Elephant Emergency in Chad: Please Help Us Stop the Killing. ~ Via IFAW

Elephant Journal

I’ve just learned that 86 elephants—33 of them pregnant females—have been gunned down by poachers in the Central African country of Chad. Animal Rights (Diet, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only animal cruelty Chad elephant emergency endangered green killing poaching protect

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The Real Reason Chad le Clos Lost to Michael Phelps.

Elephant Journal

I was so intrigued watching Le Clos on the last lap as even in real time I noticed that he turned his head to the left multiple times (five actually) to.

The Climate Wars Have Begun in Nigeria.

Elephant Journal

Boko Haram arose from the disappearance of Lake Chad, which had sustained the Kanuri tribe that makes up most of the group. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today boko haram climate change desertification kanuri Lake Chad nigeria Poverty and social marginalization also play a major role.

Keira Knightley Urges Aid During Emotional Charity Trip to Chad


While visiting Chad, Keira Knightley is overcome with emotion and urges aid upon seeing malnourished children living in poverty. Read More. Causes News People Top News keira knightley

Rob Lowe Helps Special Needs Dogs At California Shelter


Rob Lowe, his son Matthew, and his brother and fellow actor Chad Lowe have all been putting in quality pup time at One Dog Rescue in California. Animals Causes chad lowe rob loweAccording to sources who have been chatting with TMZ, the Lowe men have been helping to organize adoption events, footing the bill for mobile spay/neuter clinics and purchasing [.].

Volunteering in Paradise

Conservancy Talk

For Conservancy employees Chad Livingston and Alex Wegmann, it meant something far different. Chad and Alex lead conservation and research efforts at Palmyra Atoll, a Conservancy preserve and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wildlife Refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawai’i.

Grow a Beard to Save Water for World Environment Day

Wend Magazine

Save a Million. &# is being powered in partnership with Chad Pregracke, the founder of the Environmental non-profit Living Lands and Waters , which helps protect, preserve and restore the nations’ rivers and watersheds.

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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

10,000 Birds

We have a paper under review where we collaborate with Chad Wilsey from Audubon, using Audubon’s forecasts of how climate change is likely to affect bird ranges. Birders derive “value” from birding.

DIY Tips Repurposing Scrap Wood In The Garden

Green Living Ideas

Eco Home Living Garden and Yard Care Recycling Chad Schimmel depotdevoid DIY Tips Repurposing Scrap Wood In The Garden MisterSoul99 raised planter boxIt doesn’t take much looking to find an abundant stock of scrap wood to use in a number of settings.

Luxurious Chiseled Desert Lodge In Jordan Is Also Sustainable

Green Prophet

Chad Oppenheim’s design for an eco lodge in Jordan’s desert is absolutely breathtaking. Chad Oppeneheim’s design attempts to respect the local culture by with a discreet, and hidden facility that doesn’t jut out too conspicuously.

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Launches Vegan Hair Dye Company


Hayley, who recently wed another vegan, Chad Gilbert of band New Found Glory, is seriously living the pop punk dream. Thanks to Hayley Williams, vegans can have the highlighter hair they covet. Bustle reports that the Paramore lead singer has launched her own hair dye company called Good DYE Young , and recently tweeted confirmation that the brand will be entirely vegan and cruelty free. Turn that frown upside down! GDY is Vegan & cruelty-free!! https://t.co/SBPPKZLBVG. SBPPKZLBVG.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Conservancy Talk

89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants. Aljazeera ). John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” ” ( National Geographic ). Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. ( The New York Times ). Wildfires already ? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. Grist ).

Will Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

Green Prophet

His work led to the discovery of a large underground water source in Egypt’s East Uweinat region near the borders with Libya, Chad and Sudan. Can mega well bring peace to Sudan? At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan.

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Rethinking Flood Protection in the Face of Increasing Storms

Conservancy Talk

Schwab, AICP, Manager, Hazards Planning Center, American Planning Association www.planning.org Jason Hellendrung, Partner, Sasaki Associates www.sasaki.com Chad Berginnis, CFM, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers www.floods.org Mark P.

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Celebrating Solar Power in North Carolina

Sierra Club Compass

The tour was led by the farm's Chad Ray, who discussed how solar can complement the agriculture industry and provide families and farmers with more opportunities to stay competitive and grow their businesses (that's Chad showing off the barn's solar panels in the above photo).

Alex Honnold, the Reluctant Free-Soloist

Wend Magazine

Music this week by Chad Farran. Many of us have a deep fascination with rock climbers. Big wall climbers in particular captivate our wonder and attention as we marvel at their daring feats of courage.

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New Ocean Front Property for Sale

Environmental Economics

  Spotted by eagle-eyed locals on the ground -- and photographed by  Chad Koczera  -- the sandbank has grown from tiny isle to large land mass. I'm going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina soon.  I might have to take a peak at the new island that has formed off of Cape Point before the developer get a hold of it.

Former NFL Stars To Climb Kilimanjaro For Charity


Ex-Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Chad Lewis will accompany the 37-year-old on the trek; which they hope will help raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Grow Spirulina Superfood At Home With A DIY Kit

Green Prophet

We have posted about the optimistic picture the UN Food and Agriculture Organization painted after investigating spirulina farms in Chad.

