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Rescue Dogs Save Veterans From Committing Suicide


Sharpe, a senior airman in the United States Air Force, has an unfortunately all too familiar story of suffering and loss following a military deployment in 2002 to Saudi Read More The post Rescue Dogs Save Veterans From Committing Suicide appeared first on Ecorazzi. David E.

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Music Monday: Christmas with the Rat Pack

Wend Magazine

Even if you are a scrooge who shrieks at the sound of christmas music, you’ll still enjoy baking, decorating, wrapping and swaying to the 2002 Christmas compilation of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Click here to view the embedded video. In this week before the holiday festivities ensue, it feels appropriate to turn on the christmas tunes.

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What It’s Like to Survive a 100-Foot Climbing Fall

Wend Magazine

In 2002, Craig DeMartino miraculously survived a 100-foot fall after a miscommunication with his climbing partner. Click here to view the embedded video. Watch the video above to hear his story. Via: Matador TV ]. Related posts: Speed Climbing With Ueli Steck. Climber Survives 1,300 Foot Fall. Climbing at 39 Weeks Pregnant

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Anna Kournikova Replaces Jillian Michaels on ‘Biggest Loser’


She was named ‘Hottest Female Athlete’ in 2002, and won 2 doubles grand slam titles with Martina Hingis in 1997 and 2002.

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First Rehabbed and Reintegrated Killer Whale is Now a Mom


In 2002, a killer whale was spotted alone and emaciated in Puget Sound, near Seattle, Washington. Researchers kept a close watch on her, and determined after several months to bring Read More The post First Rehabbed and Reintegrated Killer Whale is Now a Mom appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

The number of community composting programs has dropped from 3,227 in 2002 to 3,090 in 2010. Get Involved in Your Community. Earth Day isn’t just about the things we can do for our environment – it’s also about getting involved in your community to teach others the importance of being eco-friendly. So Greenhome wants you to help everyone in your community feel the benefits of living green. Did you know? There are approximately 9,000 curbside recycling programs in the U.S.

Natural Selection by Nina Munteanu Now Out

The Alien Next Door

The nine stories touch on various iterations of evolution, spanning a 20-year writing period starting in the 1980s with "Arc of Time" first published by The Armchair Aesthete in 2002 to "Julia''s Gift" written in 2007, a significant year in my personal evolution.

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Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

According to the Washington Post article (2002) the public did not become fully aware of the problem until 1993 when, “after a local angler caught deformed largemouth bass [in a local creek] … the first advisories against eating fish from the area” were issued.

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California Basin Directs Water to Protect Klamath River Salmon


In 2002, tens of thousands of adult salmon died out due to Read More The post California Basin Directs Water to Protect Klamath River Salmon appeared first on Ecorazzi. As the California drought carries on, a federal agency has acted decisively to protect its resident salmon population.

Sea Shepherd will build a new ‘dream’ ship after receiving €8.3 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

Green Blog

Sea Shepherd has been confronting illegal whalers and illegal fishermen in the waters surrounding the Antarctic continent since 2002. The non-profit marine conservation organization, Sea Shepherd has received 8.3

Those Republicans are starting to grow on me

Environmental Economics

The limit was increased in 2002 to 12 percent from 6 percent, where it had been since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Ohioans could buy beer with a whopping 18 percent alcohol content under a provision in the state budget proposed yesterday by Senate Republicans. After holding the line on alcohol content in beer for 69 years, lawmakers might be poised to increase it for the second time in a decade.

Hot-Desking Dehumanizes Work Place

The Alien Next Door

2002); reprinted in Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine (Issue 3, Spring 2004); translated into Polish and reprinted in Nowa Fantastika (January 2006); translated into Hebrew and reprinted in Bli-Panika (2006).

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Cyprus kills 1.5 million migrating songbirds to eat in fetish dish

Green Prophet

BirdLife Cyprus and the UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have been monitoring songbirds – or as they are locally know as “ambelopoulia” – trapping operations on the island since 2002.

Camels are #1 killers in world’s most fatal place to drive

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia is a dangerous place to drive. It’s the world’s most dangerous, according to recent media reports.

Recovery: Benefits of Salmon Failure

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sportsmen ought to be incensed at this waste,” asserted one well-known outdoor writer in 2002. “It Upstream eel passage has increased from zero before ramp traps were installed at Holyoke in 2002 to 38,449 in 2016.

How Many Birders Are There, Really?

10,000 Birds

However, at least one source reported that in 2002, there were approximately 700,000 copies in print of the Sibley Guide to Birds and 250,000 of Kenn Kaufman’s Field Guide to Birds of North America. Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon. Jason’s first contribution to 10,000 Birds tackled the importance of the National Wildlife Refuge System. How many birders are there in America? As it turns out, there are very few estimates.

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Polar Vortex ? Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Image Source: © 2002 Corbis ]. The dramatic “polar vortex” hitting much of the U.S. this week has generated a lot of questions about climate change. This is a good thing. We need more people to be actively engaged and intellectually curious about this very important topic.

Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

Green Prophet

In March of 2002, Republic of Ireland became the first country to introduce a plastic bag fee, or PlasTax. The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year.

NASA Watches Underground Fresh Water Sea Vanish from the Middle East (VIDEO)

Green Prophet

NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission was launched in 2002. Sound the alarms? Where has Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq’s underground freshwater sea gone? NASA’s imaging technology recently brought some bad news about Mideast air pollution.

