Conservation

The endangered Coral Sea

Monday, 11 May 2009

Australia's Coral Sea, near the Great Barrier Reef, is one of the last remaining tropical wilderness areas in the world. But this majestic "Serengeti of the Sea" faces an uncertain future. Video by WWF.

White-nose syndrome

Mysterious bat killer found

Monday, 3 November 2008

Experts report in the journal Science that they may have discovered the mysterious bat killer which has ripped through colonies, killing as many as 200,000 in the northeastern states of the USA.

elephant

eBay bans ivory sales

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

EBay announced a ban on all ivory sales as a conservation group released a report on Tuesday accusing the Internet auction house of contributing to the trade in endangered wildlife products.

Navy Sonar Bad for Whales

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

It seems that sonar, while extremely useful to humans, may be terrible for whales.

Old growth forest

Old trees are carbon positive, say scientists

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Old-growth forests remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, helping to curb the greenhouse gases that drive global warming, according to a new study.

Alice Newstead hangs from the ceiling by hooks.

Shark species hanging by a thread

Friday, 5 September 2008

A British woman was suspended from the ceiling of a London shop by hooks put through her skin, in protest on Wednesday against the practice of slicing fins from sharks and throwing them back into the ocean alive.

Curbing deforestation offers big global warming gains.

Curbing deforestation offers big global warming gains

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Tropical developing nations can help drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing their rate of deforestation, say climate scientists.

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