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Researchers shocked to discover that West African lions are nearly extinct

January 10th, 2014

Across Africa, the mighty lion is in decline. Under pressure from illegal hunters and loss of habitat, the lions’ population has slipped to less than 35,000 across territory that represents only 25 percent of its historic range. The picture’s even worse for lions in West Africa, according to a study published this week.

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Legalizing the rhino horn trade could save these endangered animals

November 13th, 2013

Increasing demand in Asia for rhino horn, which is believed to have medicinal qualities, is fueling a vicious illegal trade that’s decimating African rhino populations. There may be a better way to save the rhino, without trying to beat down the cultural beliefs that have put it at risk.

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Nature in Danger: The addax, a tough desert animal clings to existence

July 11th, 2013

The desert-dwelling addax is an antelope found in North Africa and known for its astounding adaptations to living in an extremely harsh climate. Shockingly few are left in the wild, though conservation projects are underway around the world.

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A new report asks: Should the U.S. State Department be promoting GMO foods around the world?

May 28th, 2013

The U.S. State Department has been aggressively pushing GMO crops on countries around the world, using embassy connections to try to sway governments to adopt policies friendly to giant biotech firms like Missouri-based Monsanto, according to a new report by Food and Water Watch.

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Hershey’s promises to use certified cocoa with better labor practices by 2020

October 8th, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, Hershey’s has responded to a call to assure that its West African cocoa is certified as free of child labor.

The candy giant, based in Hershey, Penn., has been targeted by social justice activists

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Wine company says one tree will go up for every bottle that goes down

September 3rd, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

Once, long ago, a winemaker promised to sell no wine before its time. Now, a different company is promising to sell no wine (at least one label of wine anyway) without helping humans atone for past crimes.

The rhyme may not be as good, but the thought is more altruistic.

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