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Rain Forest Destruction Sped Up By Illegal Soy Bean Plantations
destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is being dramatically
accelerated due to massive plantations of soy. European consumers
are inadvertently causing the effect due to preference of non-genetically
modified soy instead of the American GM equivalent
Oil ... The Ape and Rainforest Killer
and environmental welfare organisations call on consumers to question
products containing palm oil which destroys Orangutan habitats.
Ordinary food shoppers are unwittingly causing the extinction of rain
forest animals such as the much-loved Orangutan.
... while the world can only watch in horror
As a country
of rich bio-diversity on which the entire planet largely depends
for environmental stability, Brazil continues to display an astonishing
disregard for both its natural habitat and animals
Valdez - Erica - Prestige
Brief reports and updates on a selection
of the worst oil tanker spills in recent history.
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non-killjoy firework campaign
Ban the Bang! is a well-balanced campaign to stop
the use of excessive fireworks that cause suffering and death to
animals, as well as distress to young children, the elderly and
communities in general.
more at the "Ban The Bang!" campaign site
Crops Now Threatening Natural Flora Diversity
GM Crops are
now infiltrating wild crops. Read updated stories on this growing
Report from The World Wide Fund for Nature
could fundamentally alter one third of plant and animal habitats
by the end of this century, and cause the eventual extinction of
certain plant and animal species, according to a recent study released
by WWF, the conservation organization
studies are showing a rapid decline in glacial regions on mountains
around the globe
ice caps melt polar bears face extinction...
The ice covering
the arctic ocean has reduced by 40% in the past 40 years. Polar
bears are now under increasing threat as global warming is set to
research on global warming suggests that the earth will heat up
as quickly in the next 100 years as in the last 20,000 years combined.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have estimated that
human releases of heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" will increase
the mean global surface temperatures from 2.3 to 7.3 degrees by
the year 2100.
the GGL site at VeggieGlobal.com
in Ozone Layer Increasing
United Nations weather agency says measurements are showing that
the hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has dramatically
Four observation stations recently
reported an ozone drop between 20 and 35 percent compared with a
period between 1964 and 1976. This time the hole is so large it
has now reached beyond the southern tip South America.
on a mountain
A huge "Eden"
type garden is growing around 4,500 feet up in the coldest area
of the Austrian Alps, defying all gardening and agricultural text
Extinction Now Underway
It is now estimated
that the earth is losing between 50,000 and 100,000 species a year
Oceans and Wetlands...
the Brazilian rain forest, the Aral Sea is an environmental catastrophe
on a huge scale. Read about this and other ocean / wetlands news
Endangered Species Act Under Attack
shocking report by the IFAW says that the Bush Administration has
waged a war to weaken and turn back the clock on more than 30 years
of environmental progress
Future is Red... Endangered species list released
The most comprehensive
analysis of global conservation ever was recently published by the
World Conservation Union