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The Global Species Crisis: Mammals on the Brink of Extinction

Bee at Altanta Botanical Garden - Rights reserved by Holly ElmoreFor some animal species, time on planet Earth is running out. There have been five mass extinctions in the planet’s history, and animal populations so far suggest that we may have entered what will be the sixth great extinction wave. Since the 1960’s and 1970’s, when the idea of saving many of the world’s animals was first recognized, scientists have strived to save dwindling animal numbers. But, despite efforts, the list of endangered species has more than doubled in the past two decades according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). More than 23,000 plant and animal species are listed on the IUCN, including corals, birds, mammals and amphibians.


Climate Deal Decision Puts Birds at Risk

Climate Deal Decision Puts Birds at RiskAmerican Bird Conservancy (ABC) condemns President Donald J. Trump’s decision, announced today, to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The reversal increases the dangers that a changing climate creates for migratory birds like Red Knot and many other species, including humans.


Phones and Drones to Monitor Endangered Species

Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can “read” digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphonesConservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can “read” digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the species, sex and age of the animal that made the tracks, and even match tracks to individual animals. 


Natural Stone – the Eco-Friendly Choice for Home Renovations and Upgrades

Stone is a natural product

Summer is the perfect time to learn about Mother Nature’s authentic product

Unless you studied geology, you may not be able to reel off the three main classifications of rock or know the difference between a quirt and a quoin. But, you likely inherently understand that the beauty and durability of natural stone holds strong universal appeal. You probably also intuitively know that the world’s oldest building product – natural stone – is the single most authentic and organic choice for both interior and exterior home applications. That’s because it’s been hand crafted by Mother Nature herself over thousands, and in some cases, millions of years.


Polling Shows Americans Want to Fight Climate Change But Aren't Taking Action

Protecting the Environment is Very Important to Most Americans Who Believe in Climate Change According to Latest Cool Effect Survey - Three Quarters Feel They Can Personally Do Something to Help Save the Planet

Cool Effect™, the innovative online platform crowdfunding for the highest-quality carbon reducing projects around the globe, announced the findings of a nationwide third-party online survey conducted by Ipsos that evaluated consumer sentiment and reasons regarding preserving the health and vitality of our planet. The survey was conducted among individuals 18 and older who believe climate change is caused by humans.



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