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Top News: Environment

Liberia's losing battle with erosion and rising sea levels

Monrovia - Thousands of people and businesses are literally being swept away because of rising seas along the Liberian coast. In Buchanan City and West Point, Monrovia's slum community, hope of a solution has been replaced by desperation as the poor look for help.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Video: Iceberg collapses in Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland, Canada

Wanda Stead and her husband were enjoying a day out in the Bay of Exploits Tuesday when she unexpectedly caught on video the collapse of an iceberg. While at first fascinating, they pretty soon had to move, and move fast, to escape the icy tidal wave.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: When will the pilot whale hunt end in the Faroe Islands? Special

The pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands will end in the not too distant future. In this the Faroese are mostly in agreement, even many of those who are pro-whaling. But until that happens, whale advocates will need to be patient.
Digital Journal Report by Sasha Abdolmajid - 1 comment

SF Bay Area oyster farm wins another 30 days reprieve

Inverness - The San Francisco Bay Area's last oyster farm is not closed, not quite yet. While the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s retail store is scheduled to shut down Thursday, oyster farming in the historic estuary can continue for at least 30 days.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Cheetahs are being wiped out and selfies are the reason

Across the ages, men and women have always found ways to impress each other--the latest fashion trends, the newest dance moves, or maybe a photo with a cute puppy or kitten.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 4 comments

Tiger skins are 'like fingerprints'

Individual tigers can be identified through the stripes and patterns on their skin. Each pattern is unique to individual tigers. A collaboration of world governments aim to use this information to track poaching across the globe.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Goat brigade released to fight poison ivy in Boston

Boston - City officials brought in goats to clean up large patches of poison ivy scattered about Hyde Park. According to reports the animals are fast, clean and efficient in removing these and are not hurt by the ivy at all.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

California beachgoer suffocates when sand hole collapses

Half Moon Bay - A young California man died Monday when a deep hole he was digging at a popular Half Moon Bay beach collapsed, trapping him below ground for a half-hour.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Rare beauty: Saving the Scottish wildcat

Prowling the Scottish highlands, this beautiful cat looks much like a house cat. In fact, the Scottish wildcat and our domestic felines do share an ancestor and that's how cats earned their grace, agility, and intelligence.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 7 comments

California businesses unite to protect waterways

Los Angeles - A network of California businesses are working together to protect the state’s coast, ocean, bays, rivers and streams. The initiative has been dubbed the 'Blue Business Council'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Texas’ emergency herbicide request refused by EPA

Houston - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the emergency use request filed by the state of Texas to use hazardous herbicide propazine to kill superweeds infesting the state’s cotton.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Dolphins don't belong in the desert says advocacy group Special

Las Vegas - It's been described by advocates as the dolphin death pool. Tucked away inside The Mirage Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, are ten bottlenose dolphins. All of them are suffering from the desert heat says the Mojave Dolphin campaign.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Loggerhead turtles and oil exploration: They just don't mix

It was a huge victory, and bittersweet, but after five years of debate and struggle by environmental groups, including Oceana, the endangered loggerhead sea turtle finally won federal protection for its critical habitat on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Playful whale lifts kayak with two people on board in Argentina

Puerto Madryn - Two people navigating on a kayak off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, had a unique experience when their small vessel was gently lifted by a whale (Video). Such close encounter is illegal in Chubut for safety and conservation reasons.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Mexico reports first litter of Lobos born in wild after 30 years

In a giant step forward in saving a species from extinction, Mexican officials announced the birth of a littler of Mexican gray wolves, the first to be born in their natural habitat after going extinct in the wild three decades ago.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Op-Ed: California is facing a water crisis

California is one of the richest regions in the world and is facing a glaring environmental problem that could destroy the economy of the state.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Killer whales dominate Superpod Three on San Juan Island Special

Friday Harbor - Superpod Three concluded last Friday following a fabulous whirlwind five-day orca-fest, hosted by the cast of the documentary, ‘Blackfish’. The real stars of the show however, were undoubtedly, the killer whales themselves.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

Bird’s eye view: Bird threat zones revealed

Scientists have produced detailed maps revealing the areas in the world where bird populations are in decline. The majority of regions are in South America.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments
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