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Nature in Danger: The African Elephant

June 18th, 2013

African elephants are listed as “vulnerable” because they are losing habitat and remain a target for ivory poachers. But these intelligent, iconic animals are getting some help, as the world recognizes they shouldn’t be killed for their tusks.

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Nature in Danger: Bonobos

June 11th, 2012

Pan paniscus, otherwise known as bonobos, gracile chimpanzees, or pygmy chimpanzees, are an endangered species of the family Hominidae (great apes). Residing mainly in their native habitat in the lush rain forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, these peace-loving creatures are truly captivating.

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San Francisco Green Film Festival spotlights rising oceans, climate ‘outlaws’ and green awakenings in Detroit and China

February 29th, 2012

San Francisco’s Green Film Festival kicks off this week, with 40 films from around the world and dozens of directors and speakers slated to appear at showings from March 1-7. The second annual festival also will feature US premieres of foreign films, such as Waking the Green Tiger, a chronicle of China’s rising eco-awareness, and Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws, which follows activists in Great Britain on a whirlwind of zany actions to stop polluters. See snapshots of these two films, and two other fascinating works, Urban Roots and Blood in the Mobile, below.

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Disney donates to save forests

November 3rd, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

While the world scrambles to find clean energy solutions, somewhere, every minute of every day, saws buzz through a forest, cutting down one of nature’s antidotes to carbon pollution.

Saving forests in the Congo will help save endangered gorillas (Photo: John Martin)

Saving forests in the Congo will help save endangered gorillas (Photo: John Martin)

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