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Amazon Rain Forest Destruction Sped Up By Illegal Soy Bean Plantations
The 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
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Palm Oil ... The Ape and Rainforest Killer
Animal 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.

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Brazil ... 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
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Oil Spills

Exon Valdez - Erica - Prestige

Brief reports and updates on a selection of the worst oil tanker spills in recent history.
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Ban the Bang!

A 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.
...read more at the "Ban The Bang!" campaign site

GM Crops

GM Crops Now Threatening Natural Flora Diversity

GM Crops are now infiltrating wild crops. Read updated stories on this growing problem ...more

Global Warming

A Report from The World Wide Fund for Nature

Global warming 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
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Glaciers Melting Fast

Recent satellite studies are showing a rapid decline in glacial regions on mountains around the globe
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As 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 continue
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Global Warming Extra... act now!

RECENT 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.
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Hole in Ozone Layer Increasing

... The United Nations weather agency says measurements are showing that the hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has dramatically increased.
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.

General Environment News

Eden 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 book formalities...
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Mass Extinction Now Underway

It is now estimated that the earth is losing between 50,000 and 100,000 species a year ...more


Dying Oceans and Wetlands...

Like the Brazilian rain forest, the Aral Sea is an environmental catastrophe on a huge scale. Read about this and other ocean / wetlands news updates
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US Endangered Species Act Under Attack
A 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
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The Future is Red... Endangered species list released

The most comprehensive analysis of global conservation ever was recently published by the World Conservation Union
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