Tuesday, October 30, 2012

KFC wraps chicken in tiger habitat

Greenpeace International began an email campaign this week to rev up support for their campaign to convince KFC to stop using throwaway packaging made by destroying the Indonesian rainforest. The Sumatran tiger, the last subspecies of tigers still alive in Indonesia’s rainforests, is on the brink of extinction. Only 400 of these tigers remain in the wild. Continue reading...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wild whooping crane chick hatches in Wisconsin

Wild whooping crane chick hatches in Wisconsin
The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) today annouced another success in its efforts to reintroduce a wild migratory whooping crane population in eastern North America. A whooping crane chick hatched yesterday in Wood County, Wis.

Click link to read story. The video is from a previous hatchling.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Miami blue butterfly declared endangered after thought to be extinct

As of April 2012, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the Miami blue butterfly is protected under the Endangered Species Act. The situation for the Miami blue is dire. Less than 50 butterflies have been surveyed in the wild in 2010 and 2011. The tiny, brightly-colored butterfly once occurred across coastal South Florida but disappeared from 99 percent of its range. Continue reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Salton Sea shrinks: Ecosystem in danger The largest inland body of water in California is shrinking and sending out an SOS signal in the form of increased salinity and piles of dead birds and fish..
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Grammys get a taste for sustainable farming in Chipotle’s “Back to the Start"

Green living and sustainable agriculture don’t usually make an appearance at the Grammy Awards. This year was different. Continue reading on Examiner.com Grammys get a taste for sustainable farming in Chipotle’s “Back to the Start" - National Green Living | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/green-living-in-national/grammys-get-a-taste-for-sustainable-farming-chipotle-s-back-to-the-start#ixzz1mIQi6vky

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monsanto lobbyist uses power as FDA food czar to target Amish CREDO, a publication of Working Assets, today began a campaign to educate consumers and ignite outrage about a former Monsanto lobbyist and his leadership in FDA food safety. CREDO asks:
Why is a former Monsanto lobbyist currently serving as the FDA's food safety czar waging war on small dairy farms that produce fresh milk?
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Grade school activists ask Universal Studios to honor message of The Lorax

Mr. Wells’ kids decided to take matters into their own hands -- they started a petition on Change.org asking Universal to include environmental education on The Lorax movie website. Read more

Beef and butterflies

Photo courtesy of Environmental Defense Fund Austin-area ranchers  and conservationists show beef and butterflies  can thrive...