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    Poaching in Africa Becomes Increasingly Militarized

    Photo by Rhett  A. Butler• Due to skyrocketing consumer demand, particularly from Asia, today’s wildlife traffickers have the resources to outfit their henchmen with weaponry and equipment that often outmatches that of the local park rangers.• The poachers doing the most damage in Africa ...

    Logging the Wilds of Latvia

    Europe’s great forests are largely gone, but there’s one often-overlooked country where lynx, wolves, moose, and wild boars still roam under dense tree cover: Latvia. Jeremy Hance reports in Mongabay on the Baltic nation’s richly diverse forests, and how they’re being endangered by an ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10-29-2010

    Every week we share links to stories, articles, and other interesting things we’ve come across online for you to enjoy over the weekend. It’s the utne.com crockpot; we add the ingredients for a great online meal.Enjoy!Fun! Get your own miniature copy of Patrick Somerville’s “The ...

    Ecological Internet: Radical, Green, and Wired

    Ecological Internet is the most radical green group you’ve never heard of, and for years it has been achieving “major successes … below the radar of big conservation groups and mainstream media,” writes Jeremy Hance on the rainforest conservation site Mongabay. The organization ...

    Avatar Director Turns Green (Not Blue)

    James Cameron is funneling some of his energies into a new role: that of environmentalist and indigenous rights advocate. But he’s finding that this can be tricky territory for a blockbuster director.Nikolas Kozloff, the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America’s Climate Change ...

    How Green Is Your Gun?

    Attention firearms enthusiasts: The U.S. government is not going to take away your weapons, as you might have heard. But it is going to make sure that the stocks of new rifles and revolvers are made from legally sourced wood.The 110-year-old Lacey Act was amended in 2008 to ban the trade ...

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