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2010 might be the hottest year ever recorded in human history

Green Blog

Meteorologist Jeff Masters also notes that new temperature records have been reached in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan and Myanmar. Global Warming 2010 Africa Arctic sea ice Asia Chad climate change climate science global temperature heatwave India Iraq James Hansen Kuwait La Nina Myanmar NASA Niger NSIDC Pakistan Saudi Arabia scienceClimate institutions and scientists are warning that 2010 might end up as one of the hottest years ever recorded in human history.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

This last mentioned giant version has been seen by very few birders as its range coincides with the unstable, war-torn and bandit-ravaged zone stretching from northern Uganda to Southern Sudan, south-eastern Chad and northern Central African Republic!

Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Perform Intimate Show for Charity


Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer are back. If these names sound familiar that’s because they make up the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band is setting up a rare and intimate club performance on Aug.

Believers Can Save One Million Gallons Of Water – Grow A Beard

Green Prophet

Every gallon of water that we save makes a difference to our communities, so when thousands of people get together for one common cause, great things can happen,” said Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters and the face of the program on Budweiser’s Facebook page. “By

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Are Cage-Free Eggs All They're Cracked Up to Be?

Mother Jones

But this October, UEP President Chad Gregory told Politico that the group wouldn't put up a fight in Massachusetts, where a measure modeled after California's will be on the ballot in November.

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In Jordan, 33 percent standing can’t see their feet

Green Prophet

Chad is last place, behind Ethiopia and Angola. Jordan is becoming a heavyweight on the global stage, but this is nothing to puff up about.

The SCOTUS has opened the door for a carbon tax?

Environmental Economics

Similarly, Chad stone notes that a climate rebate delivered through existing tax and benefit systems could “fully offset the impact of a carbon tax on the purchasing power of low- and moderate-income households." Shannon Wulf Tregar: The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan suffered a setback this week as the Supreme Court blocked the agency from requiring states to submit compliance plans until the program is reviewed by a lower court.

RFF on the Issues: When a Carbon Tax Is Better than Regulation

Environmental Economics

A climate rebate delivered through existing tax and benefit systems can shield low- and moderate-income households from the rising prices of electricity, gasoline, and other energy-intensive goods that would occur under a carbon tax regime,” writes Chad Stone of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. When isn't it?

Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts

Green Prophet

Swarms of adult locusts are currently forming in Chad and are about to form in Mali and Niger following good summer rains that provided favourable conditions for two generations of breeding and which triggered a 250-fold increase in locust populations in those countries.

A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

Green Prophet

Saharan dust storms have increased approximately 10-fold during the half-century since the 1950s, causing topsoil loss in Niger, Chad, northern Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. Earth’s dust storms and sand storms are becoming more frequent. How does that affect your health?

Solar cookers help save lives in Darfur Refugee Camps


B.Sameer Kumar: A ray of hope for those struggling in the Dark Continent; that is exactly what the supply of solar cookers is to the refugees at a camp in Darfur, Chad. How are solar cookers saving lives in Chad and Darfur?

A Clarion Call for Sahel Drought Victims

Green Prophet

The internationally renowned artist who regularly campaigns to improve the lives of African citizens launched an appeal to the international community to act before the food crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger reaches emergency status. “We

African Leaders Push For Project To Stop Encroaching Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

Many African leaders are concerned regarding the encroaching Sahara Desert and have therefore met in the country of Chad to discuss the problem. In total it would reach across eleven different African nations, including Niger, Chad, Sudan and Nigeria.

Libyan Artist Turns Weapons of War Into Amazing Sculptures

Green Prophet

Speaking to Mashalla News, Al-Wakwak also talks openly about the impact the Gaddafi regime had on him and the seven years he spent in prison for refusing to go to war in Chad. Libyan sculptor Ali Al-Wakwak has transformed the charred remnants of war into inspiring creations. Around a week ago, Libyans celebrated the first anniversary of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

Worldwide, the country least prepared for climate change is the landlocked African nation of Chad, with a score of 31.6.

Earth Day 2011

Sustainability Ninja

“Millions of people doing small, individual acts can add up to real change,” said Chad Chitwood, a spokesman for the umbrella group coordinating efforts. This year’s Earth Day has a slogan – “A Billion Acts of Green.” ” Today, those people are encouraged to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online at act.earthday.org/ and to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve things on our precious planet.

Economic and political effects of rising gas prices

Environmental Economics

But, I guess these small political impacts, combined with a hanging chad or two, can matter The bottom line of this article from the NY Times is that rising gas prices tends to have small political impacts: Gas prices influence voters indirectly, because rising prices can slow the pace of growth. But the influence is modest, because spending on oil and its derivatives makes up only a small part of the nation’s economic activity.

Environmental damage highlighted by Google Earth

Eco Friendly Daily

Among the 100 “hotspots” included are the dwindling Amazon rainforest, melting polar ice caps, and the startling declines of Central Asia’s Aral Sea and Africa’s Lake Chad, shown in satellite images captured between 1963 and 2004.

Black-backed Woodpeckers and Forest Fires in California and the West

10,000 Birds

Justin Augustine and Chad Hanson, Ph.D. It was July of 2012. I arrived at Lassen Volcanic National Park around 7:00 a.m. It was a cool 48 degrees.

Travelling Without Money to Istanbul’s Travel House

Green Prophet

Some participants also visited Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Yemen, Congo - Brazzaville, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and other countries, spending up to 1.5 A place where you can stay for free in Istanbul, meet other travellers and exchange travel experiences?