2002 27

The Nature Conservancy’s Massive New Science Article Database

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature Conservancy scientists publish almost 200 scientific articles each year. There’s an impressive body of work. But how can you find these articles? We’re pleased to announce that it’s now easier than ever.

2002 17

Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Green Prophet

In 2002, as part of a program to find new sources of protein to feed astronauts, NASA-funded scientists successfully grew goldfish muscle cells in a laboratory setting. Getting meat without killing animals is a concept that’s fast approaching reality.

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Going Solar: The 21st Century Family Home Project

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research shows that people most often take action on the environment based on a direct experience (Kollmuss and Agyeman 2002). The Copelands’ home solar project. Photo: Holly Copeland/TNC. By Holly Copeland.

What Does the Fox Need?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bobcats typically only take up residence in very large habitat fragments within cities or make forays into cities while still residing in wild areas (Bateman 2012, Chupp, 2013, Crooks 2002, Lowry 2013, Ordeñana 2013, Tigas 2003). A red fox prowls the urban greenbelt in Boise, Idaho.

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The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help

Nature Conservancy - Science

A single storm in 2002, for example, killed almost 80 percent of the monarch population. Monarch butterflies are in the media a lot lately, and it’s not good news. What’s really going on? Are the butterflies facing extinction?

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What is the National Bird of Panama?

10,000 Birds

” Many share her fascination with this bird of prey, and it was designated Panama’s official bird in 2002.

The Amazing Lemming: The Rodent Behind the Snowy Owl Invasion?

Nature Conservancy - Science

2002 Indirect effects of lemming cycles on sandpiper dynamics: 50 years of counts from southern Sweden. This snowy owl nest is lined with 70+ dead lemmings. Photo: Christine Blais-Soucy. By Joe Smith , ornithologist and restoration ecologist.

700 free e-books to up your Middle East IQ

Green Prophet

Pollution in a Promised Land: an Environmental History of Israel by Alon Tal (UCP 2002). Looking for some good reads about the environment and the Middle East?

Bioacoustics for Conservation Land-Use Planning

Nature Conservancy - Science

On the eastern half of the island, Papua New Guinea is still relatively lush compared to other tropical countries — 71 percent of the land area was forested as of 2002, according to a 2002 report by the University of Papua New Guinea Remote Sensing Centre. The forest seems endless.

Friday* Beer Post: What is wrong with today's utes??

Environmental Economics

Binge drinking among 12- to 20-year-olds has steadily declined since 2002 and is now at the lowest rate in more than a decade, a government study reported today. via www.dispatch.com. Yes, I know today is Thursday. But I'm out tomorrow and I don't feel like setting the delayed post

AERE Publication of Enduring Quality Award

Environmental Economics

1 (2002), pp. From the Harvard Press Release: The Publication of Enduring Quality (PEQ) award of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics. This year, AERE recognized two influential empirical papers on induced innovation in environmental economics: "The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change," by Richard G. Newell, Adam B.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

The Republic of Ireland (enacted in 2002), Denmark (2003), Belgium (2007), Mexico (2010), Wales and Italy (2011), Scotland (2014), and England (2015) all tackled the problem with legislation.

Wean yourself off plastic with clever Trolley Bags

Green Prophet

Trolley Bags were in some ways an invention that had to happen in Ireland, one of the first countries in the world to introduce the plastic bag tax back in 2002. Jordan’s plastic bags enjoy more freedom than most of its people. Bags fly free.

Grow Your Own Vegetables – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Grow your own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom 2011 abridged edition of the 2002 Frances Lincoln Edition Frances Lincoln in association with Marshalls Seeds Paperback 360 pages ISBN: 978-0-7112-3264-8 Price: £ 9.99

Recovery: The Miracle on Palmyra

Nature Conservancy - Science

In fact, in 2002 an eradication attempt on Palmyra by TNC and the U.S. No one is sure when the 618-acre wildlife paradise that had been Palmyra Atoll, a thousand miles south of Hawaiʻi, started dying. But it is believed to be one more casualty of World War II.

The Mighty Guardians of Woodbourne Forest – Part I

Conservancy Talk

The emerald ash borer ( Agrilus planipennis ), a brilliant green beetle native to Asia and eastern Russia, was first confirmed in Michigan in 2002 and has spread to at least 23 states and two Canadian provinces. Woodbourne: The Mythical Forest Red oak in Woodbourne Forest. Photo © George C.

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Lake Apopka – Florida’s Inland Rarity Hotspot

10,000 Birds

Consider these numbers recorded by long-time local birder Harry Robinson: 1,230 common nighthawks (the highest recorded count for Florida) on September 11th, 2002; 1,560 swallow-tailed kites on July 26th, 2006 and 1,660 black-bellied whistling ducks on February 5th, 2010. Lake Apopka Restoration Area in Lake County Florida is fast-becoming one of the best bird magnets in all of Florida.

Sea Shepherd Fleet Gets A Makeover For New Campaigns


The color scheme is actually a redux of what the group used during anti-poaching campaigns off Cocos, Malpelo, and the Galapagos Islands in 2002.

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Cities, Biodiversity and Governance: Perspectives and Challenges of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the City Level

The Green Changemakers

City governments can contribute more to implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as the 2010 target to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss set by governments during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 is not being achieved.