbine arrangement. Environmental News Network reports the work of…

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Dec
14

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One Year Later, Sandy’s Good and Bad Impacts

Restored portion of NJ's Meadowlands, where wildlife once again finds sanctuary. Photo Credit:  Some rights reserved by samenstelling via Flickr.

This October marked the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy, the extreme ‘snowtober’ hurricane that took US by surprise both with its power and the destruction it left behind….

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